Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton

Hurricane Season

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 ret...


Details Hurricane Season

TitleHurricane Season
Author
Release DateApr 3rd, 2018
PublisherThomas Nelson
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Adult, Contemporary
Rating

Reviews Hurricane Season

  • Monica
    1970-01-01
    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 lea...
  • Shalini
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • Sherri Thacker
    1970-01-01
    This is my 2nd book by Lauren Denton (The Hideaway) which I absolutely loved. This one was just ok. It was slow moving and I felt myself skimming parts of the story. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
  • Madison
    1970-01-01
    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 f...
  • Laura Rash
    1970-01-01
    Lauren Denton has done it again! She manages to immerse you in a family, a lifestyle, a storm & life changing events and make it all so descriptive you become absorbed immediately. The characters are so relatable & the storm adds a bit of an excited frenzy. And it also happens to have a beautiful cover that you can’t stop looking at! Thanks to LD for this early signed copy:)
  • Jenea Whittington
    1970-01-01
    Hurricane Season is a story that centers around two sisters and their struggles from motherhood, marriage and a sisters bond.Betsy is the oldest of the sisters, she is married to a great man named Ty, and they spend their days working together on their dairy farm. Even through all their business, they have wanted children, but with all the tests and treatments, hasn’t brought them a baby. Over time, it has put a strain on their marriage, and th...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    Hurricane Season by Lauren Denton is stunning! Slowing moving at first, but Ms. Denton was setting up the backstory for us. Told from several points of view, we get to read and feel the emotions of Jenna, Ty and Besty. When it comes to character plot and characters, I related to Ty and Betsy, especially as they learn to communicate as a couple about things that are hard within marriage and children. While they experience heartache and sadness, I ...
  • Natalie
    1970-01-01
    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 a...
  • Sandy
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    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 ar...
  • MaryAnn
    1970-01-01
    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 expec...
  • Catherine
    1970-01-01
    It's true what they say. There's no place like home. And reading a Lauren Denton book feels like coming home. With characters you'll want as friends, a setting you can step into, and a poignant story of sisters and family ties and all the messiness of a wonderful life, Denton has penned another tale that will settle in deep and stay awhile, long after the last page is turned.
  • Anne
    1970-01-01
    This is SUCH a brilliant book, and on so many levels. I have to preface my review with this: the last time I read a 400 page book in ONE day was.... never! But right from page one, I was drawn in and in and in to the story of these two sisters who on the surface are so different, but under the surface they hold a loving history and bond. The first level of this book is beautifully written- believable characters whom I cared about from the beginni...
  • Kristen Swanson
    1970-01-01
    *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.
  • Danielle
    1970-01-01
    4.5 stars rounded upI 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 th...
  • Rebecca
    1970-01-01
    I didn't love this book. I felt a book titled Hurricane Season would have more dramatic moments that are typically associated with these types of storms. However, there was never that pinnacle moment of drama or change. In fact, all of the characters seemed to be in the same place on the last page of the novel that they were in the beginning of the book. Yes, Betsy and Jenna had taken steps to repair their relationship, Jenna developed a greater ...
  • İlkim
    1970-01-01
    Thanks for the Netgalley and the publisher, I got an arc to discover this author and her work. When I started reading a good women's fiction novel I couldn't put it down, same thing happened here too. And specially I love stories about sisters, I'm glad that I came across this one.Betsy and Jenna are two different souls. In years they lost their bound but when Jenna decided to chase rainbows and become the photographer she once dreamed, her two l...
  • Jennifer
    1970-01-01
    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.The cover is what caught my eye first but it was the story and characters that I fell in love with. Betsy receives a phone call from her sister Jenna asking if she will watch her nieces. Jenna has a chance to go on a once in a lifetime art retreat and would really like to go, but needs someone to watch her gir...
