Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Miracle in a Dry Season

GIVEAWAY

THOMAS, SARAH LOUDIN
MIRACLE IN A DRY SEASON

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.

My Review:

Spectacular debut novel! Book one in the multigenerational Appalachian Blessings series, Miracle in a Dry Season has woven me under its spell. Thomas writes with intricate detail, each measured word and phrase combines into a sumptuous feast of delicious proportion! There is an ethereal quality to the story that reminds me of a folktale. Such a pleasure to read -- its the kind of book where the words just sink into your heart and nurture your soul.

A compelling plot, memorable characters and a timeless love story all conspired to make Miracle in a Dry Season impossible to put down. And even though I've finished the book and started another one, I'm still basking in the lingering warmth of the inspirational message about forgiveness that is at the heart of the story. A memorable and uplifting read.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Miracle in a Dry Season please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday August 3 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

45 comments:

  1. Sounds like an awesome debut! I really love the cover! Thanks for offering your readers a copy of this one because I think I will like it! :)
    sylvesternator AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. It's a different cover, isn't it, Laura? And totally fits with the story. Gentleness and strength all wrapped up into one image. Good luck!

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    2. Isn't it gorgeous? At first I thought it should be apples or eggs, but I LOVE the peaches.

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  2. What a lovely name - Perla! It means "Pearl" in my language. I would love to know what her unique gift is!

    Thanks for the giveaway, Kav!

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You'll be surprised, Janka. Very cool. Good luck!

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  3. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck!

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  4. After reading your review, I am intrigued about Perla's unique gift and why that would divide the town in two! It sounds like a beautiful story and I love the cover. I have never read any of Sarah's books before, but will definitely be putting this one on my TBR list. Thank you for offering this book in a giveaway Kav!

    Blessings,
    Lori
    triplel(at)evertek(dot)net

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    1. It's such a unique story too. Really exceptional. And this is her debut novel, Lori, so we we're getting in on her career right from the very beginning. Good luck!

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  5. Sounds so good! It's been on my WL! Maybe I'll win a copy instead! :-)

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    1. Definitely belongs on your wish list! It's awesome. Good luck!

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  6. I love the cover of this book
    I would love to read it
    oh dot hello dot hiya at gmail dot com

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    1. Here's hoping you get the chance, Danie. Good luck!

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  7. This book and author are totally new to me. I love the cover and would love to read this book.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. This is her debut book and it doesn't actually release until August 5 so we're ahead of the game. Good luck, Melanie.

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  8. What a beautiful cover! And it sounds like a really good book, Love to discover a new author!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I am really drawn to the cover as well, Patty. And it fits the story beautifully. Good luck!

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  9. Sounds like a really good book. I like reading books based around the Appalachians. Another new author to add to the list. Thank you for the review and giveaway.

    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck!

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  10. I love reading books from new authors. This story sounds really interesting and the cover makes you want to read and discover more!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. As a reader I don't know which is more fun -- finding a book by a new author or a favourite author. I guess I just love a great story. Good luck, Maryann.

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  11. Sounds like a book i would enjoy reading, thanks for the giveaway and introducing a new author to me.

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  12. New author ... wow sounds like a good start of a new series. Count me in ... rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. I think so too. Good luck, Becky.

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  13. Your fantastic review makes this a must read for me! Thank you so much for the opportunity to be a winner.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Britney. Good luck!

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  14. Count me in. Thanks.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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    1. You're counted, Boos Mum. Good luck!

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  15. "... Miracle in a Dry Season impossible to put down."
    I enjoy your blog so much. Thank you for this review. Would like to read this book by this new author to us! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. Thanks, Kathleen. I think this is your kind of book too. Good luck!

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  16. Nice review. Miracle in a Dry Season sounds great. Hope the library orders it. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.
    msbookwormlady(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Oh -- thanks for reminding me that I should recommend that my library order it. I'll do that right now. Good luck, KayLee.

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  17. It is always nice when an author's debut novel is very memorable. Your review was great!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. So exciting to discover really good new author. Good luck rubynreba.

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  18. I've been excited to read this one. Your describing it as ethereal and like a folktale has me wanting to read it more! :)

    bluerosesheart at yahoo dot com

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    1. It's a gorgeous story, Bluerose. Good luck!

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  19. I'm curious about this book and want to find out how the town is separated!
    Doreen

    PriviesAndPrimsAtYahooDotCom

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    1. It's a great book...leaves you with lots to think about. Good luck, Doreen.

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  20. I love the cover of this book. I would read the book based on the cover alone. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Sounds amazing. Count me in, please, Kav!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  22. Oh my Kav. After this review this sounds like it is one I must read. I would love to win Sarah's debut book. I love getting in on authors first books.Thanks. > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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  23. Thanks for such a great review and fun giveaway!

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