Thursday, July 24, 2014

Miracle in a Dry Season

Miracle in a Dry Season
Appalachian Blessings Book 1
Sarah Loudin Thomas
Perla has returned to Wise, West Virginia to stay with her aunt and uncle. But this time she returns with a young girl and no husband. She just wanted a place to stay where she wouldn't be ostracized for her bad choices and where hopefully the rumors wouldn't run her out of town. Casewell is an elder in the church and a very eligible bachelor. Perla knows there is no way that he would ever consider a fallen woman, but for some reason she can't help sharing her secrets with this quiet, steady man. 

I'd reviewed the novella that was a sort of prequel to this book and thoroughly enjoyed it. (See review here.) I once again loved the characters and the sweet simplicity of the little town. The side characters added depth and heart to the story. I was drawn into the story from the very beginning and saw a beautiful little town with flaws and spirit as I read. While I enjoyed the romance and plot in the story, I also really loved the way the author wove the plan of salvation and the difficult act of forgiveness in so seamlessly. The miracle is not so much about something tangible as it is a miracle of the heart.
It isn't often that I find an author that I can truly add to my favorites list. It's even rarer that this is a new author, just getting started. But this author has definitely made the cut. I look forward to her next books.

I received this book free of charge from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.

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