Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Christian Book Review- Miracle in Dry Season
After reading the prequel to this book- Appalachian Serenade, I was anxious to read this book. I must say though that this book was not what I expected, AT ALL!
Perla Long arrives in Wise with no husband and her daughter. Of course, this gets the gossips talking. Especially when she stirs the interests of Casewell. This could have been a predictable love story, but it definitely is not. There are many sub-plots- Casewell's parents, A drought, conflict with the pastor and a love triangle. Perla stirs up mistrust and fear with the use of her gift which some called a miracle and some called a sign of something sinister. Despite all that was going on in this book, the true themes were forgiveness and acceptance. Sarah Loudin Thomas resolved each sub-plot, though I still felt as if something was missing. I wanted to know about the father of Sadie, Perla's possible reconciliation with her parents and the whereabouts of Pastor Longbourne. I didn't feel satisfied after reading this book and was disappointed after finding Appalachian Serenade to be such a delight.
A copy of this book was provided by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for this review.