My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Sometime you just need a good heart warming story to sooth your spirit, and this book did just that. This book follows Perla, a young unwed mother with a special gift. She moves to a small town in West Virgina to escape the ridicule and humiliation she faced back home. Yet, most folks are set in their ways and having a child out of wedlock is frowned upon. Facing the same issues from back home Perla’s only saving grace is her friend Casewell, but even Casewell can’t help but judge her. However, with the dust bowl going on sometimes god fearing folks might just have to rely on someone who is not so pure but has a heart of gold. This is just a nice, good hearted read, and if you’re looking for a book to uplift you then this is it. Nothing is impossible and even those with a bad past can have a great future!
In a Drought, It’s the Darkest Cloud
That Brings Hope
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.