Monday, October 13, 2014

Buttermilk Sky by Jan Watson

Jan Watson writes easy. Her words flow like sweet honey. On a blustery, overcast day, pick up a book penned by Jan Watson and you are off to another place and time. A place that you are sure to enjoy. I have had the pleasure of reading a few of Jan's novels. She is just a downright refreshing writer. The cover is what caught my attention. Exquisitely beautiful. I just had to find out more about this girl on the cover. I'm so happy the cover was so inviting. 

I must share with you that Jan's novels follow one another. All eight are a part of a series. Reading in order is going to be a HUGE blessing. Yes, you could read this novel as a stand alone, but reading it in the series gives you a better understanding the characters. You fall in love with them as you learn more and more about them.

Her stories are set in Lexington, Kentucky. A bit before WWII. That gives you a sense of the time period. I love where she took the characters in this novel. Seems the main character, Mazy, thinks she wants one thing, but after leaving home, hitting the big city, and seeing that things aren't always as they seem, she is ready to experience some comfort of home. Funny, we are always searching for something more, but many times what we have wanted and needed has been right in under our nose all along. But in order for us to realize the real blessings that we have, we sometimes find out while we are traveling another road. 

This a sweet story of faith, romance and just a bit of suspense. We see the strength in this young woman, and we too meet other characters that we wish we could be more like. I truly enjoyed this selection. I always enjoy a novel penned by Jan Watson. 

This novel was a gift from Tyndale for sharing my review with you. 

Jan Watson's first novel, Troublesome Creek, was the 2004 winner of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Gild Operation First Novel contest. Buttermilk Sky is Jan's eight novel. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky, and has three grown sons and a daughter-in-law.
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