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Publisher's Summary

A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

FORECAST: Storm clouds are on the horizon in L.A. Weather, a fun, fast-paced novel of a Mexican-American family from the author of the #1 Los Angeles Times bestseller Esperanza’s Box of Saints

L.A. is parched, dry as a bone, and all Oscar, the weather-obsessed patriarch of the Alvarado family, desperately wants is a little rain. He’s harboring a costly secret that distracts him from everything else. His wife, Keila, desperate for a life with a little more intimacy and a little less Weather Channel, feels she has no choice but to end their marriage. Their three daughters - Claudia, a television chef with a hard-hearted attitude; Olivia, a successful architect who suffers from gentrification guilt; and Patricia, a social media wizard who has an uncanny knack for connecting with audiences but not with her lovers - are blindsided and left questioning everything they know. Each will have to take a critical look at her own relationships and make some tough decisions along the way.

With quick-wit and humor, Maria Amparo Escandón follows the Alvarado family as they wrestle with impending evacuations, secrets, deception, and betrayal, and their toughest decision yet: whether to stick together or burn it all down.
A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

"A rollicking and hilarious family drama...One of the most endearing L.A. novels in recent memory." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

©2021 María Amparo Escandón (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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DNF and wanted to return this book!

I wanted to love this book. As a native Californian Latina, I was thrilled that Reese selected this book. But unfortunately I couldn't connect with the characters, the arc of this story, any of it. I've never written a negative review before and I have over 200 tittles on audible, but I was so disappointed in this book. So many of the free stories on audible have been so much better.

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Beautiful Story

I purchased this book on the release date. There were not any reviews written so I went based on the story description. I loved this story and it was also beautifully read.

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Must Read

The author has a vast imagination. She weaves into a human story many pieces of history and culture and does it in a very entertaining way.

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Read it don’t listen to it

Ehhh… probably won’t recommend. Finished, but not adding to my favorites list. Narrator didn’t do it justice.

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Gets Political and ruins the book

I was really happy with this book it was a great family story. Struggles, love, confidence issues. Then I got to Chapter 12 and it went political and it was uncalled for and not needed to carry the plotline. This book would if been so much better if they took out all the unnecessary political BS. If I wanted a political book I would have picked up one and if this was a book advertised as a political story I would have skipped it because the political writing was terrible.

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Confusing and Aimless

I’ll start with a positive, the narrator has a very soothing voice and her accent when she pronounces Spanish words is beautiful. She does a great job!

The story, however, is just so confusing and aimless. I couldn’t connect with, understand, or respect any of the main characters. It was not believable to me that three successful, intelligent women would seriously move back in with their parents and be comfortable being “sister mommies”. It felt like the author was trying to address every topical social and political issue into one story, and the political commentary, especially, was so pointless and unnecessary. The characters lack depth and many of the story lines just fall flat. Skip this one if you’re considering reading it!

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Waiting for the sequel

Love the characters, story and narration. The story was sweet and soulful. And the words brought the family and LA to life. Can’t wait for the next installment. I’m invested in these people!!!

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  • 09-16-21

Very good story, but…

I enjoyed the story very much but for me when a story goes to saving the environment and buying solar farms to save the world, a story feels a little preachy to me. And so turned me off a little bit. That’s just me.

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Family Drama

This book, set in 2016, is about family, and how hard it is to keep things together.

A lot of this story made me think of a soap opera, just not as dramatic. The family struggles to keep from falling apart during LA's worst drought to date. People lied, people were selfish, and communication was constantly ignored.

While the wild fires grew close, so did the ultimate struggles they had been keeping from each other.

This was definitely not my type of book as it is 90% character driven, but the writing is beautiful and still managed to keep my attention.

For the story, it's a 3⭐, since it's not my cup of tea, but the delivery of this story is 4.5⭐. Beautifully done.

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Loved it!

Having grown up in Southern California, this book was a joy. It was so fun to hear all of the jargon so familiar to Angelenos.

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  • Christina Ashmore
  • 12-02-21

So Jumbled

I couldn't really keep up with this story.. so many times I had to rewind it to realize it had jumped to a different characters storyline.. was all a bit too random for me..

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  • 10-09-21

Pleasant

This is a nice, heartwarming family story but not a page turner. I’m glad I stuck it out, jt has some wonderful messages but not the best I’ve read recently.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-13-21

Beautiful book

I really enjoyed listening to the book. I loved the story, the characters and the voice was nice to listen to.

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  • Mary O' Carroll
  • 01-16-22

not my favourite book

I liked the storyline about parents and there 3 children with one have cancer similar to my own sister.This story I'm afraid didn't engage me.I bought because I usually enjoy Reeces book club picks.

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  • 11-26-21

Good but not great.

This novel is fine. It was enough to keep me reading to find out what happened but I never felt like I couldn't put it down. it's a LOT of drama but not a lot of interest.