Miracle in a Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas, is a story about Perla, an unwed mother, who is trying to escape her hometown gossip. Unfortunately, even moving in with her aunt and uncle in a small town of West Virginia doesn’t go unnoticed. She quickly becomes the center of the town talk, but with the lack of rain she uses her gift of cooking to help feed the town.
Casewell Phillips, the town bachelor is quickly drawn to Perla and her daughter Sadie, but can’t move pass the truth of her past. With the drought Caswell joins up with Perla and her family to combine the town’s resources in hopes to stretch the supplies.
“In small town West Virginia, 1954, one newcomer’s special gift with food produces both gratitude and censure. Will she and her daughter find a home there?” (Bethany House)
Miracle in a Dry Season was a book about the trials of life and walking through them. Casewell struggles with his father’s illness. It was heartbreaking to walk with him as he learned of his father’s cancer. However, I do appreciate the small glimpse into a family who has to deal with this disease. Perla has to face condemnation for her past choices and like many people today, Perla struggles with her self worth. She doesn’t think she deserves a good man like Casewell. Although, God has forgiven her for her past deeds, she hasn’t forgiven herself. It’s this underlining message of accepting Christ forgiveness and moving on from the past that makes this story a must read.
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