  • JoAnn
    1970-01-01
    Hurricane Season is a beautifully written story of to sisters. I loved the plot and the characters. Lauren Denton always delivers a great book. I highly recommend this book.
  • Christine Moore
    1970-01-01
    This is a story of two sisters and their lives. Betsy lives with her husband on a dairy farm. Jenna is the single mom to two little girls. Each sister's life has its on set of problems. I really liked Betsy. I loved her relationship with her husband as the book went along. This was a great story of family, love, and learning what is important. I received an advanced readers copy of the book from NetGalley and Thomas Nelson. All opinions are my ow...
  • Deanna Sletten
    1970-01-01
    Two sisters. Betsy wishes she had what here sister has. Jenna isn’t sure she’s happy with what life has handed her. When an opportunity arises for Jenna to follow her dream – at least for two weeks – Betsy steps in to care for Jenna’s two daughters. And as a hurricane brews, so do the sisters’ emotions, both reexamining what it is they want out of life.Hurricane Season explores the complicated relationship of sisters and family. Each ...
  • Pam
    1970-01-01
    Thank you NetGalley for ARC digital copy. I love books set on a farm, or coastal area where working the land or nature is part of the story. So this book was of interest to me. It was an ok read. Nothing especially compelling. I found Betsy and Ty a bit judgey of Jenna. And. I started to get a little bored with the story and skimmed.
  • Beth
    1970-01-01
    I received an advanced copy of this book. The pace of this book ended up being a little slower than I expected, and I also expected more turmoil or tension related to the actual hurricane season. Instead, it was a nice story about family relationships, finding one's way through life, and dealing with life plans that may not come to be.
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    In Ms. Denton’s latest release, Hurricane Season, she tells the story of two sisters. In this book she examines their past and how they got to where they are now and how they currently are. This book reveals the relationships of the people connected to the sisters and the impacts they have made on their choices and lives. This was the first time that I have read a book by Ms. Denton, but it will not be my last. This book is refreshing and uplif...
  • Laurie
    1970-01-01
    This was a quiet story, a bit slow-moving, but well-written and not too slow that I didn't want to finish it; I got invested in the characters and wanted to know how things turned out for them. This book is published by a Christian publisher but other than a brief mention of going to church on Sunday, there is no overt Christian content. *Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an e-galley in exchange for an honest review.
  • Alyssa
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars! Didn't enjoy it as much as Lauren's last book.
  • RoloPoloBookBlog
    1970-01-01
    Hurricane Season by Lauren K. DentonSource: NetgalleyMy Rating: 5/5 starsBetsy Franklin seemingly has it all. She married her college sweetheart, the only man she has ever really loved, she is active in her church and social community, and she runs a variety of educational programs from she and her husband’s successful dairy farm. Yes, Betsy Franklin seemingly has it all. In the plan for their life, Betsy and her husband, Ty saw a family, tiny ...
  • Debbie Kerch
    1970-01-01
    Lauren K. Denton’s Hurricane Season is the poignant story of two sisters yearning for fulfillment and a future just within their grasp.Betsy Franklin lives on a dairy farm with her husband Ty in Elinore, Alabama. They live simply, but work hard on their farm trying to make a living. Ty has never wanted to do anything, but run his grandfather’s dairy farm while Betsy for the most part is happy with her loving husband and life on the farm, exce...
  • Joan
    1970-01-01
    This is the first novel that I have read by Lauren K Denton and I really enjoyed it. It’s centred around two sisters at a crossroads in their lives. Betsy is very happily married to Ty Franklin, a dairy farmer in South Alabama. They have a comfortable life both working in their different ways to improve their farmstead. Although they would like a family of their own, heartbreakingly they have no children. Betsy’s sister is a single parent of ...
  • Janet
    1970-01-01
    Hello -- Poppy here as I requested to read this book, via Janet as I am more of a fiction reader than she is.I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - Written in Lauren Denton’s signature Southern style, Hurricane Season tells the story of one couple’s unconventional journey to a full life and the relationships that must be mended along the way.Betsy and Ty Fra...