I’ve come to enjoy Dorothea Benton Frank’s fiction. The books I’ve read have tended to be fairly easy reads, but heavy on plot elements and themes that I enjoy: motherhood, middle-age, marriage (check out the related links below for reviews of some of her other novels).
As in other novels, the chapters feature different characters’ points of view. I enjoy getting to know the characters in this way and experiencing the plot points from their different viewpoints. This book was different from the few others that I’ve read in that it features the POV of 3 generations of women.
Maisie is 80. She’s at the point of being able to say whatever she wants to. This has caused somewhat of a rift in her relationship with her daughter Liz, who as an empty-nester, is also in the frame of mind of trying to remember what she really wants out of life — and finally trying to get it. Liz’s twenty-something daughter Ashley sort of knows what she wants, but has no idea how she’s going to get there. She’s an artist, but she’s barely making ends meet by working in a gallery.
The Hurricane Sisters takes the reader through several ups and downs in each of the characters’ lives which help each of them realize their goals and to look differently at one another.
I enjoyed this book and will definitely keep my eye out for what Dot Frank has coming up next.