Aransas Evening By Jeff Hampton Book Review

ARANSAS EVENING
Sequel to Aransas Morning
by
JEFF HAMPTON
Genre: Contemporary Literary Fiction
Publisher: Jeff Hampton, Writer
Publication Date: October 4, 2018
Number of Pages: 346 pagesSCROLL DOWN FOR THE GIVEAWAY! 

Life in Port Aransas was looking breezy and bright for Sam and his friends at the Dream Bean coffee shop. Shelly and Dave were talking marriage, Allie and Bo were tightening their family ties, and Sam was welcoming newcomers to town and falling for a new singer at the Sea Garden. But storms are never far away on the Texas Gulf Coast, and there would be none more destructive than Hurricane Harvey. Would Sam and his friends survive Harvey’s awful fury? And would life in Port Aransas ever be the same again? Find out in Aransas Evening, the sequel to Aransas Morning by Jeff Hampton.
 
 
 
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PRAISE FOR THE ARANSAS SERIES:
    “Hampton’s characters pulled me in; hook, line, and sinker.”
    “The pace of the book is slow and easy, and I slipped into its rhythm like the ebb and flow of the water lapping against the shoreline.”
    “A lovely story about community, and how family isn’t always the one you are born into.
    “Isak Dinesen once wrote, ‘The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.’  Jeff Hampton has illustrated that with grace, elegance, and excellent coffee.”

Jeff Hampton has based his life and career in Texas writing for newspapers, magazines, businesses, and institutions. His interest in observing the people around him has led him to write essays, short stories, and novels that explore relationships and communities in their many forms. Aransas Evening is his sixth book, following Aransas Morning, Grandpa Jack, Jonah Prophet, When the Light Returned to Main Street, and The Snowman Uprising on Hickory Lane
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This has been quite an interesting journey for a series. I say this because I did in fact read both books. I may have somehow read them backwards, but I read both. So here we go with a sort of backwards take of Jeff Hampton’s work. 
Let’s start off with what very well could be the most enchanting aspect of “Aransas Evening”. The descriptions. Keep in mind that this is coming from someone who proudly called Port Aransas their home for several years.  So when I say that Hampton perfectly captures the beauty, the smells, the people, and the overall feel of Port Aransas when he writes, I say it with all bit of conviction within me. Hampton captures the essence of everything relating to the island. Reading “Aransas Evening” before “Aransas Morning” probably was a more confusing route but it made me long for my hometown more. 
Which brings me to my next point. Who can honestly pick up a series and start from book two without being immensely lost? Basically nobody. Well, amazingly, Hampton has done something not many authors accomplish without it being intended. While Aransas Evening isn’t in perfect clarity as a stand-alone, it draws the readers attention even more because everything seems to tie back together. Then by god’s amazing grace, stepping into Aransas Morning and seeing where our beloved characters came from?! If only you could have seen the look on my face as realization fully hit me. Hampton is a genius with words and I’m so thankfully he was the one to recreate the beautiful aspects of Port Aransas even during the disaster that was Hurricane Harvey. 
  My final remark, grab a copy of Jeff Hampton’s story of Port A. It’s a story of love, devestation, but most importantly, it’s about growth and refinding yourself. This series is one that will forever be on my TBR pile. A series that will forever be loved on my bookshelf. 
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GIVEAWAY!  GIVEAWAY!  GIVEAWAY!
2 Winners:
Signed Copies of both Aransas books + Grandpa Jack + a pack of Texas Themed note cards
2 Winners:
Signed Copies of Aransas Evening & Grandpa Jack + a pack of Texas Themed note cards
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