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April 26, 2018

Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton ~ A Review by @SueDonaRoad

by Susan Roberts

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.
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Hurricane Season
April 2018; Thomas Nelson; 978-0718084257
audio, ebook, print (400 pages); women's fiction
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 has disappointed them is that after 5 years of marriage, they have been unable to have children.   Betsy's younger sister, Jenna, always the rebel in the family, drops her two kids off at the farm while she goes on an artist's retreat. Originally she is supposed to be gone for 2 weeks but as it turns into almost 8 weeks, the two little girls become very important to Betsy and Ty and magnify Betsy's depression over not being able to conceive. While Betsy vacillates between being angry at her sister for leaving the two little girls at the farm, she also loves the time she spends with them. As her depression grows, she takes her feelings of inadequacy out on her husband and their relationship becomes strained.

This character-driven novel is told from three viewpoints - Betsy, Ty and Jenna and we are able to see them all struggle through the summer and deal with their problems and the healing of their relationships. This will be a fantastic beach read (unless you are getting hurricane warnings at the beach) and one that I highly recommend.

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About the Author:  

Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Lauren now lives with her husband and two young 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. The Hideaway is her first novel.
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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads,  or Twitter

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