Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Hurricane Season
by Lauren K Denton

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
 Pages: 352
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Betsy and Ty Franklin, owners of Franklin Dairy Farm in southern Alabama, have decided to put life’s disappointments behind them. At least in theory. Ty manages their herd of dairy cows, while Betsy busies herself with the farm’s day-to-day operations and tries to forget the longing for motherhood set deep in her heart. But when Betsy’s free-spirited younger sister Jenna drops her young daughters off at the farm to attend a two-week art retreat in Florida, Betsy’s carefully constructed wall of self-protection begins to crumble.

As those two weeks stretch much farther into the hot Alabama summer, Betsy and Ty learn to navigate the new additions in their world and revel in a home that’s suddenly filled with the sound of laughter and life. Meanwhile, record heat promises to usher in the most active hurricane season in decades.

Four hundred miles away, Jenna is fighting her own battles. She’d once been free to travel and pursue a career in photography, but all that changed with the appearance of two pink lines on a plastic stick and a boyfriend who hit the road. At Halcyon art retreat, she finally has the time and energy to focus on her photography. As the summer continues, she wonders how her rediscovered passion can fit in with the life she’s made back home with her two children.

When Hurricane Ingrid aims her steady eye at the Alabama coast, Jenna must make a decision that could affect both her and her children’s futures, and Betsy and Ty find themselves protecting their beloved farm as well as their own hearts.


Kritters Thoughts:  What a perfect family/sister/marriage book.  Two sisters and one of their husbands narrate this book and to add his perspective was just right.  The two sisters in the heart of this story are in their adulthood and one is a single mom of two daughters and hasn't taken the usual path when decisions had to be made.  The older sister always followed "the path", but things haven't been easy and she isn't where she thought she would be at this point in her life.  

I loved the underlining impending storm and the reality of the hurricane hitting this farm, but also the other storms that we can possibly predict and other storms that take a different direction.  I am not a reader who reads completely into symbolism, but the storm in this book worked just right for me.


After reading quite a few books where the drama was over the top and too much, it was so refreshing to read this book where the drama was at just the right pitch.  I loved the way the sister relationship wasn't all sunshine and rainbows, but it also wasn't constant screaming and fighting, it was just right.  

I have read both of Lauren Denton's books and adored both.  I am really close to putting her on my auto read author list!  One more knock out of the park and she will make it on to that list.  You can't go wrong reading this one or her previous - The Hideaway.  

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

2 comments:

Mystica said...

I liked the narration from three perspectives. Sounds a really good one.

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I'm glad you found this book to hit just the right notes.
Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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