08 June 2015

Heavy Weather by Normandie Fischer

It takes a town to save a child. That town is Beaufort.

Annie Mac’s estranged husband vows that nothing will stop him from getting his baby girl. Not Annie Mac and certainly not that boy of hers.

Only four blocks away, Hannah Morgan lives in comfort with her husband and dog, making pottery and waiting for her best friend to come home. When she discovers the two children cowering in the bushes and their mama left for dead, it doesn’t take her long to rally the sleepy town of Beaufort, NC, and to set her coterie of do-gooders to some extra-strength do-gooding. Add in Clay, a lonely police lieutenant yanked out of his comfort zone and into the heart of this small family, and who knows what will happen?

Transporting its readers into a believable and supportive community to deal with the challenging topic of domestic abuse, Normandie Fischer’s Heavy Weather provides quite an emotional and worthwhile read. Though abuse is always tragic and disheartening, Fischer’s novel manages to beautifully captivate and engage with a tale of friendship and courage and mothering. Rich in well-written detail and characterization, Heavy Weather would be a wonderful, page-turning read for any fan of women’s fiction looking for a moving and heartfelt book. I quite enjoyed the journey through its pages and found it quite hard to put down, so I certainly recommend it.

Thanks to TLC Book Tours, I received a copy of Heavy Weather and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. To read other opinions of the novel, click here.


  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review Heavy Weather. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

  2. I can see this being an excellent choice for a book club - there seems to be a lot to discuss!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.