This was an interesting book, that I enjoyed very much. Set in the Appalachians, in West Virginia, I was hooked immediately. One of the things that interested me the most was the fickle nature of the community. They swung wide and fast from opinion to opinion. They were led by a religious fanatic who had evil thoughts, who tried to shame them into repentenance, when his own heart was full of evilness. My favorite character of this story was Casewell, he was steady and when he had doubts he was honest with himself about those doubts.Actually I have to also add that I loved the twin sisters Liza and Angela, they put me in rememberance of the sisters from the Waltons. A very good book for this debut! 4 stars from this reviewer. This book was provided for review purposes only by the publisher, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. No payment was received for this review.
About the book:
In a Drought, It's the Darkest Cloud
That Brings HopeIt'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.