The Sound of Rain by Sarah Loudin Thomas is a unique story. Set in the 50s and backdropped by the muck of an Appalachian coal mine contrasted by the pristine parlor of a South Carolina debutante, the story of Judd Markley and Larkin Heyward introduced me to two new worlds.
In some ways, the story reminded me of the Catherine Marshall books, Christy and Julie. I haven’t read many stories set in the fifties, and that intrigued me too.
I enjoyed following the characters through their personal character changes. It was nice seeing Larkin grow up and realize that life isn’t as picture perfect as her imagination wants to believe.
This book is ideal for readers who enjoy light reads without heavy drama or deep questions. It appeared to be well-researched, and I appreciate Bethany House Publishers for providing it free in exchange for my honest review.