When Silence Sings

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As a Long-Standing Feud Threatens to Spark Once More,
the Fates of Two Families Rest on the Most Unexpected of Shoulders

For years, Serepta McClean has towered over the coal-filled hills of West Virginia, taking more than her share of legal and illegal trade alike. She's intent on securing the future of the McClean name, despite two unreliable sons and a long-standing feud with the Harpe clan that's exploded once again into violence.

While many fear her, and many more despise her, few dare to stand against her. Especially not someone like Colman Harpe--a railroad man with dreams of being a preacher. And yet it's a reluctant Colman, Serepta's sworn enemy, who finds himself in this powerful woman's territory, supposedly sent there by God himself to share stories of love and hope.

With the feud growing ever more dangerous, putting the entire region at risk, these two impossibly different people find themselves on a collision course. And the very lives of everyone close to them will be changed forever.

"Thomas brings to life a rugged yet faith-based Appalachian drama perilously situated in the crosshairs of feuding families. Set in 1930 West Virginia, this standalone novel draws on themes of mercy, understanding, and loving your neighbor amidst the dangers of lawless vengeance and moonshine runs. Readers will sympathize with Colman's reluctance to trust the unknown as the families race to a doublecross conclusion."--Booklist

"Struggles, drama, and local flavor abound in this novel by Thomas. . . .Fans of historical Southern fiction will be drawn to this title, as will readers of Lisa Wingate and Karen Witemeyer."--Library Journal

"When Silence Sings vividly evokes its mountain setting, but its main strength is its complex characters, especially Serepta. . . . With an excellent supporting cast and a fast-moving plot, this novel should be enjoyed by readers of both Christian and secular historical fiction."--Historical Novel Review


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  1. Sarah Loudin Thomas
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    Sarah Loudin Thomas

    Sarah Loudin Thomas (www.sarahloudinthomas.com) is a fund-raiser for a children's ministry and the author of the acclaimed novels The Sound of Rain and Miracle in a Dry Season--winner of the 2015 INSPY Award. Sarah has also been a finalist for...

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Reviews

"Thomas brings to life a rugged yet faith-based Appalachian drama perilously situated in the crosshairs of feuding families. Set in 1930 West Virginia, this standalone novel draws on themes of mercy, understanding, and loving your neighbor amidst the dangers of lawless vengeance and moonshine runs. Readers will sympathize with Colman's reluctance to trust the unknown as the families race to a doublecross conclusion."

Booklist

"Struggles, drama, and local flavor abound in this novel by Thomas. . . .Fans of historical Southern fiction will be drawn to this title, as will readers of Lisa Wingate and Karen Witemeyer."

Library Journal

"When Silence Sings vividly evokes its mountain setting, but its main strength is its complex characters, especially Serepta. . . . With an excellent supporting cast and a fast-moving plot, this novel should be enjoyed by readers of both Christian and secular historical fiction."

Historical Novel Review


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