Title: Miracle in a Dry Season
Author: Sarah Loudin Thomas
Publisher: Bethany House Publisher
Series: Appalachian Blessing Book #1
Review By: Arlena Dean
"Miracle in a Dry Season" by Sarah Loudin Thomas
"It's 1954 and Perla Long's arrival in the small town of Wise, West Virginia, was supposed to go unnoticed. She just wants a quiet, safe place for her and her daughter, Sadie, where the mistakes of her past can stay hidden. But then drought comes to Wise, and Perla is pulled into the turmoil of a town desperately in need of a miracle.
Casewell Phillips has resigned himself to life as a bachelor...until he meets Perla. She's everything he's sought in a woman, but he can't get past the sense that she's hiding something. As the drought worsens, Perla's unique way with food brings both gratitude and condemnation, placing the pair in the middle of a maelstrom of anger and forgiveness, fear and faith."
What I liked from this novel...
I was very surprised that this was this authors debut novel because I will say this was one excellent read from start to finish. You will be presented a novel that has miracles, romance, humor and lots of drama and forgiveness . You will be quickly taken in with Perla Long's story and the way she was treated by the town folks for being a unwed mother. However, Perla had something that many of the town people did not have. What was that? The author did a wonderful job at bringing out the description of the Appalachia area and drawing the reader into the mix of what all was going on. I liked how the author was able to bring Casewell Phillips and Perla together which was no easy task. Now I don't want to give too much away other than say you must pick up the good read to see how the wonderful story will be presented. After going through emotions, judgmental characters will there finally be forgiveness and miracles for this small town of Wise, West Virginia for Perla and her daughter?
What I especially liked from the read...
By the end of this novel you are made to feel like this was a good story of love and faith.
So, if you are looking for a wonderful read of a Christian Fiction setting in 1950's with a light romance then I would recommend "Miracle in a Dry Season" to you.