Miracle in a Dry Season is the story of a small town in West Virginia in the summer of 1954. It’s also a story of gifts, judgment, superstitions, misunderstandings, sin, repentance, and forgiveness—and not necessarily by, about, or for whom you would expect. Our God uses ordinary people and extraordinary circumstances to work miracles every day. Miracle in a Dry Season illustrates this truth beautifully.
New author Sarah Loudin Thomas has a gift not only for writing stories, but for creating characters, both likable and not so much, then for helping the reader to empathize, understand, and come to care for each one. The small town setting in a not-so-long-ago world was perfect for their introductions. Their shared experience was just right for helping all characters develop and grow. Casewell Phillips and Perla Long may have been the main characters, but all held great value in this well-told tale. (I think Frank and the twins were my favorites of all.)
I’m not usually drawn to novels like this one, but I appreciated the message of Miracle in a Dry Season and will be watching for more by this author. Bethany House Publishers sent me a complimentary copy in exchange for this honest review.