Delilah Morrissey has always wanted to be a mother, but when she becomes a young widow, that dream now seems farther away than ever. Unable to continue to live alone in Chicago, her only option is to accept her sister's offer to move in with her family back in West Virginia. Will Delilah have the faith to pursue a new dream--even if it means giving up the old?
In this charming novella, debut novelist Sarah Loudin Thomas introduces readers to Wise, West Virginia--a small town nestled in an Appalachian valley where the everyday miracles of life and faith play out in stories of healing, hope, and love.
I really admired Delilah's spunk in this novel. She was used to doing things for herself and even when hard times hit, she just kept plugging away. It's an interesting time period that this novel is set in, and it was not my typical novel, so that was new and fun for me to read about.
Delilah has a knack for knowing what people want before they ask her for something. I appreciated how this knack wasn't overdone and made to seem realistic.
Robert is really nice and friendly, but sometimes he just seemed a little goofy to me. He was really sweet at the end of the novella though.
All in all it's kind of a forgettable story. It was well written and a quick read, but thinking back on it I'm struggling to remember any kind of details (except the donkey she named Pauline...that was fun). I probably won't pick this up to read again.
Title: Appalachian Serenade
Author: Sarah Loudin Thomas
Publisher: Bethany House
Published: June 2014
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for a review.