Sunday, June 22, 2014

Appalachian Serenade by Sarah Loudin Thomas

Delilah Morrissey has always wanted to be a mother, but when she becomes a young widow, that dream now seems farther away than ever. Unable to continue to live alone in Chicago, her only option is to accept her sister's offer to move in with her family back in West Virginia. Will Delilah have the faith to pursue a new dream--even if it means giving up the old?

In this charming novella, debut novelist Sarah Loudin Thomas introduces readers to Wise, West Virginia--a small town nestled in an Appalachian valley where the everyday miracles of life and faith play out in stories of healing, hope, and love.

Publisher: Bethany House, 2014

My Review
Summer 1945
Widow Delilah Morrissey isn't too upset about her husband's passing. She returns home to West Virginia to live with her sister and brother-in-law, but when money gets tight, Delilah takes a job at Thortons' Store where working beside Robert Thorton makes her long for a second chance at a family. 

The characters were endearing, and this amazing book cover matches the story's tone perfectly. The romance was organic and satisfying for such a short read. I highly enjoyed this novella as an introduction to the characters in Sarah's debut novel Miracle in a Dry Season, which releases in August. I will definitely be reading more from this author.

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