Sarah Loudin Thomas

Book Synopsis   |   Biography   |   Schedule

The Sound of Rain

Judd Markley is a hardworking coal miner who rarely thinks much past tomorrow until he loses his brother–and nearly his own life–in a mine cave-in. Vowing never to enter the darkness of a mine again, he leaves all he knows in West Virginia to escape to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It’s 1954, the seaside community is thriving, and Judd soon hires on with a timber company. Larkin Heyward’s life in Myrtle Beach is uncomplicated, mostly doing volunteer work and dancing at the Pavilion. But she dreams of one day doing more–maybe moving to the 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 devastating hurricane, Judd and Larkin each seek answers to what tomorrow will bring. As opposition rises against following their divergent dreams, they realize that it may take a miracle for them to be together.

Book Title

Libris ornatus complectitur mel id, malorum voluptua invidunt sed ad. Ad nulla delicatissimi pro. Aliquid invidunt interpretaris duo ne, cum assum partem et. Duo ex modus maiorum, cum in unum eius assum.

Vim te sumo facer disputando. Sed ad omittam fabellas, ad noster quaerendum qui. Noster mentitum sed te, et unum option nam, vis prima eleifend et. Errem dicant suavitate at cum, ad semper malorum debitis nam, ei doctus vocent quo. Mutat commodo eum ad, duo lobortis platonem ut. Duo ea harum melius accusam.

About the Author

Sarah Loudin Thomas grew up on a 100-acre farm in French Creek, WV, the seventh generation to live there. Her Christian fiction is often set in West Virginia and celebrates the people, the land, and the heritage of Appalachia. Her novels have won an Inspy Award, two Selah Awards, and Until the Harvest was nominated for the Christian Book Award. 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.

Read more at her website.

Schedule

Friday, April 20

    • 9:00-10:15am: Writing Workshop – Setting As Character in Room 303.

Description: Appalachia is practically its own character in my novels. We’ll talk about how place can add depth to a story. How do you choose your setting? How do you bring it to life? How much research should you do? We’ll answer those questions and others you might have about bringing your setting to life. Come ready to jump in and participate through a combination of discussion and exercises!

Saturday, April 21

  • 9:00-9:50am: People, Places, and Pie – Southern Romance Fiction Panel in Room 112.
  • Find me in the Main Bookselling Area!

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