Thursday, July 3, 2014

Appalachian Serenade by Sarah Loudin Thomas

It is the summer of 1945 and the war is almost over. Delilah, age thirty-four, had lost her husband of fourteen years to a massive heart attack. Unable to make it in Chicago, she had returned to West Virginia, living with her sister and family.

Wanting to help out with the finances, Delilah gets a job at a store in town. Robert has never married and before long it looks like romance might blossom.

This novella is pure romance. There is man likes girl and girl likes man but issues arise. One is an emphasis on children being the reason for marriage. Robert can't have children. Another issues is an old flame who returns to town. She's been abandoned by her husband and has children, something Robert has always longed for.

Delilah is a well developed character but I thought Robert was a little flat. Yes, the story is predictable but then, such is the case with romance.

This is a free prequel to the novel releasing in August. You can download the free Kindle file here.

Sarah Loudin Thomas grew up in French Creek, WV, where she sets her Christian fiction. Her first novel, Miracle in a Dry Season, releases august 2014. She and her husband live in Western North Carolina. You can find out more at

Bethany House Publishers, 115 pages.

I reviewed this free novella at the request of Bethany House Publishers.

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