Tattler’s Branch, by Jan Watson, is a captivating book! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would recommend reading Skip Rock Shallows, the book that precedes this one, first, but this book could easily stand alone if necessary.
This story continues the story of Lilly Corbett Still, a doctor in the tiny town of Skip Rock, a coal mining community in eastern Kentucky. With her husband away on government business, Lilly finds herself overwhelmed when her best friend comes down with an unusual illness that affects the memory, leaving a very ill infant on her kitchen table. She attempts to care for both the friend and the baby, but events lead her into grave danger when the baby’s father kidnaps her. She must rely on God alone to help her through.
This was a delightful novel. The characters were delightful, and I found myself smiling at their antics again and again. I especially liked the way the town residents would assist each other and join together in times of need. I would definitely recommend it to all who enjoy historical fiction.
I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.