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Showers in Season: 2 (Seasons Series) [Kindle Edition]

Beverly LaHaye , Terri Blackstock
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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On the quiet cul-de-sac of Cedar Circle, where neighbors are close friends, fierce winds of circumstance threaten to sweep one couple away. Their Down's Syndrome pregnancy is shattering news for Tory and Barry Sullivan, but the option Barry proposes is abhorrent to Tory. It will take a wisdom and strength greater than their own to carry them through. That, and the encouragement only a loving, close-knit community can provide. Over kitchen counters and across the miles, the women of Cedar Circle lend their support to Tory and to each other as all of them face their personal struggles, heartaches, and joys. Shining with bright faith and friendship that illuminates the stormiest night, Showers in Season explores the junction of life's realities, the cost of obedience, the power of relationships, and the promises of God.


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Beverly LaHaye, best-selling author of The Act of Marriage and other books, is the founder and leader of Concerned Christian Women of America and has a daily radio broadcast. She lives in Palm Springs, California. Terri Blackstock, best-selling author of Private Justice and The Sun Coast Chronicles suspense series, lives in Clinton, Mississippi

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On the quiet cul-de-sac of Cedar Circle, where neighbors are close friends, fierce winds of circumstance threaten to sweep one couple away. Their Down’s Syndrome pregnancy is shattering news for Tory and Barry Sullivan, but the option Barry proposes is abhorrent to Tory. It will take a wisdom and strength greater than their own to carry them through. That, and the encouragement only a loving, close-knit community can provide.

Over kitchen counters and across the miles, the women of Cedar Circle lend their support to Tory and to each other as all of them face their personal struggles, heartaches, and joys. Shining with bright faith and friendship that illumine the stormiest night, Showers in Season explores the junction of life’s realities, the cost of obedience, the power of relationships, and the promises of God.


Product Details

  • File Size: 713 KB
  • Print Length: 402 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0310242967
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Zondervan (June 15, 2010)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003MVZOZA
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #294,710 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great writing team June 1, 2000
By Beverly
Format:Hardcover
Blackstock and LaHaye have done it again! I never dreamed that this wonderful writing team could get any better than Seasons under Heaven, but they have. Showers is Season is a story of journeys--Barry's journey into acceptance of a handicapped child; Sylvia's journey into discovering God's plan for her; Cathy's journey into learning how to be a single mom. Showing that life isn't always easy, even for Christians, is what Blackstock and LaHaye do so well. Throughout the ups and downs of life, this group of friends and neighbors continue to rely on God and their strong faith to get them through everything. What a lesson this book holds for all of us! It was such a great book that I could not put it down until I finished it. I am now anxiously awaiting the next book from this great pair.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hitting an Emotional Wall, Head-On! July 25, 2000
Format:Hardcover
This second book in the LaHaye-Blackstock series continues the lives of the four families who live in the Smoky Mountains of TN. However, the senior couple, Sylvia and Harry are now serving as medical missionaries in Nicaragua. A hurricane and horrible mudslide season has presented them with unspeakable death and destruction, and the addition of a baby which Sylvia longs to nurture permanently as her own.
The Dodds, Brenda and David are in the background, trying to recover financially from the so-far-successful heart transplant of their young son. Brenda returns to homeschooling and includes Mark, a neighbor boy who is in trouble.
Dr. Cathy Flaherty is a single mother of three teenagers and is attempting to survive the turbulent adolescence of 13 yr. old Mark. She is also experiencing a serious dating season with widower Steve and his daughter, Amanda.
The heart of this book centers on Barry and Tory Sullivan and the news that they are expecting child number three and the subsequent revelation that this child is a Downs Syndrome baby. Staunchly pro-life until this news, Barry is certain he wants to abort this child to, as he puts it, save the child from a life it will hate, and us from a life we won't survive. He is speaking from his pain as the brother of severely handicapped, autistic, Nathan. His comments come from his heart and his gut, and are meant to be his personal way to solve everything for himself and his family. Tory, who up to this point had to have every detail of her life perfect and in order, is determined to carry this disabled child to term. Barry tries to force his choice of abortion and Tory resents him and his horrible solution to their dilemma.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than the first one!! August 3, 2001
Format:Hardcover
I thought that LaHaye and Blackstock would never be able to duplicate and certainly not be able to top the writing in the 1st book of this series. How wrong I was!! This book is even better than the first! I can now relate even more to the characters of Cedar Circle, and I feel like they are my best friends. I can hardly wait to turn each page so I can find out what happens next. I am anxiously awaiting the opportunity to read the 3rd book, because I know I won't be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down!!! October 17, 2000
Format:Hardcover
This book was amazing! I had no idea that they were putting out a second book to follow up the first, but I read it in 3 days, couldn't stop. This is a MUST read - really makes you thankful for everything that you have!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Struggles With Children With Disabilities November 19, 2005
Format:Paperback
Each of the books, while continuing the stories of all four families, has a particular focus on one family in each of the books. This one paid special attention to Tory and Barry who have two children, a boy and a girl.

