About the Book
Book: The Weather Girls: Stormy
Author: Jennifer Lynn Cary
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release date: October 4, 2021
She doesn’t want to talk about it…
…He has no idea what he said.
Will these two ever learn to communicate?
Stormy is usually a people person but when her temper flares, it’s obvious she was aptly named. And now her ire has been piqued. Watch out world.
All but the cardinal are giving her space.
Rob is usually the smartest guy in the room, but when he forgot to think about his words, he turned loose a tornado. Now he’s dealing with the aftermath and praying there’s still enough love to save amidst the debris.
How can he convince Stormy they belong together? Could this be the perfect moment for another person to step in?
Or will the cardinal in the sycamore tree prove Rob’s case?
Return to 1970 Indiana with Stormy, the second book in The Weather Girls series for Women’s Lib, drive-ins, and Christian family values.
You will enjoy Stormy because everyone knows that sometimes you’ve just got to shake things up a bit.
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I was excited to read the follow-up tot he first book in this series, as well as to learn more about Stormy and her seemingly failed marriage. Once again, I enjoyed being transported to 1970 and learning more about what was popular back then – I was also excited because I understood a lot more of the ’70s pop culture references in this installment.
I loved that this was a second-chance romance for a couple whose marriage is on the rocks. I enjoyed seeing how they try to mend their relationship. Although, I must say that Stormy is too stubborn for her own good, but I think that this sticks out to me more because I know that it is a character trait that is true of me. I also liked getting to know Rob as he tries to patch things up with Stormy, as well as adjust to how close she is to her sisters.
And then there is Glenda Whitehall, the antagonist of the novel. Wow, just wow, she bothered me so much and I wanted something really bad to happen to her. I think the reason I was so affected by her character is because she reminded me of people I have known over the years that are just as nasty as she is. However, that being said, I would honestly love to see her have a redemption story of sorts, although I don’t know how I’d feel being stuck in her head for an entire book!
I also loved how Stormy and the rest of her family really around Windy, even when others look down on her and gossip about her. I also like how it does touch on some of the hypocrisy that can be present in some Christian circles regarding sin.
Overall, I really enjoyed Stormy and I can’t wait to read the next installment in the series. 4/5 Stars.
*I received a copy of this book from the author and Celebrate Lit in exchange for my honest review.
About the Author
Jennifer Lynn Cary likes to say you can take the girl out of Indiana, but you can’t take the Hoosier out of the girl. Now transplanted to the Arizona desert, this direct descendant of Davy Crockett and her husband of forty years enjoy time with family where she shares tales of her small town heritage and family legacies with their grandchildren. She is the author of The Crockett Chronicles series and The Relentless series as well as the stand-alone novella Tales of the Hob Nob Annex Café and her recent split-time novel The Traveling Prayer Shawl.
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What were you doing in 1970? Were you even around? It’s funny how for some that year is crystal clear in their memory and for some it’s chapter out of a history book.
I remember having lunch with a literary agent who’d been a guest speaker for a writer’s conference I attended. He mentioned that it was strange to him that now 1974 was considered historical. Worse, for me, it was the year I was graduated from high school! Talk about making one feel old.
And yet there’s so many wonderful things about setting a story in the late 60s- to early 70s.
The research is amazing—TV broadcasts, the music, fashions, events—all that is easily assessable on the internet. Plus, want some firsthand anecdotes? Plenty of people around to share their memories.
Unlike going back to Colonial, or Victorian, or Civil War eras, this was easy. Sort of. Or overwhelming with so much to choose from. Ha!
So, with Stormy, the second book in The Weather Girls trilogy, I touched on how the Women’s Movement of the day might have and an effect. There was a lot of rethinking of the male and female roles, a shifting of the paradigm. Should he open her door? Should she let him? When was it okay to think traditionally and when did you need to consider your partner might not like a traditional role? The ERA movement was a BIG deal back then.
So, even if you don’t remember it, I hope you will have fun going back to 1970 Kokomo with Stormy and me. I look forward to seeing you there. 😉
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