Return to Sullivans Island: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Apr 27, 2010 - Fiction - 416 pages
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Beloved New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank returns to the enchanted landscape of South Carolina's Lowcountry to tell the story of the next generation of Hamiltons and Hayeses.

Newly graduated from college, Beth Hayes must put all her grand ambitions on hold when the family elders elect her to house-sit the Island Gamble, ghosts and all. Instead of conquering new worlds, Beth will rest and rejuvenate while basking in memory and the magic of white clapboards and shimmering blue waters. But there is much about life and her family's past that she does not yet understand—and her simple plans begin unraveling with the intrusion of developer Max Mitchell. Still, everything here happens for a reason—and disappointment, betrayal, even tragedy are more easily handled when surrounded by loving family and loyal friends.

  

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A story about a young woman spending a year in the family home on an island off the coast of Virginia (I think). The home has a reputation for being haunted. The girl starts off as an arrogant ... Read full review

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I don't know who wrote the first 50 pages of this book, but it doesn't seem like the usual DBF. I slogged through it, bored, and then BLAM! There were the interesting voices I was waiting for. What the heck happened? Oh well. Glad I hung on. Read full review

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Contents

Beth
1
Bon Voyage
26
Family Jewels
53
Alone at Last
74
Hello Trouble
101
The Mother Ship Is Calling
127
Goose Bumps
148
New Shoes
167
Afterglow
226
Bank on It
248
Woody
270
High Anxiety
292
Bad News
312
Dark Cloud Silver Lining
334
Fault Lines
353
Epilogue
371

Cheap Talk
189
Tabasco Night
208
Acknowledgments
385
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Bestselling author DOROTHEA BENTON FRANK was born and raised on Sullivans Island, South Carolina. She and her husband divide their time between South Carolina and New Jersey. Please visit her website at www.dotfrank.com and join her on Facebook.

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