A USA TODAY bestseller! Hurricane Season is the story of sisterhood, motherhood, and an 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. But 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.
Praise for Hurricane Season:
“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
Full-length contemporary Southern fictionStand-alone novelIncludes discussion questions for book clubs
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.
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.
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.