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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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Is It Really Almost Halloween?!? (Then let’s eat like it!)

Seems like I just can’t keep track of time this year. The seasons, the holidays, the day of the week–it’s all a weird 2020-induced blur. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to think hard to remember what month it is! But I do know this coming Saturday is Halloween! Finally, masks won’t seem weird.


And now I’m in the mood for some homemade Halloween treats!


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“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

“I'd rather look for the best. The worst usually makes itself known soon enough.”
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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
 
  10 votes 13.0%

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
 
  8 votes 10.4%

A Woman of Fortune (Texas Gold, #1) by Kellie Coates Gilbert A Woman of Fortune by Kellie Coates Gilbert
 
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Mercy Killer by James H. Pence Mercy Killer by James H. Pence
 
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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.”
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“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.”
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