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  • Title: The Hurricane Sisters
  • Author: Dorothea Benton Frank
  • ISBN: 9780062132543
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Paperback

  • Hurricane season begins early and rumbles all summer long, well into September Often people s lives reflect the weather and The Hurricane Sisters is just such a story.Once again Dorothea Benton Frank takes us deep into the heart of her magical South Carolina Lowcountry on a tumultuous journey filled with longings, disappointments, and, finally, a road toward happiness thaHurricane season begins early and rumbles all summer long, well into September Often people s lives reflect the weather and The Hurricane Sisters is just such a story.Once again Dorothea Benton Frank takes us deep into the heart of her magical South Carolina Lowcountry on a tumultuous journey filled with longings, disappointments, and, finally, a road toward happiness that is hard earned There we meet three generations of women buried in secrets The determined matriarch, Maisie Pringle, at eighty, is a force to be reckoned with because she will have the final word on everything, especially when she s dead wrong Her daughter, Liz, is caught up in the classic maelstrom of being middle age and in an emotionally demanding career that will eventually open all their eyes to a terrible truth And Liz s beautiful twenty something daughter, Ashley, whose dreamy ambitions of her unlikely future keeps them all at odds.Luckily for Ashley, her wonderful older brother, Ivy, is her fierce champion but he can only do so much from San Francisco where he resides with his partner And Mary Beth, her dearest friend, tries to have her back but even she can t talk headstrong Ashley out of a relationship with an ambitious politician who seems slightly too old for her.Actually, Ashley and Mary Beth have yet to launch themselves into solvency Their prospects seem bleak So while they wait for the world to discover them and deliver them from a ramen based existence, they placate themselves with a hare brained scheme to make money but one that threatens to land them in huge trouble with the authorities.So where is Clayton, Liz s husband He seems distracted than usual Ashley desperately needs her father s love and attention but what kind of a parent can he be to Ashley with one foot in Manhattan and the other one planted in indiscretion And Liz, who s an expert in the field of troubled domestic life, refuses to acknowledge Ashley s precarious situation Who s in charge of this family The wake up call is about to arrive.The Lowcountry has endured its share of war and bloodshed like the rest of the South, but this storm season we watch Maisie, Liz, Ashley, and Mary Beth deal with challenges that demand they face the truth about themselves After a terrible confrontation they are forced to rise to forgiveness, but can they establish a new order for the future of them all Frank, with her hallmark scintillating wit and crisp insight, captures how a complex family of disparate characters and their close friends can overcome anything through the power of love and reconciliation This is the often hilarious, sometimes sobering, but always entertaining story of how these unforgettable women became The Hurricane Sisters.
    Dorothea Benton Frank
    Dorothea Benton Frank is the New York Times best selling author of ten novels.Dottie has appeared on NBC s Today Show, Parker Ladd s Book Talk and many local network affiliated television stations She is a frequent speaker on creative writing and the creative process for students of all ages and in private venues as the National Arts Club, the Junior League of New York, Friends of the Library organizations and the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation She has also been a guest speaker at the South Carolina Book Festival, Novello, North Carolina s festival of books and the Book and Author annual event in Charleston, SC, sponsored by the Post Courier.Before she began her writing career, Dottie was involved extensively in the arts and education, and in raising awareness and funding for various non profits in New Jersey and New York.Dottie, who was born and raised on Sullivan s Island in South Carolina, currently divides her time between South Carolina and New Jersey.


    Commentaires:

    Janet
    I have enjoyed Frank's early releases in the Lowcountry titles, but for me the more recent ones lack Frank's ability to depict the South Carolina coast or develop her characters. For my tastes this read like a soap opera. I am hoping to see a title from Frank similar to her earlier ones. Perhaps next year?

    Judy Hill
    Not at all up to the author's usual books. I understand her desire to inform and try to motivate readers on domestic abuse, but this effort is college student quality at best. There must have been a ghost writer and deadline involved to result in such a disappointing read.

    Elaine
    This is a family drama centred around three generations of women and their relationships with each other.Maisie – 80 year old grandmother, living with a man 15 years younger than her. She loves her family but has something of a strange relationship with daughter Liz.Liz – mother of Ashley and Ivy. Her relationships with her mother and daughter are complicated and her marriage to Clayton seems to be rather cooler than it used to be. Her mission in life is to do something to help victims of do [...]

    Melinda
    I was expecting something very different, the jacket summary is misleading. The focus on the book is not limited to the three female generations of this family, rather it focuses on the family as a whole, each member introduced along with their individual and in some instances collective predicaments. There was no connection with the characters, in fact I felt a complete disconnect. I enjoyed Ivy, he's grounded, caring, has his act together. He resides in San Francisco, I'm sure his distance fro [...]

    Mary
    A SLIGHT BREEZEFirst things first: I LOVE Dot Frank!! I've read all of her books and own all but two (most in hardcover) of her wonderful books. DBF's books are always entertaining, humorous, and filled with lovely descriptions of the South Carolina lowcountry that make me want to pack my bags immediately and head for that south eastern shore. Frank really knows and loves that glorious piece of Heaven on Earth. Butd you had to know that BUT was coming, I just didn't get a warm fuzzy feeling when [...]

