Miracle in a Dry Season  -     By: Sarah Loudin Thomas
Buy Item $8.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 40% ($6.00) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist
Buy eBook Begin reading in seconds $8.78 eBook Details

Miracle in a Dry Season

Bethany House / 2014 / Paperback

$8.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $14.99
|
Save 40% ($6.00)
Buy 40 or more for $8.54 each.
Availability: Available to ship on or about 09/01/14.
Email me when this product is available.
CBD Stock No: WW212253

Current Promotions
  • Other Formats

    Description Price Availability Quantity AddInclude
    eBook $8.78 Retail: $14.99 In Stock 0 Add To Cart
    Paperback $8.99 Retail: $14.99 Available to ship on or about 09/01/14. Add To Cart
    Add To Cart
    Add To Cart

Product Media


Product Description

It's 1954 and Perla Long's arrival in the small 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 way with food brings both gratitude and condemnation, placing the pair in the middle of a maelstrom of anger and forgiveness, fear and faith.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0764212257
ISBN-13: 9780764212253
Availability: Available to ship on or about 09/01/14.
Email me when this product is available.

Related Products

  1. Gone South
    Gone South
    Meg Moseley
    Multnomah Books / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $11.49 Retail: $14.99 Save 23% ($3.50)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 31 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW730806
  2. A Stillness of Chimes
    A Stillness of Chimes
    Meg Moseley
    Multnomah Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 27% ($4.00)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 25 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW730787
  3. Wishing on Willows
    Wishing on Willows
    Katie Ganshert
    WaterBrook Press / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $8.19 Retail: $9.99 Save 18% ($1.80)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 59 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW730400
  4. Wildflowers From Winter/Wishing on Willows, 2 Vols.
    Wildflowers From Winter/Wishing on Willows, 2 Vols.
    Katie Ganshert
    WaterBrook Press / Trade Paperback
    $16.99 Retail: $24.98 Save 32% ($7.99)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW304304

Publisher's Description

Wonderful, simply wonderful. A story of love, healing, and forgiveness sure to grip the heart of every reader.
--Debbie Macomber, New York Times #1 bestselling author

In a Drought, It's the Darkest Cloud
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.

--

This debut novel is splendid. The story is genuine and heartfelt, with just a touch of the Divine. A story of forgiveness and reckoning, and realizing love does cover a multitude of sins. Thomas will be a go-to author after you read Miracle in a Dry Season.
--Rachel Hauck, bestselling author of The Wedding Dress and Once Upon a Prince

Charming, whimsical, and intelligently written, Miracle in a Dry Season is a beautiful debut novel!
--Ann Tatlock, Christy-award winning author of Promises to Keep

Author Bio

Sarah Loudin Thomas is a fund-raiser for a children's ministry who has also published freelance writing for Mountain Homes Southern Style and Now & Then magazines, as well as The Asheville Citizen-Times and The Journey Christian Newspaper. She holds a bachelor's in English from Coastal Carolina University. She and her husband reside in Asheville, North Carolina. Learn more at www.sarahloudinthomas.com.

Product Reviews

5 Stars Out Of 5
5 out of 5
(20)
(2)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Quality:
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
Value:
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
100%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-5 of 22
Page 1 of 5 12345 Next
  1. kathae
    Front Royal, VA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Refreshing Read
    August 19, 2014
    kathae
    Front Royal, VA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    So many times, I don't really ponder the title of a book, I just dive right in. In the middle of this story I realized that the title was actually what the book was about: Miracle in a Dry Season. This book was an easy read, and full of humor, surprises, and drama. It was just what I needed. The author did a great job, because in the midst of one of the coolest summers in my memory, I was experiencing drought conditions as I read through the book. The author nailed human weakness and fickleness in so many characters, and highlighted God's grace and the power of forgiveness. And miracles! I highly recommend this book, and I'm looking forward to more books from Sarah Loudin Thomas. I won a copy of this book from the publisher and have happily given my honest review.
  2. bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A thought provoking novel
    August 17, 2014
    bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is a compelling novel. No, there is no suspenseful action that makes you turn pages. Nor is there intense emotion that propels you to the next page. It is just one of those novels that, when you finish, you sigh and say, "That was a good novel."

    The novel centers on Perla, who has come to the town of Wise unwed and with a five year old daughter. The other main character is Casewell, a young man who befriends her. Shortly after Perla arrives, a terrible drought plagues the town. The blame is set squarely on Perla by the local preacher and the town's gossiping citizens.

    There is so much to think about in this novel, where do I start?

    Perla has a gift from God but others don't understand and call it witchcraft. Perla feels the burden of a misunderstood gift from God. She struggles with being faithful to her gifting, rejecting the harsh words of others. And I am reminded of the times I may have misunderstood God's gifts, especially when they are so different from my own.

    Perla is not accepted into the close knit community. She is different and obviously a sinner. I am reminded of the times I may not have accepted someone else because they were "different."

    In the novel the town drunk gives forgiveness easily while the righteous hold on tight. The righteous are quick to judge Perla, too. Her sin is so obvious in the person of her sweet five year old daughter. Judging someone else's obvious sin is so much easier than admitting the well hidden ones we have within.

