How many of us haven’t found ourselves walking through a dry season at some point in our lives? It is during those dry dusty days that we often find ourselves straining to see God’s goodness and praying for the rain of his provision in our lives.
Sarah Loudin Thomas’ Miracles in Dry Season takes us back to 1954 in Wise, West Virginia. A place I have never had the opportunity to visit but through her vivid imagery, I could easily imagine the setting of the book.
When faced with drought, readers find that it’s not only the people of Wise physical lives that are parched but their spiritual lives as well. While speaking confessions of faith, the townspeople struggle with division, prejudice, judgment
With this being the first book, I have read from Ms Sarah Loudin Thomas, I found her characters well developed and really easy to relate. The one issue I had with the book is Perla’s special “gift from God”. The way she operated in the gift almost feel like magic rather than operating by the spirit of God.
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.
About the Book
Miracle in a Dry Season (Appalachian Blessings, #1) by Sarah Loudin Thomas
Published by Bethany House Publishers on August 5th 2014
Genres: Christian fiction
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