Troublesome Creek, Troublesome Creek Series #1
really enjoyed this book
I really enjoyed reading this book. It took me a while to get into the book but once I did, I was hooked.
June 16, 2011
I'm glad I stuck this book out. In the first couple of chapters, there was a character who really annoyed me. She sounded like Granny Clampet, and every time I came to her dialog, that was who I heard in my head. I was ready to put the book down, but I kept going. Fortunately, that character didn't last long, and once she was out of the story, the book took off. After a time, I started to really fall for the other characters. This author has an impressive command of scripture. I suspect that is what carried her through her work as an OB nurse. I delivered at the hospital where she worked. A friend of mine who also worked in on that floor came to visit with me while I was there. Something she said to me that day has stuck with me ever since. My friend talked about what a joy it is to send a family home when you can see how much the parents love the baby and that it is going to have a very good childhood, and how hard it is sometimes to put a baby in its mother's arms and send it out the door, when you have invested yourself in that baby for several days, and you can see that the parents don't love it and don't care. Jan Watson has written so much of that struggle into this series. I suspect she coped with that struggle by much daily prayer and Bible reading, and that comes through in these books.You can also see that this author has had long practice at forgiving and seeing both sides of a situation and a person, and that makes her characters believable and fallible, while still being lovable. There are no one dimensional characters in this series. Some you love immediately, and some you grow to love as the author reveals more and more of the heart and the pain of what seemed to be a completely unlovable person.This book is definitely worth reading.
July 9, 2010
As you read you are transported to the hills of Kentucky and to the heart of Copper Brown. It's a delight to read both the struggles and the joys in her life. The characters are not predictable, as you will discover in the unexpected ending!
August 8, 2009
i love this book icould not put it down.i read it within two daysi felt as if i was there through all of copper's good times and bad.
July 25, 2009