My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Sarah Loudin Thomas writes book #1 "Miracle in a Dry Season", series Appalachian Blessings.
Wise, West Va in the fifties..People in the community are wary of a young woman named Perla who has came to live with her aunt and uncle. Perla has a little girl and has not been married, she doesn't want to lie and say she is a widow which would be so much easier. Can everyone be blind to the goodness of a woman raising a little girl...
Casewell is a batchlor in the community and has been thinking he needs to settle down, when he meets Perla he likes her looks but he like the others Judges without thinking.
Do we all think we don't have anything in our lives to be ashamed of and we are too pure to see a mistake might be corrected and let the one that should, do the judging....can we not forgive more readily?
This little town has not seen rain in a long long time and lives are changing and not for the better.
Perla has a gift with her cooking that she has always considered a curse. Whenever she cooks it seems to multiply like when Jesus fed the multitude with the fishes. The town needs her yet they don't want to accept her cooking thinking she has the devil in her....more blindness and not seeing.
I loved reading this story and seeing how a community comes to terms with good and evil. How a young man realizes HE should not be the one judging and comes to love this young woman and her child.
You must read this story if no others by this author.
I received this book from Bethany House Publishing to read and review, thanks.
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