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The Hurricane Sisters: A Novel (edició 2014)

de Dorothea Benton Frank (Autor)

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Filled with her trademark wit, sassy, heartwarming characters, and the steamy Southern atmosphere and beauty of her beloved Carolina Lowcountry, The Hurricane Sisters is New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank's enchanting tale of the ties and lies between generations. Beloved New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank once again takes us deep in the heart of the magical Lowcountry'a sultry land of ancient magic, glorious sunsets, and soothing coastal breezes, where three generations of strong women wrestle with the expectations of family while struggling to understand their complicated relationships with each other. Best friends since the first day of classes at The College of Charleston, Ashley Anne Waters and Mary Beth Smythe, now 23 years old, live in Ashley's parents' beach house rent-free. Ashley is a gallery assistant who aspires to become an artist. Mary Beth, a gifted cook from Tennessee, works for a caterer while searching for a good teaching job. Though they both know what they want out of life, their parents barely support their dreams and worry for their precarious finances. While they don't make much money, the girls do have a million-dollar view that comes with living in that fabulous house on Sullivans Island. Sipping wine on the porch and watching a blood-red sunset, Ashley and Mary Beth hit on a brilliant and lucrative idea. With a new coat of paint, the first floor would be a perfect place for soireEs for paying guests. Knowing her parents would be horrified at the idea of common strangers trampling through their home, Ashley won't tell them. Besides, Clayton and Liz Waters have enough problems of their own. A successful investment banker, Clayton is too often found in his pied-A-terre in Manhattan'which Liz is sure he uses to have an affair. And when will Ashley and her brother, Ivy, a gay man with a very wealthy and very Asian life partner'ever grow up' Then there is Maisie, Liz's mother, the family matriarch who has just turned eighty, who never lets Liz forget that she's not her perfect dead sister, Juliet. For these Lowcountry women, an emotional hurricane is about to blow through their lives, wreaking havoc that will test them in unexpected ways, ultimately transforming the bonds they share.… (més)
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Títol:The Hurricane Sisters: A Novel
Autors:Dorothea Benton Frank (Autor)
Informació:William Morrow (2014), Edition: 1st Edition, 336 pages
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Honestly, I really didn't care what happened to any of the characters because I didn't like them. I wanted to wring Ashley's neck a few times for being so stupid, and the other characters were so stereotypical rich Charleston and old Southern that it irritated me. I did get wrapped in the action towards the end of the book, however, although the conclusion was too pat and perfect for reality. ( )
  hobbitprincess | Jul 13, 2020 |
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 disliked each of these characters except for Ivy. I thought it was cute how he got his name (he is the IV so he became Ivy) and I liked his relationship in the book. Unfortunately we don't get to spend that much time on him. We just keep getting thrust back into the stupidity of the other characters.

Maisie is highly critical of Liz and not loving to her at all and seems determined to spoil her grandchildren. When we get why Maisie acted the way she did in the end I thought it was pretty childish all in all and doesn't make any sense since Liz is her only child still living. I think readers were supposed to be charmed by her eccentricities.

Liz is a martyr, full stop. So even though I had some pangs of sympathy for her, I was sick of reading about it. Putting your hand in the sand about your marriage is not something to be proud of or applauded.

Ashley was infuriating as hell. Her getting a crush on a Senator and excusing everything that he does to her because she wants to be First Lady one day? I mean come on. There is another scene that I won't get into here, but I was appalled at how Frank handled it and had Ashley kind of shrugging off what happened to her.

Clayton was an ass. I don't have much to say to him except I am hard pressed to see what attracted him or Liz to each other at all.

The secondary characters like Ashley's best friend Mary Beth were given nothing to do really. I was also really offended by how Ms. Frank portrays a supposedly Saudi businessman who was on a nearby boat that Mary Beth was dating.

The writing was pretty bad in my opinion. Every time the character Ashley "spoke" I wanted to shake her. Sorry, I had a really tough time dealing with this character who had the mentality of a 12 year old who all she wanted to be was first lady of the U.S. like Jackie Kennedy Onassis.

Sorry, five characters was way too many for this book. It jumped around a lot and the flow was terrible from beginning to end.

The final reveal of what happened to Liz's sister Julia I thought was ham-fisted and lacked any sort of emotion behind it because Ms. Frank seems to think that Southern people just don't discuss their emotions or feelings.

The ending I think was supposed to wrap everything up in a tidy bow, but we pretty much had every character in a state of arrested development as far as I can see. ( )
  ObsidianBlue | Jul 1, 2020 |
First, let me say that I received an early copy for an honest review. I have read most of Ms. Frank's book and enjoyed them. This was no exception. I always enjoy the locations of her books as they are usually a character in themselves. The Lowcountry and Charleston definitely comply. The three generations of women that are featured in this book could be any women living in the South. It's a textbook read of family drama dealing with real life situations. There is humor, violence, love, lust, and the always present differences between the generations. I'm not going into plot here as it has been done in other reviews. Let me just say that you really need to read this book and enjoy a visit with Maisie, Liz & Ashley. I'm sure you will recognize yourself in all three of them if you live long enough. I hope I'm turning out to be just like Maisie!! Thanks for another wonderful book! ( )
  KathyC200 | Mar 22, 2020 |
Love her descriptions, but this one lacked a link to some historical connections - no Gershwin, Heywood, Poe or Blackbeard here So I liked it, but a little too much drama for me. ( )
  nwieme | Mar 19, 2020 |
Dorothea Benton Frank's latest release, The Hurricane Sisters, is a lovely novel set in the South Carolina Lowcountry. This heartwarming story realistically depicts the complicated family relationship between three generations of women as they deal with life's challenges.

