Mazy leaves her mountain home in Kentucky to attend secretarial school in the city. She makes new friends, including a wealthy young man, but realizes that life is harder than she expected out on her own.
I liked this book, much as I've liked the other books by this author. While I don't know if this is part of a series, I am glad to have read the previous books as several characters from the author's former books made appearances.
I have not read the other books in this series but find that Buttermilk Sky can be read as a stand alone book. This novel is a charming and heartwarming story with believable characters facing some of the sames challenges we face in this day and time. Dangers, romance, tragedy and faith. Loved Mazy and Chanis.
The story begins in 1913. With high expectations put on her shoulders by her strict family 19 year old Mazy Pelfrey leaves her home in Kentucky to go to a secretarial school in Lexington. Sheriff Chanis Clay is following in his fathers footsteps as a law enforcement officer. Chanis cares deeply for Mazy and wants to marry her, but she feels the need to find out who she is an what she wants. She meets Loyal Chambers who is young, wealthy and handsome.
Will Mazy find out who or what she wants?
This was a quick and enjoyable read. I highly recommend it.
I received a free copy of this book from bookfun.or or my honest opinion and review.
Buttermilk Sky is the story of a country girl going to the city for an education in the early 1900's. She has to meet many types of characters along the way. She encounters many circumstances that matures her and allows her to see people as they truly are. She maintains her faith and love of life throughout many difficult times. This is the first book of this author's that I read but it will not be my last. I enjoyed the easy flow, descriptive characters, and over-all story line she presented.
I recieved this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
I liked "Buttermilk Sky". It's a nice story about 19 year old Mazy Pelfrey, who moves from her home in the mountains to the city, trying to grow up and live her own life. Thinking she might like to be a secretary, she attends a secretarial school, learning how to type and take letters and other secretarial things. But attending the school and learning these things is a lot harder than she thought it would be and she debates whether or not to give up and return home.
Part of the story is also shown from Sheriff Chanis Clay's perspective. Chanis was the man that Mazy left behind when she moved to the city to go to school. He loves Mazy and wants her to be his wife. He even starts to fix a house up for them to live in if they get married when she finishes school. But Mazy isn't so sure she wants to marry Chanis and things are complicated further when Mazy meets a new man in the city, wealthy and charming Loyal Chambers.
In the story we see both Mazy and Chanis trying to figure out what they want in life and trying to figure out where God is leading them.
The characters in the story seemed realistic, although I would have liked some of the characters to have had a bit more depth to them. I liked Mazy's and Chanis' characters.
Mazy is a sweet young woman, although a bit naive, who wants to do well in secretarial school and wants to be liked by the other girls she goes to school with and wants to fit in with them. However, the girls aren't always nice to her, but Mazy always tries to be friendly to them even when they're unfriendly towards her. She tries to be helpful and is kind to others. She's a likeable character.
Chanis is an honorable man who tries to help others and wants to do what's right. He's the sheriff of his town and is busy dealing with a lot of different situations as part of his job. He tries to do what's morally right. While transporting a thief to await trial, he starts to realize that God might be calling him to do something else with his life.
Cinnamon's character was also delightful. She's a poor, young girl who works very hard to support herself and her ill father. She seems to always try to have a cheery attitude, even when things are tough.
It was interesting to read about the other characters in the story as well such as Mazy's classmates and roommates; Mrs. Pearl, the housemother of the girls; and the people that Chanis deals with in his town.
I thought the author did a good job with the setting. I could feel like I was in the time period.
I thought they pace of the story was a bit slow. I also thought the ending was a bit rushed.
Overall, "Buttermilk Sky" is a sweet, lighthearted story that I enjoyed. This was the first book I've read by Jan Watson and I would be interested in reading more of her books.
*I received this book for free from Tyndale through Book Fun in exchange for my honest review.
Mazy Pelfrey is attending secretarial school is Lexington, Kentucky, in 1913. She has left her small mountain hometown of Skip Rock pursuing a fuller life than she has at home. The problem is that the life she finds in Lexington is not all she had hoped it would be. In point of fact it is very different than she had hoped. Mazy is struggling with some of her classes. She is having difficulty dealing with her instructor. The members of her study group, who are also her boarding mates, are not as supportive as she had hoped. And she is homesick for the peace and quiet of her hometown.
Mazy has left Sheriff Chanis Clay is Skip Rock. He has pinned his future hopes on Mazy being is bride. He has purchased a house and is repairing it with a view to what Mazy would like. Part of why Mazy went to secretarial school is to put some distance between the two of them so she can figure out what she wants out of a relationship with Chanis as opposed to what everyone else wants for her in regard to a relationship with Chanis.
Matters are complicated when she meets Loyal Chambers. He is the only son of a wealthy family in Lexington and is definitely interested in Mazy. His mother is Dr, Suzanne Chambers, a physician in Lexington. Most of the girls in Mazys circle of friends are thrilled that Loyal has noticed her. All that is, except Eva who has positioned herself as the group leader because of her supposed higher level in society.
Things get interesting when a surprise visit from Chanis lets the girls in on the fact that Mazy not only has the interest of Loyal, but she has a beau back home who is every bit as handsome as Loyal.
No spoilers here. Im not going to tell you which gentleman she chooses, nor am I going to tell you what happens to the other fellow. I will tell you that Jan Watson does a masterful job of blending the lives of five classmates, the people they meet in Lexington, and the occupants of Skip Rock into a wonderful tale. You will come to care for these realistic characters. You will find yourself cheering them on, scolding them when they fall short of expectations, and distressed at their misfortunes as they navagate a believable plot.
Enjoy this trip back to 1913 Kentucky. I did.
I was provided a copy of this book through The Book Club Network for my unbiased review.