Friday, September 5, 2014

Miracle in a Dry Season (Review)

This review is for the book "Miracle in a Dry Season" by Sarah Loudin Thomas. This is the first book in the Appalachian Blessings series. The book is set in the early 1950s. There are lots of characters in this book but it is easy to follow along with each individual's story. They are all on a journey, which Thomas describes in a way that will definitely keep your attention. The story does primarily focus on Casewell, a self-proclaimed forever bachelor, and Perla, an unmarried woman with a daughter - very big deal in those days. Not only does Perla bring attention to herself by being unmarried with a child, but she has a gift from God - the food she cooks somehow multiplies based on how many people need the food. Unfortunately, the preacher of the town uses this to turn people against her, claiming she is a witch. Even more unfortunately is the fact that she and Casewell can't help falling for each other. This is a great story of forgiveness and being selfless even to those who are treating you poorly. I enjoyed this and I hope to read the rest of the books in the series.

Thank you to Bethany House for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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