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.

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 …

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About The Author

Sarah Loudin Thomas grew up on a 100-acre farm in French Creek, WV, the seventh generation to live there. Her Christian fiction is set in West Virginia and celebrates the people, the land, and the heritage of Appalachia. Her first novel, Miracle in a Dry Season, releases August 2014. Married with one dog, she now lives in Western North Carolina, which is almost as beautiful as West Virginia.

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