Skip Rock Shallows
Jan Watson - view author info
Cover: Skip Rock Shallows
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June 2012 

Lilly Gray Corbett has just graduated from medical school and decided to accept an internship in the coal camp of Skip Rock, Kentucky. Her beau, Paul, is doing his residency in Boston and can’t understand why Lilly would choose to work in a backwater town. But having grown up in the mountains, Lilly is drawn to the stubborn, superstitious people she encounters in Skip Rock—a town where people live hard and die harder and where women know their place. Lilly soon learns she has a lot to overcome, but after saving the life of a young miner, she begins to earn the residents’ trust.

As Lilly becomes torn between joining Paul in Boston and her love for the people of Skip Rock, she crosses paths with a handsome miner—one who seems oddly familiar. Her attraction for him grows, even as she wrestles with her feelings and wonders what he’s hiding.
The people of Skip Rock, KY, are hard, and they believe they know a woman’s place. Lilly Gray Corbett has just graduated from medical school and has accepted an internship in Skip Rock. With her own stubbornness, she’s determined to win over the people—and she does after saving a young miner. Lilly’s fiancé is in Boston, and she quickly becomes torn between returning to him and exploring her attraction to the man she saved. VERDICT: Great plot development and skilled character building make Watson’s latest historical a sure bet for fans of Karen Kingsbury.
Library Journal

Watson’s descriptions of early 20th-century life and the Kentucky landscape will instantly transport readers. The character’s struggles with faith and trust in God are very realistic and heartfelt. While Lilly is a character mentioned in Watson’s other books, readers do not need to have read those in order to follow this one. SUMMARY: A recent medical school graduate, Lilly Corbett moves to the small mountain town of Skip Rock, KY., to start her internship. Lilly must overcome the prejudice and skepticism of the townspeople and, as she gains their trust, she is torn between staying in Skip Rock and joining her boyfriend in Boston. The attraction she feels for a handsome coal miner confuses her even more.
Romantic Times