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  1. Buttermilk Sky - eBookeBOOK
    Buttermilk Sky - eBook
    Jan Watson
    Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. / 2014 / ePub
    $9.69 Retail: $14.99 Save 35% ($5.30)
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  1. Colorado
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Impressive and enjoyable
    November 22, 2014
    Peaches
    Colorado
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Buttermilk Sky.
    "Mazy tilted her umbrella against the wind. "I predict buttermilk skies tomorrow." "That makes no sense, Mazy. You can't drink the sky." "My mother used to say that - it means the clouds are fluffy and break up easily, like creamy buttermilk."' ( pg. 129 )

    Jan Watson has a gift for writing - a gift that flows onto the pages of her books and inspires her readers. The first time I read a book by Jan Watson { Troublesome Creek } I was blown away by the depth, emotion, and character of her writing. She instantly became a favorite author of mine. Jan Watson once again blew me away with Buttermilk Sky. Her writing seems to draw the reader into her world of the Kentucky mountains making you feel like you're a part of them, as if your heart beats as one. The characters in this book are vibrant and full of life - they are portrayed in a way that makes you feel like you're right there by their side experiencing their ups and downs, the happy moments and the sad. The humor is charming and will keep you smiling throughout the pages.

    Mazy is somewhat naiive as she leaves her beloved mountains and attends secretarial school in Lexington. She struggles with staying because of the diffculties of her classes and she takes into consideration that maybe she isn't cut out to be a secretary. She has thought it through and is just about to give up and head home when Loyal Chambers walks into her life and changes everything. . .

    Loyal Chamber is everything a girl could want: charming, handsome, wealthy, entertaining. And he seems to fit the bill of what Mazy wants in a man. With a little motivation from Loyal, Mazy is back on track in school and ready for some changes in her "simple" life.

    But then dear, sweet, kind Chanis shows up in Lexington expressing his love and adoration to Mazy. Talk about bad timing! Mazy has been slowly pulling away from her former beau and has decided she doesn't want his attention anymore. She has told herself that Chanis just isn't what she wants. Poor Mazy, she is beside herself with decisions that need to be made. She knows what she wants, but her head and her heart aren't matching up - what is a mountain girl to do. . .

    Buttermilk Sky has my vote - it's an impressive and enjoyable book. Jan Watson fills the pages with love, encouragement, wisdom, and a little bit of suspense. I truly appreciate and applaud the talent of Jan's writing and imagination - she does not disappoint!

    ** I was given a free copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. No other compensation was received. **
  2. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    charming story of truth and honesty
    November 20, 2014
    Karen Ketcham
    This review was written for Buttermilk Sky.
    Mazy Pelfrey moves to the big city of Lexington KY to expend her life and have a career. She leaves behind Chanis the young sheriff who has loved her for years. Mazy makes new friends and is introduced to a lifestyle very different from the hills of KY. The story is set in 1900s in Kentucky, but rings true to relationships and society issues today. The characters are sweet and believable and you grow to love them. Your heart goes out to Cinnamon Spicer a very poor little girl who "picks" garbage to sell just to barely survive. Mazy learns through her about true honesty.



    Thank you to the author, the publisher and Book Club Network for the opportunity to read and review this book.



    I received this book free of charge from Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
  3. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Beautifully written!
    November 18, 2014
    Britney Adams
    This review was written for Buttermilk Sky.
    Danger rumbles like thunder on a high mountain ridge when Mazy's cosseted past collides with her clouded future and forces her to come to terms with what she really wants.

    Jan Watsons beautiful writing brings to life the setting and characters of Buttermilk Sky. I was intrigued by Mazy Pelfrey and eager to know what would become of this young woman and her future. There were several secondary characters that also interested me, and I would love to read their stories. Buttermilk Sky is the first novel I have read by Jan Watson, and I am eager to read more!

    I received a complimentary copy of this book through The Book Club Network. All thoughts expressed are my own and no monetary compensation was received.
  4. New Zealand
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    Missing Something
    November 13, 2014
    Iola
    New Zealand
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 1
    This review was written for Buttermilk Sky.
    I was attracted to Buttermilk Sky by the beautiful cover, and the interesting blurb. Unfortunately, this is one of those books where the person who wrote the blurb doesn't seem to have read the book. Mazy isnt about to start secretarial college. Shes almost finished. Mazy is never in any danger. And she doesnt even seem to be the main character: I first thought the novel was going to be about Cinnamon, who makes a living picking out rubbish at the dump. Then I thought it was Sheriff Chanis Clay, who was pining for a character who hadnt yet been introduced, Mazy. Then the story introduced Mazy, and it became apparent she was the main character (which begs the question: why wasnt she the first character we met?).

    There were good things about the book. The writing was solid with flashes of brilliance (although there were also passages best described as pedestrian). The minor characters like Cinnamon, Clare and Eva, were interesting. And, as Ive said, the cover is lovely, and it was obvious the author knew a lot about the time period she was writing in.

    But thats not enough to make up for the deficiencies. Mazy was an annoying character, in that I never understood why it was so important to her that she finish secretarial school, and she didnt seem to have any plan for what she would do after. I also had no idea how old she waswhile that was in the cover blurb, it wasnt at all apparent from the text (her tender age may partially explain her lack of depth). Chanis was almost a comic figure, and it made for a confusing romance when he didnt have any day-to-day relationship with Mazy.

    But the main problem for me was simply a lack of a coherent plot. There were plenty of things that happened, but there was no overall pattern, no story, to engage me. It read more like a series of scenes about some characters who may or may not be related. Perhaps the plot was supposed to be the love triangle between Mazy, Chanis and Loyal, but it was pretty obvious who she was going to choose (well, I thought so, after one of the pursuers showed himself to be charming yet ruthless). But all the interesting character change happened between the end of the final chapter and the epilogue. It felt like I'd read the entire book waiting for something to happen, then that bit got cut.

    This is the first novel Ive read by Jan Watson, and I suspect it will be the last. I think some of the characters (e.g. Mazys older sister) have featured in her previous novels, but I dont think I would have enjoyed Buttermilk Sky even if I had read the earlier books.

    Thanks to Tyndale House and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
  5. upstate NY
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Sweet Anne-ish story set in simpler times!
    November 13, 2014
    Stephanie
    upstate NY
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Buttermilk Sky.
    I decided to pick up Buttermilk Sky after a review in my latest Christianbook Fiction catalog. The editor mentioned the 'Anne of Green Gables' feel and I was immediately interested. I'm glad I chose to read it.

    Buttermilk Sky easily read as a standalone, but it made me want to go back and read all of Jan's previous books! I wanted to get to know some of the past characters that are woven throughout the book, and I liked the feel of the Anne-ish time period.

    I liked Mazy right away. She brought to mind a little bit of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. A young, unspoiled girl looking for something exciting...then coming to the realization that there's no place like home.

    I also liked Mrs. Pearl and Cinnamon (who needs a story of her own!). I did feel like Mazy's story ended too abruptly or at least, I really wanted the story to continue or have the characters fleshed out a bit more. Didn't think it was long enough. Like I said, Cinnamon needs a story of her own and I want to know more about Clara! Perhaps we will see them in a future book...?

    A sweet story set in simpler times I liked it and would definitely read another by Jan!

    *I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine.*
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