Review by Norma: If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss

If The Creek Don't  RiseIf The Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Date read:  February 22 – 23, 2017

Wow! This was an extremely enjoyable read! I absolutely loved the southern voice of these characters throughout this book. It is a breathtaking and gritty portrayal of hillbilly life from the year 1970 which is set in the Appalachian Mountains.

“Regular folks buckle under the piss and vinegar in this world.”

IF THE CREEK DON’T RISE by LEAH WEISS is an interesting, compelling, and beautifully written novel that has a really engaging storyline and characters that grabbed my attention from the very first chapter.

Being a Loretta Lynn and country music fan I absolutely loved Sadie Blue’s respect and adoration that she had for Loretta Lynn. The references to Loretta Lynn were quite appealing and enjoyable!


“She’s got a hard life. Sings hard songs. She found a way up and out of her Kentucky holler. Miss Loretta is a miracle to me.”

LEAH WEISS delivers an impressive read here told in the first person from the perspectives of quite a few different relatable and likeable characters that was easy to follow along with the storyline and all the characters involved.

The ending was a complete surprise!

To sum it all up it was an entertaining, steady-paced, and an easy read with a very satisfying ending. Highly recommend!!

Thank you to NetGalley, Leah Weiss, and Sourcebooks, Inc. for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book for a fair and honest review.




5 thoughts on “Review by Norma: If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss”

    1. Thank you so much, Susanne! I am so glad that you enjoyed this book too! I loved those quotes from the book. Normally I don’t pick up on quotes while I am reading but these ones really meant something to me. I am glad that you liked them! 🙂


  1. Great to hear Jan! I am so glad that you loved this one too and the quotes that I shared! I grew up listening to Loretta Lynn so I really enjoyed that part of the story. 🙂


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