Friday, November 5, 2010

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. (Tyndale)


I really wanted to like Still House Pond by Jan Watson, but I just couldn't get into it.

Although Still House Pond is supposed to be a standalone novel, I felt like I'd tuned into a Walton's episode a half hour too late.

Since I haven't read Jan's Troublesome Creek series and that's where many of the characters were first established, I felt a little lost.

I did enjoy Jan's style and the 'Walton's' feel to the book, so I think if I was properly introduced (by reading mama Copper's stories), I may be able give Lilly and Still House Pond a fresh start.

Also reviewed on Amazon and Christianbook.

Recommend: YES

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