Hurricanes in Paradise

Hurricanes in Paradise

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by Denise Hildreth
     
 

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When Riley Sinclair stepped into her new job as director of guest relations at a posh resort on Paradise Island, she felt the final pieces of her once-broken life coming together. But the waters become choppy when Riley discovers that some who come to the Atlantis Hotel are accompanied by paralyzing secrets and overwhelming fears. Riley and three guests are in

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When Riley Sinclair stepped into her new job as director of guest relations at a posh resort on Paradise Island, she felt the final pieces of her once-broken life coming together. But the waters become choppy when Riley discovers that some who come to the Atlantis Hotel are accompanied by paralyzing secrets and overwhelming fears. Riley and three guests are in desperate but unknowing need of each other, eventually forging unlikely yet powerful friendships. With a hurricane headed straight for the island, together they embark on a journey of laughter, heartache, and healing.

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From the moment Riley Sinclair stepped onto Paradise Island, Bahamas, and into her new job as director of guest relations at a five-star resort, she felt the pieces of her once-broken life finally coming together. But the waters become choppy when Riley discovers that some who come to the Atlantis hotel arrive with more than just suitcases and suntan lotion in tow— they’re accompanied by their lurking demons, paralyzing secrets, and overwhelming fears.

Riley and three women guests are in desperate but unknowing need of each other, eventually forging unlikely yet powerful friendships. With a hurricane headed straight for the island, together they embark on a journey of laughter and lunacy, heartache and healing.

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ISBN-13:
9781414335575
Publisher:
Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date:
05/04/2010
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.34(w) x 5.68(h) x 0.89(d)

