In a Drought, It's the Darkest Cloud That Brings HopeIt's 1954 and Perla Long's arrival in the sleepy 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 gift divides the town in two, bringing both gratitude and condemnation, and placing the pair in the middle of a storm of anger and forgiveness, fear and faith....
|Title||:||Miracle in a Dry Season|
|Number of Pages||:||300 pages|
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Miracle in a Dry Season Reviews
I'd heard so much about this book, and I'm glad I finally got to it. It was rich and very good.
Thomas's beautiful language will draw you into this Appalachian community. A beautiful, gentle story about grace, love, and seeing beyond ourselves.
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 wo ...more
Miracle in a Dry Season is the first book in Sarah Loudin Thomas’ Appalachian Blessings series, and is also the first book I have ever read by her. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect going in, but I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by this novel. I actually really enjoyed this sweet story, and will have to add Sarah to my list of favorite authors. She did a fantastic job of tying this story together, and I loved how she weaved in miracles, the drought, and Perla’s gift. It really made ...more
In 1954, a young woman arriving somewhere alone was suspicious.
If she came with a child it was scandalous indeed, and it got even worse if she was pretty.
Perla Long was all three... lovely, very alone, and with her past spelled out in bold letters by the presence of her five year-old Sadie.
She was hoping to be anonymous when she came to this close-knit Appalachia town, but there was no chance of that.
Soon everyone would think they knew *what* she was, and perhaps nobody would know *who* she w ...more
It was hard for me to believe this was Sarah Loudin Thomas's first novel. It was extremely well written and held my interest all the way through. I first was drawn to read this book because it was set in 1954, the same year I was born. But the storyline and characters quickly drew me in. A small country type town with a close knit community worked together during an extreme drought that nearly devastated everyone and everything. Perla came to the town, a stranger, to live with her aunt and uncle ...more
This is the first books I have read by Sarah Loudin Thomas. The cover drew me in, and being about a town I know in WV, sealed the deal. I am glad I read it. It is set in 1954, in a place called Wise, West Virginia. A single mom recently new to town and the town's bachelor meet at church. All of the rumors and the judgements have been thrown. How do they view each other? The town does have its own issues, views and morals. The story reminds me a bit of the Scarlet Letter..not at all the same read ...more
It's 1954, and Perla Long was hoping that her arrival in the small town of Wise, West Virginia, would go unnoticed. She just wants a safe place to raise her daughter, Sadie, where her past can stay hidden, but soon there is talk among the townspeople that Perla is a "harlot".
Casewell Phillips has resigned himself to be a bachelor, until he meets Perla. She's everything he's wanted in a woman, but he senses she is hiding something. When the drought worsens, he sees that Perla has a unique gift; o ...more