Review: Appalachian Serenade by Sarah Loudin Thomas

22399128 What if your dreams are not what God has planned for you? This is one of the deep questions that this novella delves into.

I really enjoyed this sweet story about second chances and realizing that God knows what is best for your life. The setting of 1945 West Virginia is quaint and the story just flows. I felt that I was able to connect with the characters, Delilah and Robert, and had compassion for them in the decisions that they needed to make.

A great thing about this novella is that it is an introduction to the Appalachian Blessings series. Another great thing about this novella is its price! It is free and I definitely recommend reading it. (4 stars)



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.

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.”



Sarah and her husband Jim live in the mountains of Western North Carolina with Thistle–the canine equivalent to a personal trainer pushing them to hike, run, and throw sticks. Sarah is active in her local church and enjoys cooking and–you guessed it–reading.

You can connect with Sarah on her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Free on Kindle and Nook.

About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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1 Response to Review: Appalachian Serenade by Sarah Loudin Thomas

  1. Beautiful review. Sharing. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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