The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank

Title: The Hurricane Sisters
Author: Dorothea Benton Frank
Published: February 12th 2015 by Simon & Schuster
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Blurb: Hurricane season begins early and rumbles all summer long - for three generations of one family, drama is headed in their direction too.At eighty, determined matriarch Maisie Pringle is a force to be reckoned with. 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, dreams of a future that keeps them all at odds.

This storm season, Maisie, Liz, and Ashley will deal with challenges that demand they face the truth about themselves. Can they establish a new order for the future of the family?

This is the often hilarious, sometimes sobering but always entertaining story of how these unforgettable women became The Hurricane Sisters.

*First of all I would like to thank the publishers for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Review: The Hurricane Sisters tells the story of three generations of women from the same family. We have Maisie, the matriarch of the family, who at 80 is dating a much younger man (65!) who owns a llama farm. She was my favourite one, always ready to give her opinion, even if she has no idea of what is going on, and crazy in love with her llama farmer. She was very witty and stubborn and I think she always acted following her heart. 

Then we have Liz, ex model and married to a kind of wolf of Wall of Street who spends his weeks away both physically and mentally. I didn't like her at first because she acted like the victim of the family. But as the story progresses we see what a strong woman she is and how she gives everything to her job, fighting against domestic violence. And finally, there's Ashley. At twenty-three I found her a bit naive. With a great painting talent, she dreams of finding a man who can support her while she travels the world and paints freely. So when a local politician on his way to fame sets his interest in her, she soon thinks that maybe her dreams are about to come true. This makes her very gullible in his hands. 

As the story unfolds for the three women, they realise that is better to fight their battles together. Especially when the story turns more serious. Domestic violence has a main role in it and we see how important the support of other people is in these situations. 

The Hurricane Sisters is a very entertaining read with humorous sparks that handles such a serious topic as domestic violence with a lot of care, giving it the attention it deserves. 


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