About Hurricane Season
- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson (April 3, 2018)
Betsy and Ty Franklin, owners of Franklin Dairy Farm in southern Alabama, have long since buried their desire for children of their own. While Ty manages their herd of dairy cows, Betsy busies herself with the farm’s day-to-day operations and tries to forget her dream of motherhood. But when her free-spirited sister, Jenna, drops off her two young daughters for “just two weeks,” Betsy’s carefully constructed wall of self-protection begins to crumble.
As the two weeks stretch deeper into the Alabama summer, Betsy and Ty learn to navigate the new additions in their world—and revel in the laughter that now fills their home. Meanwhile, record temperatures promise to usher in the most active hurricane season in decades.
Attending an art retreat four hundred miles away, Jenna is fighting her own battles. She finally has time and energy to focus on her photography, a lifelong ambition. But she wonders how her rediscovered passion can fit in with the life she’s made back home as a single mom.
When Hurricane Ingrid aims a steady eye at the Alabama coast, Jenna must make a decision that will change her family’s future, even as Betsy and Ty try to protect their beloved farm and their hearts. Hurricane Season is the story of one family’s unconventional journey to healing—and the relationships that must be mended along the way.
About Lauren K. DentonBorn and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Lauren K. Denton now lives with her husband and two daughters in Homewood, just outside Birmingham. In addition to her fiction, she writes a monthly newspaper column about life, faith, and how funny (and hard) it is to be a parent. On any given day, she’d rather be at the beach with her family and a stack of books.
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The very first thing that I found beautiful about this book, was the cover. Just breathtaking!!!
The story follows two sisters, with very different lives and even more different ideas of what they want and would like to achieve.
Betsy and her husband Ty, own a dairy farm, and the one thing they want more than anything in the world, is to have children, something that unfortunately hasn't happened yet.
Then we have Betsy's sister Jenna, a single mother of two young girls who wants nothing more than to be a photographer.
They both have good qualities and bad ones, and at times I got pretty frustrated with each one, and wanted to shake some sense into them, but all in all, that is exactly what makes this relationship so intriguing to follow. Betsy's situation definitely pulls at the heart strings and you can't help but feel for her, even when she does or says things that make you shake your head in disbelief, but it's understandable and you do understand where she's coming from.
I don't want to give much away because I think that the story was so sweet, so emotional and it really brought to the forefront the raw human thoughts and emotions, the bond or sometimes lack of in a family and how we're all just trying to make it out here, all with different wants, different struggles and needs.
Really enjoyed this one :)