Monday, October 4, 2010

Book Review – Still House Pond by Jan Watson


Lilly Gray Corbett loves living on Troublesome Creek, but she would much rather play with her best friend than watch her little brother and the twins. Her mama, Copper, is often gone helping to birth babies, and Lilly has to stay home. When Aunt Alice sends a note inviting her to visit in the city, Lilly is excited to go, and Copper reluctantly agrees to let her. Later, when they hear the news that the train crashed, Copper and her husband, John, rush to find out if their daughter is injured . . . or even alive.

This fifth book in the Troublesome Creek series was a nice “vacation book”. Nothing too heavy, yet thoroughly enjoyable. The author provides good character development and an easy-going plot. The book summary is a bit misleading because the train scene doesn’t happen until about 2/3 of the way through the book. But thinking about the book as a whole, I think it’s as good a synopsis as any because the story mostly just meanders through the three main characters’ lives; Copper, Lilly, and Manda.

I did not know when I started reading it that it was in a series, but it didn’t make that much of a difference. I plan on reading the other ones now that I know because I think they will add depth of character and the book was a nice light read.

I give this book a 4 stars. Light, engaging, and good characters.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishing as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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