Miracle in a Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This book was set in the time period of middle 1950s in West Virginia. I thought I would like the story line after reading the back of the book but I was disappointed. I found that the characters were very unforgiving and judgmental; even though through out the book they tried to teach and preach forgiveness.
I was very uncomfortable with the Preachers way of teaching at the church, as well as the main characters struggle with praying and believing in God. I did not like that God was portrayed as a unloving, vengeful being.
I'm sorry to say that I did not find this book uplifting at all, although I'm glad it had a "happy ending" with the two main characters.
I did finish the book but it won't be something I'll be keeping on my book shelf or recommending to others.
I received this book complimentary from Bethany House Publishing for blog and social media review. All opinions are my own.
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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.