    Yes, there is much to think about in this novel. A good discussion guide is included so this would make a fine choice for reading groups.

    The Lord works in mysterious ways. In reading this novel you will be reminded of some of them. And the "miracle in a dry season"? Well, there were so many, I'm not sure which one the author meant.

    I received a complimentary egalley of this novel from the publisher for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
  3. mcaldwell
    Erie, PA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Awakening from the Drought
    August 11, 2014
    mcaldwell
    Erie, PA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Miracle in a Dry Season - eBook.
    I found this story to be fresh and believable within its time period and geographic setting. Casewell Phillips is ready for some change and Perla Long's arrival to town provides just that. Add a summer drought to Perla's intrigue as an unwed mother. It's a drought and suffering of the the worse degree and it has been cast on the people of Wise, WV for their sins, so says the misguided pastor of the story. Casewell, an upstanding bachelor, struggles with his definition of levels of sin. It's a story about casting stones and a story about examining one's own missteps. It's also a story of awakening and renewal which is well-written and emotive. Thanks to Bethany House for providing me a copy for review in my own words.
  4. katiespen
    Greer, SC
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Delightful and easy reading
    August 10, 2014
    katiespen
    Greer, SC
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    This book is a beautiful story of God working in mysterious ways. Take a small town in the 1950's where everyone knows everyone else's business, introduce a mysterious woman with a child out-of-wedlock, and open the doors to show God's love and forgiveness.

    From the beginning, I was drawn into the small town of Wise, West Virginia, where the people are so locked into the traditions of religion that they don't know that they are experiencing a spiritual drought. But when Perla Long enters the scene with her young daughter, Sadie, the town gossips start wagging their tongues. Before long, the town is experiencing a real drought with no signs of rain in the near future, and they are ready to blame the newcomer.

    When Casewell Phillips begins helping Perla to fit into the small town, he starts to realize just how desolate things have been until the young mother arrived in town. But when Perla begins to offer help by cooking for the town, people find something else to talk about - the way there seems to always be an abundance of food when Perla cooks. From town harlot to town witch, Perla gives the people a person to blame for the season of drought.

    Through it all, Perla shows grace, love, and forgiveness. But can the town accept her God-given gifts and recover from both the physical drought and the spiritual drought?

    I loved this story. There was such a clear message throughout that God is still able to work miracles and to love and forgive us even when we don't know we need it. This story was a beautiful reminder to me that God is still in the business of performing miracles and is always ready to forgive us for our sins.

    I hope that I see more stories from this writer as I think she has a God-given talent.
  5. gcw1
    York, PA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Miracle in a dry season
    August 9, 2014
    gcw1
    York, PA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    MIRACLE IN A DRY SEASON

    A novel by Sarah Loudin Thomas

    A heartfelt story-taking place in mid-1950's in a small West Virginia town. A young girl and her daughter move in with her aunt and uncle who own the local general store. Rumors start in this small town and bring out a lot of bad feelings. The main character, a young woodworker tries his best to help the young girl even though he has his own problems with his sick dad and a local preacher. To add to the problems the area is hit hard by a drought. The story is well written and details of the characters and the 50's timeline make you feel you are there and know the people. The author added a Bible based background and used scripture verses in the story.

    The story shows how people can make mistakes in life and can be forgiven, how a forgiving heart and a strong faith is needed in life. The story also shows how people can join together in times of trouble and help each other. This is a love story, a story of forgiveness and a story of cruelty. I found the book very easy reading and the storyline kept my interest through the book.

    I received this book free from Bethany House for purpose of this review, I was not required to write a positive review, the opinions I have expressed are my own.
Displaying items 1-5 of 22
Page 1 of 5 12345 Next

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. The Amish Groom, The Men of Lancaster County Series #1
    The Amish Groom, The Men of Lancaster County Series #1
    Mindy Starns Clark, Susan Meissner
    Harvest House Publishers / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $10.49 Retail: $13.99 Save 25% ($3.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW957342
    Video
  2. In Perfect Time, Wings of the Nightingale Series #3
    In Perfect Time, Wings of the Nightingale Series #3
    Sarah Sundin
    Revell / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 40% ($6.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 27 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW0720834
    Video
  3. Butterfly Palace
    Butterfly Palace
    Colleen Coble
    Thomas Nelson / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 25% ($4.00)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 17 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW547835
  4. A Moment in Time, Lone Star Brides Series #2
    A Moment in Time, Lone Star Brides Series #2
    Tracie Peterson
    Bethany House / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 33% ($5.00)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 10 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW210594

Availability

Availability: Available to ship on or about 09/01/14. You may order this item now and we will ship it to you when it arrives. If you are charging this purchase to a credit card, you will not be charged for this item and its portion of your shipping charges until it is shipped.

Send Me Email  Email me when this product is available.

Find Related Products

Download Media Players

A Flash Player is required to view some of the content on this page. Click the "Flash Player" button above to download a Flash Player.

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Christianbook.com Search