Friday, September 26, 2014

Buttermilk Sky by Jan Watson

From the publisher: Weary of the expectations imposed on her by her strict upbringing, eighteen-year-old Mazy Pelfrey prepares to leave her home in the Kentucky mountains for the genteel city of Lexington, where she’ll attend secretarial school. She knows her life is about to change—and only for the better. Everything will be blue skies from now on.

But business school is harder than she thought it would be and the big city not as friendly, until she meets a charming young man from a wealthy family, Loyal Chambers. When Loyal sets his sights on her, Mazy begins to see that everything she’d ever wished to have is right before her eyes. The only hindrance to her budding romance is a former beau, Chanis Clay, the young sheriff she thought she’d left firmly behind.

Danger rumbles like thunder on a high mountain ridge when Mazy’s cosseted past collides with her clouded future and forces her to come to terms with what she really wants.

The cover of this book is beautiful and if you enjoyed the previous books by Jan Watson you are probably going to enjoy this one as well.  While this is not a sequel to her books there are many of the same characters.

This is the first book of Jan Watson's that I have read and I had a difficult time getting into it.  I didn't not really care for Mazy or Chanis--or the other secondary characters.  The characters felt one dimensional and flat to me as I read them.  Mazy was not a likeable character as she was weak and didn't really know what she wanted in life.  Chanis and Mazy were supposed to be sweethearts but they barely interacted through the book and all of a sudden at the end they were together and Loyal and his declarations of love, left behind.

The story line seemed slow paced and underdeveloped.  I found myself hurrying to get through the book instead of enjoying the development.

I received this book free from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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