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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Tattlers Branch Review

 Tattler's Branch: A Novel

About 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. As she struggles between what is right and what is safe, Lilly must discover the strength of her resilient country neighbors, her God, and herself.
My Review:
Mountain River in the wood - stock photoArmina had awoken that morning with the thoughts of berry picking. As she walked to the best picking spot in town she couldn't help but take off her shoes and feel the dirt between her feet. Once she was at the blackberry bush, she just went to picking. She was suddenly distracted as a  man and his wife were fighting along the side of the creek. The man looked as if he was bulling the woman as he pushed her in the creek. As the couple went under water, Armina's first thought was running but they came up to soon. The man finished the woman off with a rock and then noticed Armina sanding there.
Armina wakes up lying on the hard ground beside the berry bush. As she sits up she notices a trail of blood, looking as if something was dragged across the ground. She follows the trial to a small house,that has a baby crying inside. She took cover behind a tree, as she notices that man coming from the house with a pick ax and a shovel. She waits until she hears the sound of the shovel scrapping rock before she dashes in the house scoops up the baby and some diapers, and makes a run for her house.
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Lilly was busy making lunch when she sent her sister Macy to check on Armina at Armina's house. When Macy starts yelling for her, she took off running. Macy tells Lilly of how she found Armina in the front yard passed out. Once they get her inside and Armina wakes up they try to figure out what happened. Armina not remembering starts acting strange. Lilly ends up finding the baby on Armina's bed and asks Armina what happened and why the baby was there. Will Lilly be able to figure out whats wrong with Armina? Will she find out what happened to the baby's mom and bring her death to justice? Or she end up like that woman at the creek?
About The Author:
Image of Jan WatsonFormer registered nurse and peri-natal loss counselor, Jan Watson won the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild First Novel Contest in 2004 with Troublesome Creek. Written with a dollop of romance and a smidgen of suspense, Jan's award winning historical novels, are uniquely set in the Appalachian Mountains.
Jan lives in Lexington, Kentucky and spends her days writing and entertaining her Jack Russell terrier, Maggie. Her favorite hobby is reading antique medical books. "Watson's success lies in her ability to create characters that are endearing and timeless. . . ." Romantic Times Magazine.

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