Miracle in a Dry Season is a book you will pick up and not want to put down. I read it in its entirety in two days. I read while I dried my hair, cooked dinner, hid from my family…whatever it took to keep reading. Sarah Loudin Thomas tells a story with charming characters who are interesting and believable. I especially enjoyed the story being told mostly from the perspective of the main male character, Casewell Phillips. This is very different from most books I have read lately.
In this book, a beautiful woman named Perla escapes to Wise, West Virginia to get away from all of the gossip and judgment she faced as an unwed mother. It is in Wise she meets Casewell and entrusts him with the truth about her situation. Casewell finds it difficult to see Perla as more than her sin, regardless of his feelings for her.
Miracle in a Dry Season more than a sweet love story. It is a call to love others right where they are, to forgive, and to receive forgiveness. Sarah Loudin Thomas did a magnificent job in her debut novel. Although it is a work of fiction, Miracle in a Dry Season has so much life application. You will find your heart checked and your eyes wet!
I was given a complimentary copy of this book by its publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.