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  • By Invitation Only

  • A Novel
  • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett, Courtney Patterson, Sarah Naughton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,347

 The Lowcountry of South Carolina is where By Invitation Only begins, at a barbecue engagement party thrown by Diane English Stiftel, her brother Floyd, and her parents to celebrate her son’s engagement. On this gorgeous, magical night, the bride’s father, Alejandro Cambria, a wealthy power broker whose unbelievably successful career in private equity made him one of Chicago’s celebrated elite, discovers the limits and possibilities of cell phone range. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Feel-good story

  • By Jane on 06-16-18

Feel-good story

4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-18

This was the cheesiest book I've read/heard in a long time. But I really needed a break, so I enjoyed the listen. You can tell the author is from the low country because she seemed very comfortable describing that life. And it really does seem amazing. Describing the Chicago life and its people seemed forced, but that's ok, we could get the point. Nevertheless it was a cute feel-good story.

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