Until the Harvest
series: Appalachian Blessings
- Pub. Date
- Apr 2015
Take This Journey of Broken Souls Restored and Tentative Hearts Brought Fully to Life
When family tragedy derails Henry Phillips's college studies, he's left unmoored and feeling abandoned. The only things that can tamp down his grief are the family farm, his fiddle, and an unexpected friendship with sweet but unusual preteen Mayfair Hoffman.
Unfortunately, Mayfair's older sister, Margaret, despite her spray of freckles and cute, turned-up nose, has a completely different effect. His grandmother's helper, she's always around, ready to push his buttons, and it seems at first that she doesn't care about his troubles.
Henry soon realizes, though, that Margaret's facing her own struggles. Mayfair's health and unique gift sit at the heart of those worries. Henry and Margaret soon find themselves relying on each other as potential tragedy collides with growing hope in a warm story of family bonds and the surprising ways healing finds us all.
"Once in a while a new author . . . makes you sit up and take notice."--Library Journal starred review for Miracle in a Dry Season
"Oh what a tangled web we weave . . . and oh, how skillfully Sarah Loudin Thomas tells the tale in Until the Harvest. I was once again drawn into the world of the Phillips' and of their community where faith and family reign supreme while life's tragedies and triumphs attempt to interfere. This book is storytelling at its finest!"
Eva Marie Everson, bestselling and award-winning author
"Thomas' second Appalachian Blessings novel, after Miracle in a Dry Season, uses grief, choice, and consequence to guide the plot into unexpected turns while gently reflecting on Christian healing and scripture. . . . Relaxed in pace yet clear in purpose, Thomas' lovely inspirational novel examines the struggle to identify and accept love and to learn to love someone in spite of his or her flaws."
"Until the Harvest shines with its depth of character development and relationships. . . . A novel that will resonate with readers with its profound but simple lessons of love and loyalty."
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"True to form, the characters are warm and deep, and readers feel an immediate connection to them. The small-town feel is just what this story needs to be successful, and Thomas paints the setting beautifully. This followup story will delight readers of Thomas' previous novel, but it reads perfectly as a standalone as well."
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