Monday, August 25, 2014

Miracle in a Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas

 
Miracle in a Dry Season
Bethany House Publishers (August 5, 2014)
by
Sarah Loudin Thomas
 
 
Kay's Comments:  Mixture of Jan Karon, Jane Austin and Kathryn Stockettin writings    

Interesting novel. Told by the main character who is "guy next door" kind of guy. Reminds me of the Mitford Series by Jan Karon in that it tells everyday stories that become so much more and hold a great deal of meaning. The story line concerning the "villain" of the town moves along as another ordinary tale when it seems much more to me; however, it continues the style and point of view as the whole story.
It's a bit like "The Help" by Kathryn Stockettin in that it tackles stereotypes in a certain period of time.

Also a bit of Jane Austin's style of writing.

Good for a different kind of read.

Also, see review at
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GHXRQYC/ref=cm_cr_mts_prod_img

ABOUT THE BOOK
In a Drought, It's the Darkest Cloud

That Brings Hope


It'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.


If you would like to read the first chapter of Miracle in a Dry Season, go HERE.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sarah Loudin Thomas grew up on a 100-acre farm in French Creek, WV, the seventh generation to live there. Her Christian fiction is set in West Virginia and celebrates the people, the land, and the heritage of Appalachia. Her first novel, Miracle in a Dry Season, releases August 2014 through Bethany House. Sarah is represented by Wendy Lawton of Books & Such Literary Agency.

A graduate of Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC, Sarah once dreamed of being a marine scientist. But her love for words won out and she has spent much of her career in public relations and marketing. She currently oversees fundraising and communications for a Christian children’s home in Black Mountain, NC.

Sarah and her husband Jim live in the mountains of Western North Carolina with Thistle–the canine equivalent to a personal trainer pushing them to hike, run, and throw sticks. Sarah is active in her local church and enjoys cooking and–you guessed it–reading.

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