Tory and Barry unexpectedly discover that their third child is along the way. Their world suddenly changes when they find, due to testing during the pregnancy, that the baby has Down's Syndrome. Both are thrown into a tailspin.

Tory comes to accept this even though she has concerns, but Barry, who has a brother with severe autism, does not. He can only envision a child who will be miserable and not contribute anything in this world. He recalls different times in his childhood where having his brother around brought him pain. His brother is still being cared for by his widowed mother. All Barry sees is that Nathan just sits there and whistles whatever tune he last heard, while staring off somewhere.

Barry, an ardent pro-life supporter in the past, brings the unspeakable thought to Tory; he wants her to have an abortion. Tory is caught unprepared that her husband would even think such a thing, let alone continually pressure her to have it done and she loses the respect she once had for him. Things become quite tense and communication breaks down with Barry sleeping in the basement and coming home late all the time.

I loved how the authors handled this. One of them has a relative with Down's Syndrome. One thing I've appreciated with these books is that they have shown the characters as being real- with real faults and struggles and victories. The struggle Barry has in his mind is a very difficult one and yet when he finally allows it, God is able to speak to him and show him that his brother's life has not been as he thought.

I'd recommend this to any family who has a member who is disabled in some way. And to those who do not, so they will gain a little insight.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Is Abortion Ever Right? July 25, 2009
By Sally
Format:Paperback
This is a touching story that centers on Tory, pregnant with a Down's Syndrome child, and her husband, Barry, who knows what it takes to raise a Special Needs child. He watched his mother raise his Autistic brother. Tory and Barry have a deep discussion that brought this reader to tears.

Other vital issues are covered in this novel. Cathy keeps a secret from Steve because she fears he won't want to continue to see her if he finds out. Sylvia and Harry face a challenge in their work as Nicaraguan missionaries through the after effects of a hurricane. Brenda struggles in her new job with a demanding boss, while she longs to return to homeschooling.

Writing in the third person point of view enables the reader to follow the thoughts and lives of several characters as they interact with one another. Short chapters help keep the plot moving. Characters are quite believable. All in all, this is an enjoyable read.

I did not read the first book in the series, but I had no problem understanding the characters or the plot.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved the whole Seasons Series
I loved the whole Seasons Series. In fact, I was recommending them to a friend just this morning! By the time I finished the third one I felt like I knew everyone on the circle! Read more
Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The best series I have ever read. The people are so true to life.
Published 1 month ago by Marcia Schipper
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
read all 4 books love them
Published 1 month ago by Linda M. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great story line. very believable
Published 2 months ago by Jay galke
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
This was an excellent book. I loved how the characters experienced real problems and thoughts. The scripture references were applicable. Read more
Published 5 months ago by shorty
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this series
This is actually my 2nd time reading this series. It is so true to life and heartfelt. These characters become part of you.
Published 5 months ago by Sandy T
5.0 out of 5 stars Showers in Season
This series is one of the best series of books I have ever read. I have recommended them to my friends. I downloaded the books on my kindle so I can read them again. Read more
Published 6 months ago by L Woods
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy read!
Enjoy the families and their lives. This book is easy to read in a few hours and makes you want to get the next two books!
Published 7 months ago by Rita Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars A real blessing
This book, Showers in Season: 2, was a real blessing in my life as have been the first and third books in this series. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mary R. Winters
5.0 out of 5 stars Love entire series
I read these books probably 15 years ago when I was a teen. I liked them then and still remembered reading them. I didn't really remember what had happened in them. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Sonya Blizzard
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