Skip Rock Shallows by Jan Watson ~ Review

Skip Rock Shallows

My Review: A pleasantly rustic tale, set in the coal mining community of Skip Rock, Kentucky.

Lilly Corbett is a young woman who has set her foot on the rough path of being a lady doctor to a old fashioned, coal mining community. Lilly works hard to gain the community's trust and respect, who knows, she might even find love!

Skip Rock Shallows was a pleasant read, with a charmingly rustic setting. I really liked how Ms. Watson wrote humor into a few of Lilly's medical calls!
I thought that it was really helpful to me personally that there were moments when the characters remembered events of the past that sounded like they happened in a prior book, because otherwise I would have wondered...
While this book was a nice relaxing read, I personally found it a bit slow moving, especially in the beginning, for my tastes. Though, I immensely enjoyed the setting, which reminded me a bit of Cutter Gap from Catherine Marshall's Christy, with the people being hesitant to accept change.
I very much appreciated how this book dealt with the topic of how bad things can be used for God's glory, even though it might not seem like it at the time.

Overall this was a gentle read. Though it was a slow start, it did pick up around the halfway point, with a delightful setting, that made the experience all the more enjoyable.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thanks!

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