The Sound of Rain by Sarah Loudin Thomas 4/5 ☆
Thank you to NetGalley and Bethany House Publishers for the free review copy of this book. All opinions in this blog are mine.
This was such a sweet book. I enjoyed the narration of it. I usually don’t read books that are in an mans point-of-view. It was interesting to get to read about different aspects of life from this view point. Whether in the coal mine or in the timber, I liked how the author gave a glance into jobs that aren’t usually held by women.
Judd is a character that is so relatable. He is an honest, hardworking man. On his journey, we see him struggle with loss, love, and God. He is kept as a down-to-earth character, who doesn’t involve himself in lots of drama, which I appreciated. Larkin is the perfect opposite to Judd and helps bring an energy to the novel, which would’ve been missed without her. Whether in South Carolina or Kentucky each setting is described so the audience can understand what the 1950’s was like in these areas.
I only wish that George Heyward’s character had been a bit more developed. There is a major revelation that occurs in his life, but the reader is only able to get a glimpse into it. His struggle is pivotal in the plot, so I thought he would’ve had more depth to him.
This book is out tomorrow, so go and pre-order it or look for it in a bookstore. It’s for anyone who loves some romance, mystery, or the 1950’s.