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Book Title: Miracle in a Dry Season|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 456 KB
v The author of the book: Sarah Loudin Thomas
Edition: Bethany House Publishers
Date of issue: July 29th 2014
ISBN 13: 9781441264114
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Read full description of the books Miracle in a Dry Season:I dearly wish I could give this book 10 stars. It is Sarah Loudin Thomas's debut novel and if this is how she writes, she's on my favorites list from now on!
The book is set in 1954 Wise, West Virginia. Perla Long has come to Wise to stay with her Aunt Delilah and Uncle Robert. With Perla is her 5 year old daughter Sadie. Perla is hoping her past mistakes will be hidden in this town.
Casewell Phillips is a bachelor and he figures he always will be. He meets Perla and she's just what he thinks a woman ought to be. He can't quite wrap his head around the fact that he believes she is hiding something serious.
Wise is in the midst of a horrible drought. Crops are dying, cattle are dying and food is scarce. Perla's gift, a very unusual gift, can help the town, but everyone seems to see the worst in her, instead of being grateful for help when they need it.
I read a lot of books. A LOT. This book moved me so deeply and profoundly, that it's very hard for me to describe how wonderful it is. Ms. Loudin Thomas has an incredible gift for putting words on a page. I wanted to go to Wise, West Virginia and meet some of these people. I loved nearly all them. The Talbot sisters, Frank, Emily and John Phillips, Delilah and Frank, Perla, Sadie and especially Casewell Phillips.
The book is told from mostly Casewell's point of view. That's different because most Christian fiction concentrates on the female's point of view or shares with the male. But the reader gets to know Casewell quite well. He is a strong man, a very spiritual man who values his relationship with Christ above all others, always seeking to please God with his life and every action he takes.
Perla tries to be in the shadows, but she has such a giving heart, but at the same time, she just can't seem to forgive herself for her past mistakes. It seems people react in anger and judgment every time they hear of her or see her. What can she do? Must she leave another town?
One early endorser of this book said it had 'just a touch of the Divine.' I must differ. This book is guided by the Divine all the way through. God's will is sought by Casewell in everything and His life is guided by God. But he also submits to God his own will.
This book is as rich as deep as Perla's chicken pot pie and peach cobbler. I found myself smiling often and crying a lot. This was just such a wonderful book. I am not a creative person and feel that I can't do the book justice with this review. It is heart felt, charming and down to earth. It is enriching. It is a story of God's redemption, grace, mercy and healing and forgiveness. It has a great truth to teach if the reader will listen and put this lesson into application in their own lives. I know it did mine with a problem I've been struggling with.
If you only read a few books a year, read this one. I am definitely giving it pride of place on my shelves and I eagerly anticipate the next offering from Sarah Loudin Thomas.
*I was given an advanced reader copy of this book by the publisher, which in no way influenced my review.
Read information about the authorI’m a Christian, wife, fundraiser and writer living near Asheville, NC. I grew up on a 100-acre farm in French Creek, WV. I used to say “rural WV,” but realized that’s largely redundant. I LOVE my home state and the fact that I’m the seventh generation to grow up on the family farm. My love of the Appalachian Mountains informs my writing. I want you to be as wild about these hazy, blue mountains and the wonderful people who live in them as I am.
I’ve been married for eighteen years and I not only love my husband, I really, really like him. We started our journey together with three big dogs–Crockett, Precious and Sammy. We now have one small dog that requires more energy than the first three did together.
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