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Publisher's Summary

Dorothea Benton Frank is a native of the South whose novels vividly capture the wild beauty, laid-back atmosphere, earthy characters, and charming eccentricities of life in South Carolina's Lowcountry. Written with compelling honesty and emotional depth, her stories have touched readers from coast to coast, and propelled her to the top ranks of bestsellerdom nationwide.

Now this remarkable writer revisits some of her most unforgettable characters in this enchanting new story sure to make you laugh and cry. Return with her to Tall Pines Plantation in this long-awaited sequel to her beloved bestseller Plantation. . . .

When Caroline Wimbley Levine returned to Tall Pines Plantation, she never expected to make peace with long-buried truths about herself and her family. The Queen of Tall Pines, her late mother, was a force of nature, but now she is gone, leaving Caroline and the rest of the family uncertain of who will take her place.

In the lush South Carolina countryside, old hurts, betrayals, and dark secrets will surface, and a new generation will rise along the banks of the mighty Edisto River.

Wonderfully evocative, infused with humor and poignancy, and rich with the lyrical cadences of the South, Lowcountry Summer is vintage Dorothea Benton Frank, a deeply moving novel you'll want to savor and share.

©2010 Dorothea Benton Frank (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Susan
  • Oroville, CA, United States
  • 11-16-10

Not my favorite, but still a good listen

I love Dorothea Benton Frank, every book I listen to or read is a pleasure and I would recommend this book to anyone, but I didn't enjoy it as much as some of the others. Her characters are vivid, but I don't think there were enough enjoyable characters to balance the ones you want to throttle. Even the protagonist was a bit full of herself, and the wrap up made me feel a bit uneasy. That being said, however, the book was well written and worth a try for anyone who loves this genre.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • bb
  • Morgantown, IN, United States
  • 10-08-10

Wonderful

This is another great listen from Frank. I couldn't wait to listen to the audio each day as I drove my commute. Robin Miles as Narrator was excellent. I highly recommend this audio.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Disappointing

What would have made Lowcountry Summer better?

The characters needed to be more human and less stereotypical. This book needed more humor and less self righteousness. I didn't care what happened to these characters and stopped listening early on.

Would you ever listen to anything by Dorothea Benton Frank again?

Maybe.

What three words best describe Robin Miles’s performance?

So so.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Apathy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Paula
  • ATLANTA, GA, United States
  • 07-15-10

Perfect Summer Listen

A book you will have trouble putting down. As a displaced low country resident, this is like a lovely trip home. The accent is perfect; the geography perfect. You will feel joy, sorrow and laughter. A book worth a another listen!!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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get a southerner without the havard accent....

Where does Lowcountry Summer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

LOVE DBF.. I relate to her books so well, to the point of writing my own book and having it published, but the narrator.. get a southerner. get one who doesn't throw her "yankee" around and make the main character sound snobbish.

What didn’t you like about Robin Miles’s performance?

yankee trying to talk southern.. not buying it.

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Love this series

I love this series. One of my favorite books of the low country series. Narrator is awesome!

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  • Cynthia
  • Blue Ridge, GA, United States
  • 07-12-15

The Best!

Loved this book! Funny, heartwarming and romance. Loved it all. Robin Miles is perfect for DBF books.

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  • Linda
  • Cornelia, GA, USA
  • 07-26-10

Great Summer Read

Mrs Franks books always make my summer better>
The lowcountry of S.C. is always one of my favorite vacation spots and even though I didn't get to visit there this year just hearing about it through her words and discriptions made me feel better.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Loved it!

My favorite in the low country series. I love to hear Robin Miles narrate. She really draws me into the chapters b

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  • Cris
  • Lake Waccamaw, NC, United States
  • 10-07-11

Cris Council

Robin Miles cannot do southern. Being from the South, her fake accent really grated.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful