There is nothing better than a great book that whisks you away. That takes you to a place that gives you rest and peace and teaches you a little something about life along the way. Still Waters by Lindsey Brackett is that book!
Lindsey has struck gold with her debut novel Still Waters. The book is set on Edisto Island, South Carolina along the beach coast. Edisto and the characters come to life during your time spent with them. Gripping from the first chapter, you know that this entire family has some serious hurt to work through. But it is especially difficult for Cora Anne. Can she face and overcome her past? Can she let go, let God heal, and let love in after all these years?
Cora Anne Halloway has a history degree and a plan: avoid her own past—despite being wait-listed for graduate school. Then her beloved grandmother requests—and her dispassionate mother insists—that she spend the summer at Still Waters, the family cottage on Edisto Beach, South Carolina.
Despite its picturesque setting, Still Waters haunts Cora Anne with loss. At Still Waters her grandfather died, her parents’ marriage disintegrated, and as a child, she caused a tragic drowning. But lingering among the oak canopies and gentle tides, this place also tempts her with forgiveness—especially since Nan hired Tennessee Watson to oversee cottage repairs. A local contractor, but dedicated to the island’s preservation from development, Tennessee offers her friendship and more, if she can move beyond her guilt.
When a family reunion reveals Nan’s failing health, Cora Anne discovers how far Tennessee will go to protect her—and Edisto—from more desolation. Will Cora Anne choose between a life driven by guilt, or one washed clean by the tides of grace?
I really enjoyed this book and the beautiful story of letting go. It is so hard to let go of past pain, but if we are to succeed in this life, we can not live in the past. A very encouraging story and reminder to let God heal our pain and our hearts and do what He created us to do, love.
I laughed and cried, felt peace and sorrow. I fell in love with Edisto and the lives lived there. I truly hope that this is not the end of their story!
Have you read Still Waters? You should really check it out!
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About the Author
Lindsey P. Brackett
When I’m not wrangling four kids, I sit on my back porch in the mountains and write southern fiction that’s short and long. I like big families, farmer’s markets, Edisto Island, and strong coffee. I believe in Jesus, library fines, and strong coffee. Pretty much in that order.
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