Troublesome Creek

Troublesome Creek

by Jan Watson
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Troublesome Creek by Jan Watson

A charming historical novel set in the late 1800s. Born and raised in the hills of Kentucky, Laura “Copper” Grace loves the wilderness of her home in Troublesome Creek. But when her stepmother threatens to send her away to boarding school to become a lady, Copper faces the possibility of losing everything that is precious to her. Copper must come to terms with her family and discover the true meaning of home. Nothing can drag her off the mountain, until the day she realizes that God has other plans for her life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781414360072
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 07/22/2011
Series: Troublesome Creek , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 538,685
File size: 5 MB

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Troublesome Creek 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1881 in Troublesome Creek, Kentucky, Grace and Will Brown argue over educating their daughter Laura, known by most as Copper. Grace wants to send her niece whom she adopted when her sister died to a fine school back east. Will, the biological father, wants Copper to stay at home. --- Copper wonders if her stepmother does not love her and how life would have been if her mom Julie has lived. At the same time, Grace knows she loves Will, but keeps a shameful secret from him she threatened to give up the baby for adoption that her unmarried sister was carrying years ago. Instead Will married his beloved Julie and when she died came to Lexington to ask Grace to help raise her blood. These secrets threaten to cause more than trouble for a family that now include twin sons, but whose past has caught up to them and has hidden the love that everyone shares but fears stating let alone showing. --- TROUBLESOME CREEK is an entertaining character driven Americana tale that provides the audience a taste of life in Kentucky in which the impact of the Civil War lingers on over fifteen years since the hostilities ended. Interestingly Will, Grace, and even Laura struggle to admit they love one another because each fears that in some way will lessen their feeling towards the late Julie. In the case of Grace it is the secret to Will it is his love for both sisters finally to Laura it is what could have been. Though the action is limited even when Julie vanishes in the storm Jan Watson provides a strong late nineteenth century historical tale. --- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful storytelling. I couldn't put the book down. Watson's ability to describe the character's feelings is exceptional. I can't wait to read all the books from this author.
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Story will keep you interested! Romance is appropriate for a Christan book as well.
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Susan Thompson More than 1 year ago
Slightly predictable but very fun to read. I want to read more in this series. Glad to discover this author.