Lowcountry Tales

11 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,762 ratings

Isle of Palms Publisher's Summary

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
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  • Book 1

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    • Sullivan's Island

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  • Book 2

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    • Plantation

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  • Book 3

    • Isle of Palms

    • A Lowcountry Tale, Book 3
    • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A feel good story

    • By Sheryl on 02-04-13

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 4

    • Shem Creek

    • A Lowcountry Tale
    • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr, Dick Hill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 131

    Meet Linda Breland, single parent of two teenage daughters. The oldest, Lindsey, who always held her younger sister in check, is leaving for college. And Gracie, her Tasmanian devil, is giving her nightmares. Linda's personal life? Well, between the married men, the cold New Jersey winters, her pinched wallet and her ex-husband who marries a beautiful, successful woman ten years younger than she is - let's just say, Linda has seen enough to fill 1000 pages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Ronda Fox on 09-11-10

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 5

    • Pawleys Island

    • A Low Country Tale
    • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated by: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    Rebecca has been catapulted from her home, her marriage, and her children. She has escaped to Pawleys Island to hide herself from herself. But after Miss Olivia pries Rebecca's secrets from her, Huey and especially Abigail are challenged to reenter life outside the dream state their idyllic geography evokes. They will see that Rebecca has her day in court, but they never expect to provoke a national forum for discussion.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Flawed book, weak narration

    • By Deborah on 08-17-09

    Regular price: $25.87

  • Book 6

    • Return to Sullivans Island

    • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 128

    Newly graduated from college, aspiring writer Beth Hayes is elected by her family to house-sit the Island Gamble. Buoyed by sentimental memories of growing up on this tiny sandbar seemingly untouched by time, Beth vows to give herself over to the Lowcountry force and discover the wisdom it holds. Just as she vows she will never give into the delusional world of white picket fences, minivans, and eternal love, she meets Max Mitchell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Completely enjoyable!

    • By Elizabeth on 04-06-10

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 7

    • Lowcountry Summer

    • A Plantation Novel
    • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 228
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 155

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not my favorite, but still a good listen

    • By Susan on 11-16-10

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 8

    • Folly Beach

    • A Lowcountry Tale
    • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 167

    Folly Beach is the land of Cate Cooper's childhood, the place where all the ghosts of her past roam freely. Cate never thought she'd wind up in a tiny cottage on this breathtakingly lovely strip of coast. But circumstances have changed, leaving Cate homeless, broke, and unmoored. Yet Folly Beach holds more than just memories. Once upon a time another woman found unexpected bliss and comfort within its welcoming arms. An artist, writer, and colleague of the revered George Gershwin, Dorothy Heyward enjoyed the greatest moments of her life at Folly....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • could not finish it..

    • By Stachowski on 09-20-11

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 9

    • The Hurricane Sisters

    • A Novel
    • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 399
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 350

    Once again Dorothea Benton Frank takes us deep into the heart of her magical South Carolina Lowcountry on a tumultuous journey filled with longings, disappointments, and, finally, a road toward happiness that is hard earned. There we meet three generations of women buried in secrets. The Lowcountry has endured its share of war and bloodshed like the rest of the South, but this storm season we watch Maisie, Liz, and Ashley deal with challenges that demand they face the truth about themselves.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • not worth my time

    • By Kevon on 01-26-15

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 10

    • All the Single Ladies

    • A Novel
    • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 592
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 521
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 522

    Few writers capture the complexities, pain, and joy of relationships - between friends, family members, husbands and wives, or lovers - as beloved New York Times best-selling author Dorothea Benton Frank. In this charming, evocative, soul-touching novel, she once again takes us deep into the heart of the magical Lowcountry, where three amazing middle-aged women are bonded by another amazing woman's death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightfully Decadent

    • By Melanie on 11-27-15

    Regular price: $30.79

  • Book 11

    • Same Beach, Next Year

    • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 515
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 459
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 457

    A chance meeting on the Isle of Palms, one of Charleston's most stunning barrier islands, brings former sweethearts Adam Stanley and Eve Landers together again. Their respective spouses, Eliza and Carl, fight sparks of jealousy flaring from their imagined rekindling of old flames. As Adam and Eve get caught up on their lives, their partners strike up a deep friendship - and flirt with an unexpected attraction - of their own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • SOPHISTICATION SOUTHERN STYLE

    • By Gaile Roberts Nunez on 05-17-17

    Regular price: $28.51