Book Review: Tattler’s Branch by Jan Watson

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As Amazon describes the book: Lilly Corbett Still has grown to love her life as the small-town doctor of Skip Rock, a tiny coal community in the Kentucky mountains. Though her husband, Tern, is away for a few months at a mining job, Lilly has her hands full with her patients and her younger sister visiting for the summer.

Lilly turns to her good friend and neighbor, Armina, to help keep things in order—until a mysterious chain of events leaves Armina bedridden and an abandoned baby on her doorstep. Lilly works to uncover the truth, unaware of what a mess she’s found herself in until a break-in at her clinic puts her on high alert.

I didn’t realize that it was part of a series. If I had know that, it was unlikely I would have selected it. Many times an author does a good job in allowing you, as the reader, to catch up if you missed the first book. This book however, I felt lost and I could never catch up and understand what was going on. The characters didn’t fully develop for me, and I couldn’t understand for the life of me as to why her husband never made an appearance. I just felt lost. It was a book that I quickly breezed through, just to get to the end. Despite the disconnect, I did sense a good story beneath the layers of the book.

I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers through the Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for my honest review. I received no compensation for this review and was only required to give my honest opinion which I have done. All opinions stated are my own.

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