Hurricane Season: A Southern Novel of Two Sisters and the Storms They Must Weather

Lauren K. Denton. Thomas Nelson, $15.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-0-7180-8425-7
Two sisters help their mother and aunt reconnect to their past in this touching novel from Denton (The Hideaway). Toggling between the points of view of Betsy Franklin; her husband, Ty; and her younger sister, Jenna, Denton centers her story on a misunderstanding between the sisters that have grown apart over time. Raised by indifferent parents, Betsy and Jenna were close growing up, but adult responsibilities have reduced their interactions to Skype calls. Betsy and Ty inherited his family’s dairy farm in Alabama; Jenna, an aspiring visual artist, struggles to raise two young daughters on a barista’s salary in Nashville. When Jenna is offered the opportunity to attend the Halcyon Art Retreat, Betsy agrees to take care of Addie and Walsh, Jenna’s five- and six-year-old daughters. As Betsy and Ty adjust to children in their home, Jenna reconnects with her passion for photography, extending her two-week trip indefinitely. The impending landfall on the farm of Hurricane Ingrid escalates the tensions between Betsy and Jenna, forcing them to evaluate the importance of their relationships. Although spiritual references are few, Denton has created a heartwarming, character-driven story that will appeal to fans of Southern fiction. Agent: Karen Solem, Spencerhill Associates. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 02/12/2018
Release date: 04/01/2018
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