The Sound of Rain

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long-time book discussion leader



Title: The sound of rain

Author: Sarah Loudin Thomas

Publisher: Bethany House

Publication Date: 2017

Format: Paperback

Length: 331 pages


After Judd Markley’s leg is broken in a mine accident in West Virginia and his younger brother Joe Loses his life, he is off to a fresh start aboveground in South Carolina. Set in 1954 in Myrtle Beach, Judd tries his trade at cutting timber and soon meets the boss’ daughter Larkin. She has her heart set on helping the needy in, of all places, Appalachia! Her brother has gone there to be a preacher and his leaving has broken his father’s heart as well as his father’s plans for the future of his company and his son heading it.

This is a romance between two unlikely characters as well as the ultimate romance of God’s work in our lives. Dreams are shattered in hurting relationships just as homes are in the devastating hurricane that changes Myrtle Beach forever. Can lives be patched up like shingles and roofs? Can relationships be restored and become even stronger?


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Suggested Audience

Christian fiction fans, historical fiction fans

Christian Impact

Redemption, forgiveness even of oneself

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The Sound of Rain

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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