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Now a USA TODAY bestseller!

“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, national bestselling author of Slightly South of Simple

From the author of the USA TODAY bestseller The Hideaway comes a new story about families and mending the past.

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.

Fiction & Literature
April 3
Thomas Nelson

Customer Reviews

Ellen/Oceanside ,


Second chances and choices one makes in life. A dream to go to a two week art retreat, Jenna takes. Leaving her twins at her sisters farm. Life as a single mom now, she remembers the days of travel and pursuing her career.
A dream to have a family, is what Betsy has longed for,now with watching the twins. Hurricane season, brings changes, as it does for these two sisters. Can they find a balance, that would fulfill the need for both of these two women. A nice easy flow to read and enjoy, of second chances. Given ARC copy by Thomas Nelson for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.

Want my chipotle faster ,

Didn’t like the ending

The book was just ok for me. It’s had potential to be better but ultimately fell short. The ending was unsatisfying. I’m more of a wrap it all up kind of reader but this book left too many questions.

LGHudson ,



This is a mesmerizing story of Betsy and Ty Franklin who own Franklin Dairy Farm in southern Alabama. It’s twenty miles north of the beautiful white sandy beaches of Orange Beach, Alabama. Because they live so close to the Gulf of Mexico, they are no strangers to hurricane season. This book is filled with seasons of hurricanes of different types. It deals with a hurricane season of infertility and all the disappointment, hurt, doubts and anxiety that accompany it. There’s a hurricane season of suddenly gaining two very young children as family members when you had very little notice and feel as though you don’t have a clue what to do with them. There’s another hurricane season of being torn wishing the two children would leave as soon as possible and then discovering your heart may be ripped out when they do leave. There’s the hurricane season of deciding to try to have a baby again - can you even let your heart go there? The biggest Hurricane Season of all is the real hurricane that is bearing down on the Franklin Dairy Farm in the midst of all these emotional hurricanes! Betsy and Ty learn about their love for each other as well as the strength of their love. I was provided an ARC of this book by Thomas Nelson and NetGalley. The opinions expressed here are completely my own and without influence.

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