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Published by: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: April 3, 2018
Hurricane Season is the story of one family’s unconventional journey to healing—and the relationships that must be mended along the way.
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.
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“A poignant and heartfelt tale of sisterhood, motherhood, and marriage, Hurricane Season deftly examines the role that coming to terms with the past plays in creating a hopeful future. Readers will devour this story of the hurricanes—both literal and figurative—that shape our lives.”
–Kristy Woodson Harvey, USA Today bestselling author of Slightly South of Simple
"Well-developed, genuine characters and a well-crafted plot that embodies the tenuous ties between family are the highlights of this story. With a Southern backdrop, this poignant tale about sisters...will resonate with readers. A truly remarkable read."
–RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
“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.”
–Catherine West, author of The Memory of You
“An engaging, lyrical story of sisterly love. Hurricane Season is sure to add to Denton’s growing fan base.”
–Rachel Hauck, New York Times bestselling author of The Fifth Avenue Story Society
“Denton crafts a beautiful story with well-drawn, complex characters about the bonds of family, the trials of parenting, and the power of love to soothe the difficulties of life. Suggest for readers of Jane Green.”
“Any reader who values the comfort of family, the possibility of second chances, and the simple truths of love and sisterhood will devour Denton’s novel.”
“Denton has created a heartwarming, character-driven story that will appeal to fans of Southern fiction.”