The genuine characters and simple plot of Until the Harvest by Sarah Loudin Thomas make for an affecting story of love, loss, and renewal. Once again, Thomas has written a touching story of diverse people trying to make the best of everyday life and struggles.
I really liked Margaret with her quiet strength. Margaret works for an elderly widow Emily and looks after her diabetic younger sister. When tension at home with her parents become unbearable, Margaret chooses to make her own way.
As Margaret struggles to provide for herself and Mayfair, she frequently crosses paths with Henry, grandson of her employer. Henry has dropped out of school and decided that he no longer wants to pursue his parents’ plan for him. When unexpected tragedy descends on his family, Henry struggles to find the best path for his future.
As Margaret and Henry struggle to find their own ways, they gradually learn that prejudices and unyielding opinions do not heal. In a poignant story of loss and renewal, author Sarah Thomas shows us that acceptance and love bring lasting healing that changes hearts and lives.
Although the plot of Until the Harvest is less intense than many novels, it was still a delightful, touching read. Bethany House gave me a complimentary copy of Until the Harvest by Sarah Loudin Thomas for my candid review.