    Margaret
    Oh, dear. After rating The Last Original Wife as only 1 star, I had hoped for much more when I saw that Frank had another island book out. While she seems to be trying to get back on track as the author who wrote such beautiful and tender stories that could make me laugh and cry with characters so real I felt as though they were right in my living room, this book was just "ok". Maybe she is trying too hard and just needs to let the stories flow.The only character who had any real personality or [...]

    Sharon Redfern
    Review also posted on imainlinefictionpsotReading a book by Dorothea Benton Frank is like sitting on your comfy couch, wearing your jammies and sipping a glass of good wine. It just feels good! in the Hurricane Sisters, we meet three generations of women all of whom are going through a crisis of one kind or another and who feels that they are the only one who is keeping it together. Liz is dealing with her semi-crazy mother, a daughter who won't listen to her and seems to be slipping away and a [...]

    Kelly
    250 pages of trite plotlines: sassy grandma, neglected wife, seduced/cheating husband (who woos wife back with flowers and a trip to BALI), gay son with ASIAN partner, naive artist daughter, artist-daughter-best-friend dating some sort of perverted middle eastern dude, rapist abusive senator boyfriend.m, sweet boy from next door who saves naive artist from being beaten to death by rapist senator boyfriend. Well, at least the font was large so I finished it quickly!

    Učitaj se!
    Strašno nezanimljiva i dosadna knjiga. Počela sam ju čitati na hrvatskom i odustala jer je, uz to što je priča dosadna i nezanimljiva, prijevod bio katastrofalan. Na engleskom me bar nije zamarala još i ta sitnica, ali nije puno pomoglo: likovi su plitki, površni i baš nimalo zanimljivi, a ni priča nije puno bolja od likova. Roman 'Posljednja prva supruga' ove spisateljice mi je bio dobar, očekivala sam da će i ovaj biti tu negdje, ali, nažalost, ovaj je tako očajan da ga se nikako [...]

    Cindy
    I did not find these characters believable at all. Ashley was just plain dumb in my eyes. She sees the Senator and just immediately thinks she's going to marry him? Her mother, Liz was not much better. Most of these people did not act or talk like someone with the wisdom of their age.

    Holly
    I am so disappointed that I didn't like this book. It started off great. I loved the prologue and the first couple chapters. They promised some family drama and snarky comments. I love this line, "Too many times we all get introduced to people who seem perfectly nice and later on find out they're cracked." There was family drama but I don't think it was fleshed out well enough. I didn't like Ashley's storyline with the senator. It seemed like she was too much in la-la land with "love"(seriously [...]

    Gloria A
    Book plot: Cool, grande dame grandmother; insipid, do-gooder mother; wealthy, workaholic father; gay son; artist daughter trying to find herself. Father has affair, crawls back to wife; daughter is raped by senator and only reluctantly reveals it; Grandmother and son cope!That's it folks! Go watch a soap opera! How many more days until the Ken Follett new book--real literature--is out? I may not make it!

    Stacy [TheNovelLife.com]
    original review first appeared on The Novel Life wp/p2jtmF-KKThe Hurricane Sisters follows three generations of women living in Charleston and adjacent Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. As in any family, this one has its share of dysfunctions, secrets and drama. The novel opens with the celebration of Maisie's 80th birthday - mother to Liz and grandmother to Ivy childhood nickname from his Clayton Bernard Waters, IV and his younger sister, Ashley. Ivy escaped the family drama and emotional di [...]

    Paula Cappa
    I had to stop reading this book because of the profuse overuse of exclamation points. I mean on practically every page somebody is exclaiming and yelling something to the point where I felt exhausted and annoyed. Why was every single character so hysterical? Here's some examples: "Oh Maise! Thanks!" "Hey! How are you?" "No! Tell me!" "Great!" "Thanks!" "Me too! Night Y'all!" "Please!" "Well, Hello, Liz!" "Absolutely!" "Hi Liz!" "You too!" "Come on in!" "Sure!" "Thanks, Dad!" "Mrs. Waters! What a [...]

    Carol Brill
    Read for a book club. Ashley lives with her best friend in her parents beach cottage. Her parents, Liz and Clayton are having marital difficulties and her grandmother, Maisie, is in a relationship with the man hired to be her driver. Ashley's brother, Ivy is gay, in a committed relationship and some of the family haven't embraced this. Ashley has designs on marrying an up-and-coming politician named Porter. She sees herself as the next Jackie Kennedy. As they start to date, there are hints that [...]

    Diane
    You can always count on Dorothea Benton Frank to deliver a terrific summer read to hunker down with on the beach. Her contribution this year is The Hurricane Sisters, which once again features a gorgeous cover.We meet eighty-year-old Maisie Pringle, celebrating her birthday with her driver-turned-boyfriend Skipper, who is a much younger (65!) man. He and Maisie are very happy together, much to the chagrin of Maisie's daughter Liz, who at first glance is kind of a stick-in-the-mud.Liz's twenty-so [...]

