It is not likely Judd Markley and Larkin Heyward would have met had it not been for the mine collapse that almost killed Judd. Looking for a new life, he left West Virginia and traveled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and this is where he met Larkin. The Sound of Rain, a novel by Sarah Loudin Thomas, is their story. The author brings to readers two people with completely different backgrounds and, perhaps, not much in common. Even though Larkin is a child of privilege, her dream is to help needy people. Judd is just trying to find peace after experiencing a tragic loss. Despite their differences, they both begin thinking about each other. Is there a future that includes both of them?
This is a character driven story that takes an in depth look at family complexities and highlights different expectancies. Values and loyalties come into play. Larkin and Judd have to look inward before making important decisions which will affect their lives.
This is a beautifully told story that combines special characters with a heartwarming plot. Highly recommended.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.