Item description for Torrent Falls (Troublesome Creek Series #3) by Jan Watson...
Overview The year is 1888, and Copper is a young widow with a baby trying to make a go of the ramshackle farm she received from her father. Desperate to rekindle the easy faith she had as a child, she searches for peace and Gods direction in the serenity of the Kentucky mountains.
Publishers Description The year is 1888; Copper is a young widow with a baby trying to make a go of the ramshackle farm she received from her father in "Troublesome Creek." Copper's life seems as dilapidated as the farm as she struggles to come to terms with her shattered world. Desperate to rekindle the easy faith she had as a child, she searches for peace and God's direction in the serenity of the Kentucky mountains. Further complicating her life is a budding romance with John Pelfrey, Copper's long ago sweetheart. Once sure she could never love again, Copper gives her heart to John only to face betrayal. A skilled midwife, Copper is challenged in many ways as she ministers to the women of eastern Kentucky. Always a believer, Copper still has much to learn as she grows in wisdom and in faith.
Citations And Professional Reviews Torrent Falls (Troublesome Creek Series #3) by Jan Watson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Romantic Times - 03/01/2008 page 64
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.4" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2008
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Series Troublesome Creek
Series Number 3
ISBN 1414314736 ISBN13 9781414314730
Reviews - What do customers think about Torrent Falls (Troublesome Creek Series #3)?
Another excellent book by Jan Watson Feb 16, 2008
I totally enjoyed this book!! I just love the main character,Copper. Reading the previous 2 books is helpful to get the whole picture but this book can stand on its own. The 2 previous reviews do a good job in giving a preview so i wont add. I do hope there is one more book to this series. Highly recomended!!
strong historical Feb 10, 2008
In 1888 widow Copper Brown Corbett returns to her home in Troublesome Creek, Kentucky accompanied by her almost two years old baby Lilly Gray. Her daddy deeded Copper his rundown farm; she plans to turn it around and make a home for her and her daughter as she seeks solace after the tragedy that sent her home.
Her neighbor John Pelfrey wants to court Copper as he has always loved her; they were once sweethearts but she gave her love to another and believes she will never love again. Copper readapts to the hilly countryside providing midwife services to the nearby women. Her faith in the Lord keeps her strong as she thanks him (and their Mammaw) for sending two young siblings Dimmert and Darcy to help her on the farm. John remains persistent, but as she begins to fall in love, Copper realizes he hides something from her that once she knows the truth will end their relationship.
The third Troublesome Creek Americana tale (see TROUBLESOME CREEK - read and WILLOW SPRINGS - not read) is an interesting look at life in the late nineteenth century in the Eastern Kentucky hill country series. The story line focuses on Copper as she proves she can take care of herself and her daughter while tending to the ill and working the farm. She is a terrific character while John provides a tangled strong love interest. However, the tale is stolen by the two farmhand siblings and their horde of others D siblings plus Ezra ("not Dezra") as they vividly bring out the locale. Readers will enjoy the latest entry in a strong historical saga.
You Can Go Home Again Feb 1, 2008
Copper Brown is now a single mother raising her young daughter. She has returned to her home at Troublesome Creek after the death of her husband to start her life over again. Now the local midwife, she tends to the needs of others. Then an old childhood sweetheart returns and Copper begins to fall in love again, finally able to erase the pain. But just when it looks like there will be a happy ending, secrets from John's past threaten to destroy any future for him and Copper.
This is the third book in the Troublesome Creek series. I was worried that since I hadn't read the other two I would be completely lost. Luckily this book can stand alone as a novel because there is enough back story so a new reader would not be lost. I really liked Copper's character. She's a single mom living in the frontier but she is fully capable of supporting herself. Yes there is a man she is in love with but she doesn't need him to take care of her all the time. Her relationship with her daughter is very loving and tender. This is especially important because Copper is also a midwife and also serves as the area's doctor to those in need. The other characters in the story are interesting especially the siblings Dimmert, Darcy and Dance. The first two come out of nowhere to help out Copper and her daughter while the Dance needs Copper to help her with her own child. I enjoyed reading about these characters because they added life to the story. Copper's relationship with John is passionate yet they both keep restraint due to being strong in their faith. I was worried that the ending would be typical of most Christian fiction when involving secrets that could ruin an engagement. However I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome because it was unique and not at all what I had expected. Fans of the other two books will probably enjoy reading more about Copper and her adventures. I myself am looking forward to going back and reading the previous novels in this series and I'm hoping to read more future novels about Copper's life.