Miracle in a Dry Season (Appalachian Blessings, #1) by Sarah Loudin Thomas

Miracle in a Dry Season (Appalachian Blessings, #1)

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....


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TitleMiracle in a Dry Season (Appalachian Blessings, #1)
ISBN9780764212253
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Release DateAug 5th, 2014
PublisherBethany House Publishers
LanguageEnglish
GenreChristian Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Romance, Fiction, Christian, Inspirational
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Reviews Miracle in a Dry Season (Appalachian Blessings, #1)

  • Susan Snodgrass
    2014-07-21
    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....
  • Loraine
    2015-08-02
    SUMMARY: 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'...
  • Kate Breslin
    2017-04-17
    Miracle in a Dry Season is about forgiveness, in the way rain can soften a hardened heart or manna feed a soul hungry for reconciliation. Author Sarah Loudin Thomas cleverly weaves in the symbolism of water and bounty as she tells her beautiful story. Local carpenter and church elder Casewell Phillips's righteous preconceptions are shaken when he finds himself drawn to a woman haunted by scandal. Newcomer Perla Long seeks to forget the past and f...
  • Arlena
    2014-08-02
    Title: Miracle in a Dry SeasonAuthor: Sarah Loudin ThomasPublisher: Bethany House PublisherSeries: Appalachian Blessing Book #1Review By: Arlena DeanRating: 5Review:"Miracle in a Dry Season" by Sarah Loudin ThomasBook Description...."It's 1954 and Perla Long's arrival in the small 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 h...
  • Joleen
    2017-06-27
    This was a good book. Not overly well written, but well thought out and a good story with life lessons to ponder.There were allegories throughout the book. An example of our debt which Christ paid...and a similarity to the miracle of feeding the 5000, of a dry season in our lives by insidious sin that goes unnoticed, of evil being cast out, and of the long awaited rain as a symbol of being washed clean after repentance. This is the part that was ...
  • J.C. Morrows
    2014-07-12
    WOW!As I sit here, tears streaming down my face, I am simply amazed at how wonderful this story is. I simply can not believe this is the first novel Sarah Loudin Thomas has written.I tend to be cautious of non-Amish fiction lately but this book gets a solid two thumbs up and 5 stars!What a wonderful story! The depth of emotion, the strength of character, the beautiful miracles that God sends this sleepy little town. There are not enough words for...
  • Amy Grochowski
    2014-07-22
    If Miracle in a Dry Season were a painting, then I would hang it in my home as a centerpiece among family portraits to showcase my heritage. Within the pages of this beautiful tale is the heart of a people closely related to those from whom I descend. With grace and charm, Sarah Loudin Thomas writes beyond the stereotypes of Appalachia and carries us to a place both real and fanciful, where we experience what has been and what could be. The speci...
  • Shari Larsen
    2014-08-03
    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 drough...
  • Amanda Geaney (Christian Shelf-Esteem)
    2014-05-13
    Miracle in a Dry Season is a tender story about the healing that comes through forgiveness. Both forgiving others and forgiving one’s self. Flush with scripture, the novel stays true to God’s design for repentance and restoration.The book’s characters are heartwarming and genuine representations of times past, but their battles are the same that we fight today – lips that spread gossip, unrepentant hearts, and religious self-righteousness...
  • Staci
    2014-06-23
    I loved the theme of judgment throughout the book. All of us fall short and who are we to judge? I also enjoyed the literary feel of the book and several secondary characters such as Sadie, Liza, Angie & Frank. On the flip side, parts of the story seem disjointed to me and took away from the flow of the novel. Overall, it was a good read.