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Sarah Loudin Thomas

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I’m a Christian, wife, fundraiser and writer living near Asheville, NC. I grew up on a 100-acre farm in French Creek, WV. I used to say “rural WV,” but realized that’s largely redundant. I LOVE my home state and the fact that I’m the seventh generation to grow up on the family farm. My love of the Appalachian Mountains informs my writing. I want you to be as wild about these hazy, blue mountains and the wonderful people who live in them as I am.

I’ve been married for nearly 25 years and I not only love my husband, I really, really like him. We started our journey together with three big dogs–Crockett, Precious and Sammy. We now have one small dog that requires more energy than the first three did together.

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Sarah Loudin Thomas When I was an aspiring writer the best thing I did was get feedback on my work. I entered contests, signed up for critiques at conferences, and got in…moreWhen I was an aspiring writer the best thing I did was get feedback on my work. I entered contests, signed up for critiques at conferences, and got input from trusted readers. You won't want to take EVERY suggestion you get, but when you hear the same thing from two or three sources, you begin to find where the weaknesses lurk in your writing.(less)
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Strength in Weakness

Why is it so hard to admit we can’t handle all the STUFF In our lives on our own?

Pride.

That’s the short answer.

How many times have I asked friends and family to pray for me as a last resort? Why in the world would that be my last resort??

I’ll try all sorts of things to resolve challenges on my own. When nothing works and I begin to feel desperate, I ask for prayer.

Why does it take me so long? Basi

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“I'd rather look for the best. The worst usually makes itself known soon enough.”
Sarah Loudin Thomas, When Silence Sings

“Maybe that's how I'll know I've found true love--when I find a man who will eat burnt biscuits and dry pork chops.”
Sarah Loudin Thomas, Appalachian Serenade

“In my experience, God doesn't let us get away with anything. He just leaves us to make our own beds and then lets us lay in 'em...whether we like it or not.”
Sarah Loudin Thomas, The Right Kind of Fool

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The Hesitant Heiress (The Everstone Chronicles, #1) by Dawn Crandall The Hesitant Heiress by Dawn Crandall
 
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After a Fashion (A Class of Their Own, #1) by Jen Turano After a Fashion by Jen Turano
 
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Healer of Carthage (The Carthage Chronicles, #1) by Lynne Gentry Healer of Carthage by Lynne Gentry
 
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Miracle in a Dry Season (Appalachian Blessings, #1) by Sarah Loudin Thomas Miracle in a Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas
 
  9 votes 11.7%

The Midwife by Jolina Petersheim The Midwife by Jolina Petersheim
 
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A Woman of Fortune (Texas Gold, #1) by Kellie Coates Gilbert A Woman of Fortune by Kellie Coates Gilbert
 
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“We live in a world where joy and empathy and pleasure are all around us, there for the noticing.”
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“Sometimes God gives you strength to do without because, for whatever reason, he knows it's better for you not to have your heart's desire.”
Sarah Loudin Thomas, Appalachian Serenade

“Maybe that's how I'll know I've found true love--when I find a man who will eat burnt biscuits and dry pork chops.”
Sarah Loudin Thomas, Appalachian Serenade

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”
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“I turned my face more exclusively than ever to the woods, where I was better known.”
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