Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Sound Of Rain By Sarah Laudin Thomas

Judd Markley is a hardworking coal miner who rarely thinks much past tomorrow until he loses his brother--and nearly his own life--in a mine cave-in. Vowing never to enter the darkness of a mine again, he leaves all he knows in West Virginia to escape to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It's 1954, the seaside community is thriving, and Judd soon hires on with a timber company.

Larkin Heyward's life in Myrtle Beach is uncomplicated, mostly doing volunteer work and dancing at the Pavilion. But she dreams of one day doing more--maybe moving to the hollers of Kentucky to help the poor children of Appalachia. But she's never even met someone who's lived there--until she encounters Judd, the newest employee at her father's timber company.

Drawn together in the wake of a devastating hurricane, Judd and Larkin each seek answers to what tomorrow will bring. As opposition rises against following their divergent dreams, they realize that it may take a miracle for them to be together.

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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, released August 2014. Married with one dog, she now lives in Western North Carolina, which is almost as beautiful as West Virginia.

My Thoughts...

Are you in the mood for a cute love story, a clean one? Then you just might enjoy this one.
It was a bit to slow for my liking that said it was a book I would recommend for someone wanting to read a cute romance.
I like the feeling of living in the 1950's and there was one character that I liked Granny Jane her being from Kentucky did not hurt but she will make you smile.
I gave this book 3.5 stars.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. I'm not sure if this book is for me. A book has to grab me and keep my attention.

  2. I will share this with historical fans.

  3. This sounds like a good one. I may have to check it out.

  4. I can get this one from the library, Thanks Mary for this review.

  5. Oh I love Sarah's books. I am adding this one to my want to read list.

    1. Natalie, you are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you!

  6. I would love to read this one! Thank you, Mary!

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  8. Sounds good to me .Blessings DanaGirl

  9. Sometimes I just need to get away, I want to check this one out.

  10. This looks like it could be interesting. I enjoy the 1950s and a good clean romance.

  11. I have two other books by Sarah that I enjoyed. I'll need to put this on my want-to-read list. Thanks for the review Mary!

  12. Thanks for a good review but not sure this is one I would enjoy.