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 way with food brings both gratitude and condemnation, placing the pair in the middle of a maelstrom of anger and forgiveness, fear and faith.
My Review: I was pleasantly surprised with Miracle in a Dry Season. It dealt with human emotions in a very realistic way. It also dealt with how quick we are to judge others for their sins, despite the sins we ourselves have committed. The characters were well-developed and likeable. The author even changed my opinion about some of them. She chose some unique names, which I appreciate. I tend to remember unique names more than anything, which I believe goes for most other readers as well. Casewell was a 35-year-old bachelor who judged Perla at first because she was unmarried and had a little girl. However, I really liked seeing how his heart softened towards her throughout the book. The plot also had a rather unexpected moment or two, which I was a little surprised about as books like these generally don’t.
Miracle in a Dry Season had some very real issues that the author handled extremely well. The book’s main theme is forgiveness.
The only thing I can say against Miracle in a Dry Season was that the end dragged on for me. I felt like the author reached a place where she could have ended the book and it would have been fine. But the story continued another thirty pages or so.
Miracle in a Dry Season was a heartwarming story. I would recommend it to anyone struggling with forgiveness or who simply wants to read a sweet story.
I give Miracle in a Dry Season 4 out of 5 stars.
**I received a Kindle copy of this book from the publishers through Netgalley. The opinions expressed in this review are mine and mine alone.**