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
I enjoyed Lauren Denton's debut novel, The Hideaway, and had high hopes for her second novel. I wasn't disappointed. This was a well written novel that kept me turning the pages. It was all about love and family and relationships -not just the relationship between husband and wife but also between sisters who are very different from each other.
Betsy and Ty own a dairy farm in southern Alabama. They both work hard to keep the farm running and secure their future. The one part of their lives that ...more
I received a copy of this story from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I was drawn in first, as one so often is, by the cover. It's so pretty and warm and welcoming!
In the beginning, I was a bit reluctant. I don't know anything about dairy farming or being a mom (or a single mom) or having a good relationship with a sibling. I kept thinking, "How am I going to relate to this? How am I going to enjoy it?"
But enjoy it I did.
The chapters are told from three different points of view: Betsy, ...more
*Thank you NetGalley and Lauren Denton for allowing me to enjoy this arc.*
I enjoyed learning more about Betsy and Jenna’s relationship and Ty and Betsy’s struggles as well. It built up as the storm did and the characters learned a lot about each other and themselves as the novel progressed. Really enjoyable read- just like The Hideaway was. Denton has a delicate way of presenting her characters and enabling you to fall in love with them.
4.5 stars. Storms can bring great destruction, but they can also bring a time for discovering what lasts, what holds together even through the harshest weather, and what comes out better for the rain. Hurricane Season is a book truly evocative of Southern summer and which captures the complications of family relationships, the desire to see dreams fulfilled, and the trials that test marriages and break hearts.
When Betsy receives a voice message from her sister, Jenna, asking if she can leave her ...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
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
Thank you #NetGalley , #LaurenKDenton , and #ThomasNelson for providing an advanced reader ecopy of The Hurricane Season.
It is a simple, sweet, Southern novel about sisters, family, losing one’s dreams, and opening the heart to new paths.
The first half of the book had some moments that made me really uncomfortably judgemental of both sisters’ behavior (Jenna and Betsy). By the second half I was pretty sympathetic to Betsy’s inner turmoil as it is easily relatable by many women. I never could fu ...more