Saturday, December 16, 2017



                                                            The Sound of Rain
By: Sarah Loudin Thomas
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date:November 7th, 2017
Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance, Christain Fiction
Pages: 336
WhereYou Can Buy It: Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Life Way, Christian Book, and Bethnay House. (It is available at most stores that sell books too.)
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Find Author On: Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, and her Website
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5 stars)

In the Dark of the Mine, In the Face of Rising Water,
In the Shadows of the Hills, Faith Will See Them Through

Judd Markley knew he could never set foot underground again. The mine collapse that nearly killed him and claimed his brother's life meant leaving West Virginia forever. Although that hard Appalachian world was all he knew, he put it behind him and headed for the open sky of the thriving town of 1954 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Larkin Heyward's life in the beach town is uncomplicated, mostly volunteer work and dancing at the Pavilion. But she dreams of one day doing more and being more--maybe moving to the hills and hollers of Kentucky to help the poor children of Appalachia. But she's never even met someone who's lived there--until she encounters Judd, the newest employee at her father's timber company.

Drawn together in the wake of a hurricane that changes Myrtle Beach forever, Judd's and Larkin's dreams pull them in divergent directions. It will take a significant sacrifice to keep them together--or maybe, it will take a miracle.

Who is up for going on a trip with me to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Logan, Kentucky?? After reading this amazing book, I really feel like a road trip is necessary. So, let's pack our bags and travel south. (Well at least for me)

What was this book about, you may wonder well let me tell you.

Judd Markley has just lost his brother to a mine cave-in that nearly took his life too. After he was released from the hospital, he traveled south to South Carolina. On the train there he meets a man named Hank, they started talking and Hank offered Judd a job at the local timber mill. After meeting with George Heyward, Judd received the job. Hank took Judd to see the ocean for the first time and that is where he ran into the beautiful Larkin Heyward.

Now Larkin has always had a desire to help people. Ever since her brother, Ben, "left" home, she has wanted to be helpful to people in need. In her free time, she volunteers as a candy-stripper in the local hospital. Even though she helps people at the hospital she feels like she could do more. She then realizes that she wants to go to the Appalachians and help poor people there. She actually had never meet anyone who lived there except for Judd. The Appalachians actually is where her brother is ministering to people. After catching her mom reading a letter from him, she realized that she could write a letter to him about her coming out North to help with his ministry.

Judd and Larkin start to have a budding relationship but then a hurricane hit Myrtle beach and destruction was everywhere. The hurricane was so bad that wind and rain hit West Virginia, where Judd's brother and his family lived. Judd travels out there to help his brother, he takes Larkin along thinking that her father instructed him too. He learns once he is almost there that she tricked him into this journey all along. Once they arrive at his family's house, they spend the night and the next morning he tells her that he is taking her home.

Larkin being the stubborn, independent woman she is, leaves by herself to go to Logan Kentucky where her brother lives. Judd and Abram, Judd's older brother, leave to go catch up with her. Judd knowing her, knows that she has no idea how to get to Kentucky. After a few plot twists here and there, they finally all end up back in South Carolina.

This book has so many plot twists and minor plots that we would be here all day if I tried to tell you about them. So, here's what I advise, I just told you the basis of this book know it is your time to go and get this book from your local bookstore or library and read it!

Here is what I love about this book:

1. Character development. If a book doesn't have good character development it is not worth my time because without character development you have nothing. This book had great character development so thus this book passed one of my few requirements for a great book.

2. Romance. I love the romance in this book because it was just enough.Not too much and not any less than it should have been. The romance also was very appropriate and not inappropriate.

3. There were many plot twists and minor plots that made the story keep going. Without plot twists and minor plots, a story just cannot keep going. It would be really boring to just have one plot without plot twists and minor plots along the way.

4. This book was very well written!

5. Overall this book was amazing!!

I highly recommend this book to everyone!!!

*I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review*


  1. Thanks for sharing your enjoyment of the story!

  2. Your welcome!! Thank you for stopping by Sarah!!