June Book Club Selection — Magnolia Storms

1 Jun

My book club got to meet in person last night! It was a backyard social distancing affair, but it was great to finally see everyone. We usually meet in a local restaurant, but nothing is normal right now. We are hoping that June may offer us a return to our old structure. June usually means a beach-y read for us, and this year is no exception. We will be discussing Magnolia Storms by Janet Ferguson.  Below are all the details. Have you read it? We would love to know what you thought.

Maggie Marovich couldn’t save her father or her home from Hurricane Katrina, but she’s dedicated her life to meteorology so she can warn others when the monster storms approach. Except . . . she works three hours inland and rarely risks returning to her childhood hometown of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Both her single-parent sister and the ship pilot Maggie once loved refused to leave the Coast, despite Maggie’s requests. Now a hurricane’s headed toward Mississippi, and Maggie’s sister is seriously injured, leaving Maggie little choice but to head south — into the storm.

The water and tides flow through Josh Bergeron’s veins, and he can’t imagine giving up piloting — even for the love of his life, the infuriating Magnolia Marovich. He tried to move on without her, marrying and having a child. But after his wife abandons him and his little boy, his career choice is threatened by the weight of his parental responsibilities. Moving next door to Maggie’s sister and sharing their child care seems like the perfect set-up. Until Maggie blows back into town.

Being forced to lean on Josh for help washes up the wreckage in Maggie’s faith. Where was God during the destruction of Katrina? Why do some prayers seem to go unanswered? Between the hurricane looming in the Gulf and another gale raging in her heart, can Maggie overcome her past and find the trust to truly live?

Janet W. Ferguson is a Grace Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She grew up in Mississippi and received a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi. She has served as a children’s minister and a church youth volunteer. An avid reader, she worked as a librarian at a large public high school. She writes humorous inspirational fiction for people with real lives and real problems. Janet and her husband have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a cat that allows them to share the space.



2 Responses to “June Book Club Selection — Magnolia Storms”

  1. Janet W. Ferguson June 1, 2020 at 8:45 pm #

    Thank you! I hope y’all enjoy!!

    • rbclibrary June 2, 2020 at 5:58 am #

      We will!

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