The characters and plot seemed good to me. I had no problem with that. The theme of the book: “All things work together for good to them who love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.” ~ Romans 8:28. The characters find that they must depend fully on God and believe that whatever happens is in His plan. Very good theme.
I found this book a little hard to get into. I don't know why. It took me awhile to really want to read the book. I don't care for books that don't grab me right at the start. I don't know if because this is book #2 in the series and I didn't read book #1 so don't know what went on before. Maybe that was my problem. Some series that is how it is. I have never read Jan Watson but I'm willing to give her another try if the opportunity arises. I haven't totally crossed her off my list of authors.
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.
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Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
Series: Copper Brown
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A copy of Still House Pond was provided for review by
Tyndle House Publishing