The Hurricane Sisters by Dorthea Benton Frank
Three generations of southern women, Maisie who is eighty years old and set set SET in her ways. Liz, Maisie’s daughter is taking care of a career, middle age, and one eye on her adult children, especially Ashley, and the other eye on her husband who makes more and more frequent trips to their apartment in New York. Then there is Ashley, in her twenties she is sweet and innocent but has her eye and her heart set on the cute young senator; despite her roommates warnings.
Ashley has her older brother Ivy who cheers her on from afar when he is not able to visit from his San Francisco home where he lives with his partner. Ashley lives in one of the family homes with her roommate Mary Beth; living on a shoe string budget but having dreams (and ideas) of how to make some big money to help them reach their dreams… as long as Ashley’s family doens’tfind out and then render her homeless.
These women love each other fiercely but you wouldn’t always know each. Each woman has their secrets…. and like the hurricane sisters they are about to become… things are about to get crazy.
WOW OH WOW OH WOW OH WOW OH WOW. I adore Dorthea Benton Frank and her books too! If you are an audio person – I highly HIGHLY encourage audio for this one. Robin Miller has a fantastic variety of voices that clearly define each of the southern characters of this book, both male and female. I seriously had moments I laughed out loud during this one. I can only imagine that narrating it was just as fun.
A perfect summer read that makes you think of summer flings and summer parties. But this book is no fluff… in fact I am very impressed with Dorthea Benton Frank’s handling of a hard topic mixed within this story line.
This is a book that will leave you looking for more of Dorthea Benton Frank. I have read her before… and I am already looking through her books to see what I may have missed.
Fantastic through and through!
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- Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
- 2014 Harper Collins Publishing
- Format: Unabridged