Sunday, October 26, 2014

Review: Miracle in a Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas

Miracle in a Dry Season was much more than a book to sit down for reading pleasure.  It was a book that really had its teachable moments but not in a preachy way.  It had those moments within the story and being the story.  With a vibe of the Scarlet Letter, a bit of the story about the adulterous woman whom Jesus said those without sin could cast the first stone, and a touch of the miracle of the five loaves and fishes, than you have a recipe for a stand out book.   This book takes place in Wise, West Virginia, 1954, where the folks there dish out plenty of gossip and are skimpy with the forgiveness.  It showed how sin is sin and all of it is harmful.   How gossip and slander can be just as hurtful to a person as adultery.  How being judgmental and unforgiving can blind you to your own faults and you begin to believe you are better than someone else, even to the point of hatred.  Perla, an unwed mother, has come to stay with her aunt and uncle to escape the talk of her parent’s town only to run into the same type of people.  However, when a severe drought hits and the only hope the town has is coming from the one person whom they have rejected and slandered, will they be able to put down their prejudices and superstitions to get the help they need or will they choose to starve?  With poignant storytelling and eye opening truths, this is a book that I won’t soon forget.  I received my copy from The Book Club Network, Inc. (TBCN) and the opinions are my own.

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