CAROL STREAM, IL — 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.
Torn between joining Paul in Boston and her love for the people of Skip Rock, Lilly 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.
Tyndale House Publishers presents Skip Rock Shallows, a stand-alone novel by Jan Watson,
award-winning author of the Troublesome Creek series. Set in a Kentucky coal-mining
town in 1908, Skip Rock Shallows is about one woman’s struggle to make difficult choices in
life. Lilly is at a crossroads when her past and present situations collide. She must choose
between the future she had imagined and the new path that sits unexpectedly before her in
Jan Watson’s engaging work of historical fiction.