Until the Harvest is the continuing story to Sarah Loudin Thomas’s first book Miracle in a Dry Season. You do not need to read the first to enjoy this companion novel however I was glad I did as I had a much deeper connection with the town and the Phillip’s family. Starting off with a bit of a shocker, I was not sure how this story could redeem itself. But in Ms. Thomas’s very capable hands I was able to close the book at the very last page with a deep sigh of satisfaction. This story deals with grief and the consequences of our actions especially when we did not make the right choices. It is a coming of age story, and I must point out that the two matriarchs, Perla and Emily Phillip’s, handled some of the situations in this book in a fantastic loving manner. This is not an instant love story, but shows the growth and maturing of the characters. I also really liked the definition of family, especially when yours has written you off. Just like the first, this one has a touch of supernatural which was very interesting to watch and the explanation for it was pure and simple. I received this book for an honest review from The Book Club Network, Inc. and the opinions are my own.