I got this book by Tyndale rewards and it was amazing.
Lilly Gray Corbett decided to take an internship in Skip Rock, Kentucky. Her fiancee was not so sure she should accept the internship. His main concern was it was in a coal mine camp with harsh conditions very unlike Boston. Lily was not taken as seriously in her profession as a man would have been. She had been raised in the Kentucky mountains under similar conditions, so she was not sure how she felt about his reaction to her going to Skip Rock. Although she knew she would miss him dearly and would write him often. When she arrives in Skip Rock it is a shock to the residents because they were expecting a male physician. She knew ahead of time this would be a problem just like it would have been anywhere she went to practice her profession. She just hoped she could earn their trust. Joe, one of the miners, tried to avoid the new doctor even though he was so drawn to her that he watch her every move. She was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Would he be able to hide his true identity from her? How was it possible that she was really here? I really enjoyed this book, it was like reading about a family friend. I read several of the author's other books that have connection with this book. There was plenty to keep my attention it has suspense, action packed, and a possible love connection. The author writes of the conditions that existed in the camp which all came back to the importance for a doctor like Lily that actually cared about the miners and their families well being. I am looking forward to reading the author's next book, TATTLER'S BRANCH to be released in September 2013. I highly recommend this book. I rated this book 5 out of 5. Disclosure: I chose this book from Tyndale Rewards. I was in no way compensated for this review. This is my honest opinion.
I fell in love with the Troublesome Creek series a long time ago. I read the books as they were relesed, so I would wait (impaitently) for the next one to come out. I didn't know, however that there were two new books in the series(Still House Pond and Slip Rock Shallows) until I had loaned the series out to a friend and she found the last two on line and bought them!!! So when she returned the series to me she gave me the latest two as a gift. I couldn't put them down...I love the characters in the story line...I grew up on the banks of Troublesome Creek in Knott County Ky and I'm so proud of that. I'm so greatful to the author for sharing our mountian heritage with the world in such a positive and Godly way. May God richly bless you Ms. Watson
The people of Skip Rock, KY, are hard, and they believe they know a woman’s place. Lilly Gray Corbett has just graduated from medical school and has accepted an internship in Skip Rock. With her own stubbornness, she’s determined to win over the people—and she does after saving a young miner. Lilly’s fiancé is in Boston, and she quickly becomes torn between returning to him and exploring her attraction to the man she saved. VERDICT: Great plot development and skilled character building make Watson’s latest historical a sure bet for fans of Karen Kingsbury.
Watson’s descriptions of early 20th-century life and the Kentucky landscape will instantly transport readers. The character’s struggles with faith and trust in God are very realistic and heartfelt. While Lilly is a character mentioned in Watson’s other books, readers do not need to have read those in order to follow this one. SUMMARY: A recent medical school graduate, Lilly Corbett moves to the small mountain town of Skip Rock, KY., to start her internship. Lilly must overcome the prejudice and skepticism of the townspeople and, as she gains their trust, she is torn between staying in Skip Rock and joining her boyfriend in Boston. The attraction she feels for a handsome coal miner confuses her even more.