Dorothea Benton Frank is a treasure of American letters with numerous New York Times best-sellers to her credit and a portfolio full of critical acclaim. “Mixing high drama and high jinks” (Booklist), her third Lowcountry novel follows the fortunes of the dysfunctional Abbot family.
Looking to set her life aright, Anna Lutz Abbot returns to her South Carolina lowcountry hometown. And as she attempts to right past wrongs, Anna receives help and support from a quirky cast of lovable locals sure to endear themselves to listeners.
©2003 Dorothea Benton Frank (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC
I quite enjoy these stories by Dorthea B Frank-they are not all fluff and stuff. They are about real people and how they try and cope with real life vs age old rules handed down to them
But I sure will look for more that she has read
Ah to have a friend like that without any sexual issues
The author is funny and serious at times. Book was great. Really enjoyed the story. Easy listening to.
Sounded like I was listening to someone's life story. Had reality to it.
It made me laugh a lot. Loved the southern slangs and terms.
She reads so well. Brings all the characters to life. I think I would love listening to anything she reads. She pulls you into the story like you are there.
When the main character hit the fan and did major car damage.
Loved this book.
I may try another D.B. Frank book but this one really turned me off. Robin Miles did a fine job for what she had to work with.
I have listened to several D.B.Frank books and loved them all, but this one was not up to par. I disliked it from the first chapter and never did feel like there was anything real about the book. Her books follow similar paths, but this was so unbelievable and the main character was too perfect. Her overuse of colloquialisms was tiresome. I almost gave it up several times, but I was walking and listening and persevered.
Too many to count
May return it. I've only done that once before.
Did I detect a bit of Pat Conroy and Karen White? Why yes- I think I did. Very enjoyable. Worth the time and credit I do believe. My Regards!
Found myself laughing out loud many times. Clever writing excellent performance definitely a book that I will listen to repeatedly overtime.
Definitely, it's as enjoyable and relaxing as sitting in my favorite hair stylist's chair catching up on the gossip. The soothing southern tones of the narrator brings the story to life. Colorful characters you can't help but love and some you'll love to hate. This Yankee girl was left longing for a sweet tea and the feel of the sands of the Isle under my feet again.
This is one of my favorites from the Lowcountry tales
Enjoyed this book. Am trying to follow the sequence of books and never quite made the connection from Plantation. Then, out of nowhere was the reference to the mirror and Livvie's appearance. Then, nothing else. Maybe I need to go back and re-read. Overall, the book kept my interest up and was enjoyable. Will read #4 in the series next, Shem Creek.
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