Sunday, 31 August 2014

Book Review - Miracle in a Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas

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.

My review: I get the premise of this book, but reading it, I couldn't get past how far-fetched it was. I don't like how judgmental Casewell is to begin with - his views seem much more old fashioned then 1945. I also did not connect to meek little Perla. This is a "nice" little story - it is not something I will remember next year or maybe even next month. I read a LOT of books, the ones I remember have made an impression on me - this one didn't. If you are looking for a nice light read - then this fits the bill.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group"

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