This book was interesting for sure! This book had the typical 50's air that I've found in the other novels set in this era but it was definitely unique! There were a couple things that gave me a bit of a pause since they were out of the ordinary but they weren't unrealistic either. And the author's writing style was excellent.
I didn't overly connect with any of the characters but that's not to say I didn't like them. I loved the fact that Casewell didn't shun Perla like almost everyone else in town did, though I liked the way that the author had him struggle with it a bit first since in that time it really would have been a hard pill to swallow.
All in all this was a great debut and I'm looking forward to what else this author has in store for us!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A graduate of Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC, Sarah once dreamed of being a marine scientist. But her love for words won out and she has spent much of her career in public relations and marketing. She currently oversees fundraising and communications for a Christian children’s home in Black Mountain, NC.
Sarah and her husband Jim live in the mountains of Western North Carolina with Thistle–the canine equivalent to a personal trainer pushing them to hike, run, and throw sticks. Sarah is active in her local church and enjoys cooking and–you guessed it–reading.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Miracle in a Dry Season, go HERE.