Loved it! The best of Denise's books so far. Each character has their own storm to weather leading up to the hurricane about to blow into paradise. It's hard not to connect with and fall in love with every character. You'll certainly laugh, and you may even cry.
I picked up this book to read during the summer, because it seemed like the perfect fit. I was not disappointed. This was the first book I have read by Denise Hildreth and I quickly became a fan. The story was well written with interesting characters. I had a hard time putting it down. The authors writing about the setting was wonderful and I felt like I was right in the middle of the spectacular Atlantis resort. I really enjoyed all the twists and turns to the plot that kept the story fresh and unpredictable. A must read for the summer!
I love this book! I couldn't put it down once I started.
Hurricanes in Paradise is an intense book. There are jewels of wisdom in this delightful book, interspersed with wisdom. I recommend it, although the friends sometimes are too insulting in their jokes to each other.
Hurricanes in Paradise is an entertaining story of four women of "faith," however this faith only vaguely represents Christianity. All the women look for healing in the "healing waters" of the Bahamas, but the name of (or need for) Jesus is never directly mentioned. Yes, there are references to God, church, prayer, grace and forgiveness, but the source of that forgiveness and grace is never stated- namely Jesus' death and resurrection on the cross. One of the women describes her experience: "The breath of heaven swept over her... it felt consuming, yet forgiving"(156). She was apparently saved and forgiven in this scene (which is longer in the book), but without so much as nod toward Christ. Additionally, the book is questionably Biblical regarding divorce and remarriage. The story presents positive themes on friendship, work, and grief, but followers of Christ should be concerned about the lack of acknowledgment of the true source of forgiveness.