An Appalachian Blessings Novella
About the novella:
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.
Includes an excerpt of Miracle in a Dry Season, the first full-length novel in the Appalachian Blessings series--a book New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber called, "Wonderful, simply wonderful."
I love a good novella, especially when it sets the stage for a great series. Appalachian Serenade is the story of Delilah and Robert. Delilah is a young childless widow that is forced to move in with her sister and her sister's family in rural West Virginia. Although she is welcome, it is a difficult time to have an extra person in the household. In order to relieve some strain Delilah sets out to find work so that she can contribute to the household.
Robert runs the local dry goods store. It's been in the family forever and Robert enjoys all the interaction with the townsfolk but he begins to think about hiring some help to free him up a bit. Along comes Delilah and before either one of them knows it Robert has offered her a job.
The job is great but changes are coming that make Delilah consider a home and family of her own. She has always envisioned herself as a mother to several children. She is sure that nothing would make her happier. But what if God has different plans?
Meanwhile, Robert finds himself more and more attracted to Delilah. But Robert has a secret that keeps him from approaching her. He longs to have a wife but can he be content without one if that is what God's plan is?
This is a beautiful story about learning to trust God with everything. His ways are always better and if we will just surrender to what He has for us we will receive so much more than we ever imagined.
I do have a warning for you! At the very end of this novella is an excerpt from the first book in the Appalachian Blessings series, Miracle in a Dry Season. I'm not going to give anything away but I will say that you should be prepared to NEED a copy of this book. No it isn't going to be just a WANT, it will definitely be a NEED!
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