Maisie is a feisty octogenarian who shows no sign of slowing down despite her advanced years. She is headstrong, never hesitates to express her opinion and will never admit when she is wrong. Her support for her granddaughter Ashley is unwavering despite being an ongoing point of contention between Maisie and her daughter Liz. Maisie is no stranger to sorrow and she is still haunted by the untimely death of her daughter Judith. Long widowed, her family is dismayed by her romance with Skipper, the fifteen years younger llama farmer her family hired to drive her around.

Liz is passionate about her career working for a non-profit domestic violence organization. She and her husband, Clayton, have begun to drift apart and she is growing weary of the lack of respect he has for her job. While she has never doubted his fidelity in the past, a few suspicions have begun to creep in lately. Liz is also getting tired of waiting for Ashley to take life more seriously and she is less than pleased when son Ivy (love how he got his nickname!) introduces his business and life partner James. In the midst of all of this turmoil, she and Maisie also butt heads until a couple of crises begin to heal the wounds of the past.

Ashley is a recent college graduate working a low-paying job at an art gallery while she works on her paintings in her spare time. She is a bit of a dreamer and a little immature. She has old-fashioned values and idolizes Jackie Kennedy. When Ashley meets State Senator Porter Galloway, she is immediately smitten and sets about fulfilling her fantasy of becoming a future president's wife. While some of Porter's behavior raises a few red flags, she ignores her instincts and stays in the relationship despite her friends' warnings that Porter is not what he seems. While Ashley is a likable character, in many ways, she seems much younger than her years and her actions put her in a dangerous situation that could have been avoided if she had listened to her intuition and her friends.

Each of the chapters is written in first person and alternate between Liz, Maisie, Ashley and Clayton's points of view. Each voice is distinct and it is very interesting to see some of the same events from different perspectives. The family is relatively close with its fair share of dysfunction and in the beginning, they are hypercritical of one another. There are the usual parent/child troubles that are fairly universal to most families but Ashley and Ivy's relationship is blissfully trouble free. The characters' unresolved issues are revealed through the various interactions and it is quite interesting to watch them work through their individual problems and in doing so, become a little kinder and more understanding of one another.

Set amidst the splendor of Charleston, beautiful sunsets and ocean breezes, The Hurricane Sisters is a relatively light read, but there are serious undertones to the overall storyline. Dorothea Benton Frank raises awareness of the heartbreaking reality of domestic abuse in a sensitive and thought-provoking manner. The family's relationships are complex and they each are facing realistic and somewhat complicated issues.

A compelling novel with a lively and vibrant cast of characters, The Hurricane Sisters is a pleasurable indulgence that should be on everyone's summer reading list. ( )
  kbranfield | Feb 3, 2020 |
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Filled with her trademark wit, sassy, heartwarming characters, and the steamy Southern atmosphere and beauty of her beloved Carolina Lowcountry, The Hurricane Sisters is New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank's enchanting tale of the ties and lies between generations. Beloved New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank once again takes us deep in the heart of the magical Lowcountry'a sultry land of ancient magic, glorious sunsets, and soothing coastal breezes, where three generations of strong women wrestle with the expectations of family while struggling to understand their complicated relationships with each other. Best friends since the first day of classes at The College of Charleston, Ashley Anne Waters and Mary Beth Smythe, now 23 years old, live in Ashley's parents' beach house rent-free. Ashley is a gallery assistant who aspires to become an artist. Mary Beth, a gifted cook from Tennessee, works for a caterer while searching for a good teaching job. Though they both know what they want out of life, their parents barely support their dreams and worry for their precarious finances. While they don't make much money, the girls do have a million-dollar view that comes with living in that fabulous house on Sullivans Island. Sipping wine on the porch and watching a blood-red sunset, Ashley and Mary Beth hit on a brilliant and lucrative idea. With a new coat of paint, the first floor would be a perfect place for soireEs for paying guests. Knowing her parents would be horrified at the idea of common strangers trampling through their home, Ashley won't tell them. Besides, Clayton and Liz Waters have enough problems of their own. A successful investment banker, Clayton is too often found in his pied-A-terre in Manhattan'which Liz is sure he uses to have an affair. And when will Ashley and her brother, Ivy, a gay man with a very wealthy and very Asian life partner'ever grow up' Then there is Maisie, Liz's mother, the family matriarch who has just turned eighty, who never lets Liz forget that she's not her perfect dead sister, Juliet. For these Lowcountry women, an emotional hurricane is about to blow through their lives, wreaking havoc that will test them in unexpected ways, ultimately transforming the bonds they share.

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