MIRACLE IN A DRY SEASON
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.
Spectacular debut novel! Book one in the multigenerational Appalachian Blessings series, Miracle in a Dry Season has woven me under its spell. Thomas writes with intricate detail, each measured word and phrase combines into a sumptuous feast of delicious proportion! There is an ethereal quality to the story that reminds me of a folktale. Such a pleasure to read -- its the kind of book where the words just sink into your heart and nurture your soul.
A compelling plot, memorable characters and a timeless love story all conspired to make Miracle in a Dry Season impossible to put down. And even though I've finished the book and started another one, I'm still basking in the lingering warmth of the inspirational message about forgiveness that is at the heart of the story. A memorable and uplifting read.
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