    Judy
    I am a fan of Dorothea Benton Frank. I have never visited South Carolina but for some reason the Lowcountry interests me. It could be because it seems so different from where I am from, dry high plains desert, Wyoming. Ya think?In this story, we are introduced to three headstrong women each with a secret and each with a contentious relationship to the others. Maisie Pringle is 80 and a bit eccentric. She still lives alone. Well ,not exactly, her daughter and son-in-law, Liz and Clayton have hire [...]

    Laurel-Rain
    The novel begins with a peek into an eccentric, dysfunctional family headed by matriarch Maisie, who, at eighty, is very much in charge. Her quirkiness and her current love, a man named Skipper, who raises llamas, are on full display during her birthday party event attended by many, but especially spotlighting her own family: her daughter Liz and husband, Clayton Waters; their daughter Ashley, a budding artist who lives in the family cottage on Sullivan's Island; and their son Ivy, nicknamed thu [...]

    Paula Sealey
    From the very first chapter of a book, I can tell if I'm going to be pulled into a riveting story that I won't want to stop reading until the last sentence is done, or if I'll be skipping over large chunks of the story to get to that last sentence. Unfortunately for this book, it was the latter. There was no storyline development, just a series of dull events from dull and ill thought out characters who I just couldn't grow to like. Domestic abuse is obviously an important issue, and one that Fr [...]

    Obsidian
    Please note that this book deals with rape. You know I used to eat up Ms. Frank's books like candy a few years back. She made me dream of the lowcountry and smelling salt air. Her last few books have been a struggle to get through though. This one had too many characters and an epilogue that made me roll my eyes.The Hurricane Sisters follows several characters: Maisie Pringle, the family matriarch, Maisie's daughter Liz, Liz's husband Clayton, and Liz and Clayton's son Ivy and daughter Ashley.I [...]

    Ann
    Thanks to the publisher for an advance reading copy.Since I moved to the Lowcountry, I've had to become familiar with Dorothea Benton Frank since she is MASSIVELY popular here. I hadn't read any of her books, though, so I was excited to get an ARC of her newest title. And the whole time I was reading it, I thought "HUH??????" THIS is the writer that everyone is head-over-heels for? I knew how the plot was going to play out as soon as characters were introduced, and the domestic abuse issue was g [...]

    Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com
    I read and listened to this book and I have to say that the dual experience enhanced the book. When I had quiet time to read, I did and when I was driving or doing chores around the house I listened. I have to say that this deepened the story for me. It gave a voice to the characters and added the southern drawl that is so fun to listen tobut the images of the people and places was all left to my imagination. What fun this book reading/listening experience was. Who doesn't have a crazy family??? [...]

    Heather Sullivan
    This book was okayentertaining enough to finish but honestly, I think Dorthea Benton Frank is not a good writer. Her characters all have the same voiceey all talk alike and it makes you think she is not capable of creating and developing a character. Also, the conversations the characters have with one another are so mundane. Typical conversation:Clayton: Um, is that spaghetti over there on the stove?Liz: Yes. Would you like for me to heat it up fo you? Clayton: Please. I'm starving. Would you l [...]

    Linda Hart
    Another feel good escape audio read from Dorothea Benton Frank. Despite tackling important topics (infidelity, verbal and physical abuse, date rape, and the victimization of women by men with power) she does it in a tactful, light way. This is a comfortable read, with laughter and some great messages. I like the way she always ends her stories with upbeat epilogue.

    Libbie
    For a book about abuse, there was no depth, and it felt rushed. The characters were just not believable at all. Told from multiple points of view, there was way too much telling and not enough showing emotion. I didn't FEEL any of it--the date-rape--the unfaithful husband--the loss of a daughter/sister. Hugely disappointing.

    Nicole
    I loved this book! I think it takes loads of talent to address such a serious yet mostly secret issue in a humorous and comfortable setting. The storyline was not minimized. It actually made it more startling. I loved the misfit collection of characters that were REAL. Well done Ms. Frank!

    Peggy
    I love this author and all her books. The setting of most her books are in the Charleston area that I love to visit. So fun to read about places I have visited. Her characters are very real and well developed. You will enjoy this book and all books by this author.

    Dianne
    I don't know what to say. Normally DBF is a favorite of mine.

    Marleen
    Dorothea Benton Frank seldom disappoints me. First off, in most of her books she takes her readers to the Charleston area in SC, and the Low Country. I have been there once and it was an unforgettable place. So much atmosphere. Secondly, her books make me smile because she offers us quirky, eccentric characters who have strong opinions about everything without getting irritating; they are actually endearing. They are.Besides all the classic ingredients as mentioned, here in Hurricane Sisters, sh [...]

    Sonya Edwards
    From the description ""The Low-country has endured its share of war and bloodshed like the rest of the South, but this storm season we watch Maisie, Liz, Ashley and Mary Beth deal with challenges that demand they face the truth about themselves. After a terrible confrontation, they are forced to rise to forgiveness, but can they establish a new order for the future of them all?Frank with her hallmark scintillating wit and crisp insight captures how a complex family of disparate characters and th [...]

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