"Hurricanes In Paradise" by Denise Hildreth
As director of guest relations at the Atlantis Hotel on Paradise Island, Bahamas, Riley Sinclair often has her hands full with the demands of guests. But nothing has prepared her for the week she is about to have.
Laine Fulton is an author, staying at the hotel to do research for her new book. She is over-bearing, demanding and getting on Riley's nerves. But much of this is just a cover for the hurt she is hiding inside. Tamyra Larsen is a beauty queen who doesn't make eye contact with anyone. Having recently received a life-changing diagnosis, she just wants to be left alone. Winnie Harris is seventy-two years old, a spitfire Southern woman and principal of a tough high school. Her children have forced her on this vacation, the first without her recently deceased husband. Add Riley's once-broken life and a hurricane headed toward the island and these women are in for a vacation they will never forget.
Hurricanes in Paradise is a story of love, friendship, and healing. The four characters are unlikely friends, but they soon learn that they are in desperate need of healing, and they will each help the others find it. Surviving the storm may be difficult, but with good friends and God, they will come out the other side changed women.
This book is a good summer read for the Christian woman. It deals with difficult and deep topics but in a well-written and easy manner. The message of forgiveness and healing through God is there throughout the entire book in a subtle way. I think that women who aren't Christian but enjoy chick lit novels will also enjoy this book. I recommend reading this book, you will find it both enjoyable and inspirational.
I received this book courtesy of Tyndale House Publishers. The opinions expressed above are purely my own.