Sarah Loudin Thomas' book Miracle in a Dry Season is a story of forgiveness. It's set in West Virginia in 1954. Perla Long and her daughter, Sadie, arrive in Wise, West Virginia hoping to go unnoticed and looking for a fresh start. Perla wants a place where the mistakes of her past can stay hidden. When a drought comes to Wise, Perla's unique gift divides the town in two, bringing both gratitude and condemnation. Casewell Phillips is a bachelor that becomes fond of Perla. She is everything he is looking for in a woman, but he has a hard time with the sense that she is hiding something. The drought places the two of them in the middle of a "storm of anger and forgiveness, fear and faith."
I really enjoyed reading this book. For being a debut novel, it was wonderful! The story was extremely well written--realistic and heartwarming. It also had teachable moments. I also loved the characters--especially Casewell. If you enjoy Christian fiction, you won't want to miss reading this book!
*I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.*