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Hurricanes in Paradise 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 82 reviews.
Bo1970 More than 1 year ago
I am a guy and I liked this book. Great story. Great characters. I could see this a movie!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. It is a book about coming to grips with the hurts of the past and overcoming them in the hands of a loving God. This is not a self- help book but a novel that allows the reader to see God's healing in some of the most unexpected ways. There was romance, intrigue, and laughter. The tropical setting is true to my heart since I live in hurricane alley (south florida). I would love to see the author do a book showing the next seasons in each of the main character's lives. This book kept me interested. It was a great read with many nuggets of truth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is in the top ten of all the books i have read. Going through a broken marriage right now and this story was an amazing comfort to me. 4 different women...4 different storms and Denise brings them all together. You experience a wide range of emotions and the author is fabulous at portraying passion without giving away too much.
Francena More than 1 year ago
I loved every moment of this book. I thouht the author did a fantastic job with the four main characters and I found myself falling in love with each of their stories in this book. I read many books. I always have one going and this was the first time that I found myself laughing with the antics of one of the characters. Each one had a heartfelt story but Miss Winny was always saying something to make me laugh. I will be looking for more books from this author. Loved it! This book takes place at Atlantis in the Bahamahs and that made it even more enjoyable. I wish I could have been there with each of these ladies and enjoying the good times with them. Read this book... Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
poopylala More than 1 year ago
Perfect read on a rainy day- full of inspiring characters and tons of surprises! Not your average predictable book!
JulJI More than 1 year ago
Read on my Nook and fell in love with the characters right off -- four women of different cultures and generations meeting up in unlikely circumstances at a stunning resort. The author tells four engaging stories concurrently (only a few short threads left dangling). There's catlike conflict at times among the women (how lifelike is that?)-- but there's also a camaraderie that's enviable. The description of the location's natural and manmade attractions puts the reader right in the center of the scene. I almost forgot I was inland as I read. The only thing that would have made this better would have been to read it while staying at a resort somewhere in paradise. Discussion questions were insightful and thought provoking.
SM28 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, can relate to the characters being from the south and having lived with some of these things. Amazing book, made me laugh, made me cry and made me awww. I would highly recommend it, I couldn't put it down.
LoveMonterey More than 1 year ago
This was a good book, but I wish I had been warned that it's a crying book. It's 264 pages and I cried for 200 of them, which is not my favorite way to spend time. The story itself was good; the synopsis focuses on Riley, but it's really about four women and the relationship that builds between them in the week they're together. It's a lovely drama, but not at all what I expected.
Denise Gaines More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by this author. But believe me will read more! I laughed I cried did not want this to end. Being a southern girl and a Baptist I just loved this book. It made think and to realize even more that his love for us is everlasting. We need more books like what Mrs. Hildreth Jones has written. So thankful I found this. Keep it up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To be honest I was really nervous to read this book because it wasn't anything like the Savannah series which I have fallen in love with but figured I really like Denise's style and her messages so I thought I would give it a chance. I am so glad I did. It was a very emotional book with 4 different characters all on different paths in their lives and they come together and form strong bonds with each other. The message this book tells is one that people need to hear over and over because we all have to go through our own personal Hurricanes and this book is just a great example and reminder to us. I highly recommend anything that Denise Hildreth has written!
msdymond More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book and I really fell in love with the characters. However, I felt that the book dragged a lot, and I got bored and started turning pages until something actually started to happen again. There was way too much reflection going on in the minds of the characters that was repetitive. After each character's mindset was established I wish the author would have just moved on with the story. An ok read, but not a book that I would pick up again.
ilovemy5kids More than 1 year ago
I finished the book thinking - "this really sounds like a REAL story." I was amazed at this book.it drew me in and made me a part of the story. It had ups and downs and kept the imagination rolling. It made want to cry NO at the last part of the book but still showed how God makes restoration through many storms. The characters felt like my real friends - who all have real problems. I would not recommend this book for the young because of "grown-up" situations. It was a very simple read and would be great on a road trip. Blessings to you! You are loved! Note: I was sent complimentary copy for review purposes only. This review has not been monetarily compensated. The review was my honest opinion and views and not influenced by the sponsor in any way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wenalt was on a horse with a guide, heading toward the Topi Lands. I should be looking for Mantala, not doing this, thought Wenalt. But I'm doing this for Brianna! Wenalt knew he had to do this for his sister, or she would be lost forever. "Here is the Gogan Stream," the guide told him,"Never drink from this stream. Diseases lie here from many mosquitoes and other animals." The surroundings around Wenalt were beautiful. Trees stood tall around them as the sun shone down on the forest Wenalt and his guide were riding through. "Do you know more about the Magma Kolio Snake? Why do they come from underground?" Wenalt asked him. The guide looked at him, saying,"Good question. These snakes like to live in burrows. They live in there their whole lives, feeding on worms and insects, growing bigger and bigger bit by bit, and taking up more and more ground. When someone disturbs its territory, it rises out of the ground, becoming disturbed." Wenalt said,"But...but...where does it get its fire and poison?" "Oh..the fire...we don't know, but the venom is like any other snake. Though because the snake grows, the venom grows too and gets more and more poisonous," the guide man answered. "Oh," Wenalt now understood. The scenes changed from out of the forest into more beautiful lands until the guide said,"We'll stay here for the night. I'm beginning to get exhausted. It's been a long day." Wenalt felt tired too and he retired to his tent and sleeping bag for the night. As soon as Wenalt woke up, he realized something very strange. The horses were gone.
Stina274 More than 1 year ago
Choose this book to read while in Hawaii. Great read, laughed and cried. Is there anything better in a book?
cinchase More than 1 year ago
Incredible! This is a story about complete strangers that become friends on a vacation retreat and help each other deal with the life issues that they are facing. A very enjoyable and heartwarming book.
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Story of 4 women and their struggles with their past while in the Bahamas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am in awe of this story spiritually moving
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Flinnda More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Great story line and characters! I would read a follow up to this book! I've told many people about this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book could not put it down loved getting to know the four ladies. It has lessons we all can learn from give the book a try and enjoy the wild hurricane ride
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book started off slow but was a cute book in the end.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Denise Hildreth is a great author and this book does not disappoint. Set on the islands it puts some great characters together. There is some friendships formed and lessons learned. A girlie book but a must read