Betsy and Ty Franklin, owners of Franklin Dairy Farm in southern Alabama, have decided to put lifes disappointments behind them. At least in theory. Ty manages their herd of dairy cows, while Betsy busies herself with the farms day-to-day operations and tries to forget the longing for motherhood set deep in her heart. But when Betsys free-spirited younger sister Jenna drops her young daughters off at the farm to attend a two-week art retreat in Florida, Betsys 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 thats 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. Shed once been free to travel and pursue a career in photography, but all that changed with the appearance of t...
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Hurricane Season Reviews
Betsy and Ty Franklin do not have children of their own, although they desperately want them. For now, they devote their time to their farm. They are more than a little stunned when Betsy’s sister Jenna drops her two daughters at their farm. Jenna receives a great career opportunity, but it means she has to be away from her children for a little while. Unfortunately, for Betsy, it re-awakens her desire for children of her own.
Jenna’s plans take longer than she expected when her career takes her ...more
Storms have this beautiful dual quality, they bring about destruction and they also show the strength in all those who weather them. So also are the storms of life, they change life drastically, but sometimes they also pave the way to start life afresh.
Hurricane Season by Lauren Denton is one such book which shows strength of family relationships in the face of storms of life. Two sisters, Betsy and Jenna both different in their outlook, but yet similar in many ways, Betsy who is childless, is a ...more
Such a beautiful cover that I was drawn to this book on Netgalley almost despite myself. I read the synopsis and it sounded good so off I went!
The story of Betsy and Ty being asked to take Jenna's children while she went off to a photography retreat is an age old one in some ways. Many times there's a more responsible sibling that is left to clean up behind the less responsible one. That's what happened in the past and what Betsy and Ty are expecting to happen here.
The dairy farm and the descrip ...more
4.5 stars rounded up
I fell completely in love with this author when I read her first book, The Hideaway, earlier this year. I was absolutely thrilled to have the chance to read an early copy of her newest offering, Hurricane Season, and I was NOT disappointed. I devoured this book in the span of a Sunday and I already miss the characters.
The only reason this was not a solid 5 star book for me is that it took a bit for me to really connect with the characters and become invested in them. Once I d ...more
For me, this book was a bit of a struggle. The writing is well done and the plot is solid. I just didn't feel much of a connection to the characters and the pace was slow. I kept anticipating a big reveal or tragedy or transformation... There was growth within our main characters: two sisters who had grown apart through their adult years. The emotional distance between them was only compounded by the literal physical distance in miles as they lead extremely different lives.
So if you are looking ...more
Laura Denton is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. The story of two sisters, so different and with such different hopes and dreams, finding who they really are. The story had me almost wishing things took a different turn, but the ending turned out better than expected. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC.
… the battered gray school bus from Bankston Detention pulled up out front, and twenty teenage boys shuffled off, hormones and pent-up energy swirling around them like almost visible steam.
She smoothed her hands across the blanket, straightened the corners, and imagined the room holding two little girls after holding nothing but dreams and damaged furniture.
Jenna always hated icebreakers like this. They reminded her of the week in college when she lost her mind and thought she mi ...more
Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton was a bit of a difficult read for me.
I found the pacing to be extremely slow and I felt like there wasn't much happening throughout the majority of the novel. I was left with wanting more from our two main characters and it just fell pretty flat for me.
The writing is beautiful and complex but I found myself skimming through a lot of the story because it just felt pretty boring to me. I was waiting for that big change or transformation between our sisters Be ...more