Leslie Anne Greene Carter is the Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley's wildly successful Atlanta social set. His cronies have all traded in the mothers of their children they promised to love and cherish - till death did them part - for tanned-and-toned young Barbie brides.
If losing the social life and close friends she adored wasn't painful enough, a series of setbacks shake Les's world and push her to the edge. She's had enough of playing the good wife to a husband who thinks he's doing her a favor keeping her around. Now, she's going to take some time forherself - in the familiar comforts and stunning beauty of Charleston, her beloved hometown. In her brother's stately historic home, she's going to reclaim the carefree girl who spent lazy summers sharing steamy kisses with her first love on Sullivan's Island. Daring to listen to her inner voice, she will realize what she wants...and find the life of which she's always dreamed.
Told in the alternating voices of Les and Wes, The Last Original Wife is classic Dorothea Benton Frank: an intoxicating tale of family, friendship, self-discovery, and love, that is as salty as a low country breeze and as invigorating as a dip in Carolina waters on a sizzling summer day.
©2013 Dorothea Benton Frank (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers
The story was good, but the accents distracted from it. Please, just read the story. No one can successfully fake a southern accent. I have lived in the South all of my life and I don't know anyone who talks like these characters did.
I actually recommended this book to all of my friends and can't wait until they get into it so I can talk about Les and her crazy husband and children with them. I
Wifey by Judy Blume
When Les describes her son's dread locks and his smell after returning from Kathmandu.
I laughed out loud throughout the book.
The narration was just lovely.
not sure. I liked the premise
Husband is a cartoon character. His character is undeveloped. They were together for 30 years and you wonder why? Unlike his silly friends they stayed together. The money would have made him an attractive target (as he was with one of the wives) but he doesn't. I guess it was manifested through golf
She thought she was Vivian Leigh. I have toured and worked in Charleston. I love it and the low country in general. Her over dramatized accent ruined this book for me.
As I said I liked the premise but the accent and flatness of the Husband's character left me flat as well
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