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Bulls Island | [Dorothea Benton Frank]

Bulls Island

A satisfying tale of honor, chance, and star-crossed love infused with Southern wit, grace, and charm - the story of two old Southern families. The Langleys have more money than the Morgan Stanley Bank. And they think they have more class. The Barrett family made their 19th-century fortune in a less distinguished manner: corner grocery stores and liquor stores.
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Publisher's Summary

Here's a satisfying tale of honor, chance, and star-crossed love infused with Southern wit, grace, and charm.

After 20 years, Elizabeth "Betts" McGee has finally managed to put her past behind her. She hasn't been home to beautiful South Carolina and untouched Bulls Island since the tragic night that ended her engagement to Charleston's golden boy, J. D. Langley.

And why is that? Really, this is the story of two old Southern families. The Langley family has more money than the Morgan Stanley Bank. And they think they have more class. The Barrett family made their 19th-century fortune in a less distinguished manner: corner grocery and liquor stores. It's no surprise that when J. D. and Betts fall in love and decide to marry, their parents are none too pleased. And when the love affair comes to an end, everyone is ready to place blame.

Now 20 years have gone by, and Betts, a top investment bank executive, must leave her comfortable life in New York City to return to the home she thought she'd left behind forever. But spearheading the most important project of her career puts her back in contact with everything she's tried so hard to forget: her estranged sister, her father, J. D., and her past.

Once she's home, can Betts keep the secret that threatens all she holds dear? Or will her fear of the past wreck her future happiness? And what about that crazy gator? All will be revealed on Bulls Island.

©2008 Dorothea Benton Frank; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Ce Sea 03-27-09
    Ce Sea 03-27-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Another great beach book"

    Dorothea has done it again with another great "beach book". Can't wait for the next book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jo 02-09-09
    Jo 02-09-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Great Book"

    I've read several of her books and I've enjoyed all of them. This one was really good. I love her humor. She can make you laugh and then cry. Very well written. Can't wait for the next book to come out.

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    Beverly Flovilla, Georgia, United States 06-18-14
    Beverly Flovilla, Georgia, United States 06-18-14 Member Since 2012

    Hello! I'm a full-time nurse, part-time reader, chef, gardener and stylist! Love all my hobbies. Oh, and mother to Marley (shih-tzu) and Sam

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    "Very Dorothea Benton Frank"

    I like Dorothea Benton Frank novels and this was true to her form. It has lots of low country references, love lost, family dynamics and love found. It was entertaining and enjoyable. It is not a book that inspires great thought, but it is a nice retreat at the end of a busy day.

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    monica ROSWELL, GA, United States 03-17-13
    monica ROSWELL, GA, United States 03-17-13 Member Since 2010
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    "One of the BEST."

    The narration was great, smooth & southern. I love this author and this was one of her best stories.

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    Patricia Naples, FL USA 05-21-12
    Patricia Naples, FL USA 05-21-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Loved Betts McGhee!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bulls Island the most enjoyable?

    Great Low Country love story with lots of twists and turns. Honest dialogue and some very funny parts. Interesting characters with story lines that play out through the book. Visually rich descriptions of Charleston and the islands.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Betts was a smart and funny heroine. She goes out and makes a life for herself and learns the value of family when she could truly appreciate it. Nice mix of NY and Charleston adventures.


    What does Julia Gibson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think Julia does a good job of varying tone and accent with the different characters without making herself one of them. Very easy going, pleasant read.


    If you could take any character from Bulls Island out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    JD Langley. He is smart and gorgeous and he knows what he wants...finally!


    Any additional comments?

    Love Dorothea Benton Frank! Wonderful smart, funny and quirky characters that you care about. I love the meandering story lines that all come together in a smooth finish. Thank You!

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    Ali Mt. Pleasant, SC 11-06-10
    Ali Mt. Pleasant, SC 11-06-10
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    "Excellent"

    Great story and great narrators. It is especially interesting to read as a Charleston native. It does give an accurate account of the lowcountry.

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    Karen Concord, NC, United States 06-28-09
    Karen Concord, NC, United States 06-28-09
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    "boring, hated the fake Southern accent"

    The narrator read so slow and the Southern accent was a little over the top. The cliches were over the top as well. It had a predictable ending. Predictable ....pridictable..

    I kept waiting for it to get better

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    Csue Charleston, SC, United States 10-20-08
    Csue Charleston, SC, United States 10-20-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Not a worthy book."

    I have read her other books primarily because I live in Charleston, SC and found them interesting for that reason. Her characters generally lack depth and believability, but this is the worst book to date. I will not bother with future books if there are any!

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    Robin Chamblee, GA, USA 07-13-08
    Robin Chamblee, GA, USA 07-13-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Wonderful Low Country Tale"

    As a lover of the South Carolina low country, this book was most enjoyable!

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