Lowcountry Summer

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Harper Collins, Mar 29, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages
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"Happy birthday? My pig-farmer boyfriend was in absentia, the county sheriff was the current cause of some very naughty thoughts, my drunk sister-in-law was passed out at my kitchen table, and my dead mother had sent balloons. What else could a girl want?"

On the occasion of her 46th birthday, Caroline Wimbley Levine is concerned about filling the large shoes of her late, force-of-nature mother, Miss Lavinia, the former Queen of Tall Pines Plantation. Still, Caroline loves a challenge—and she simply will not be fazed by the myriad family catastrophes surrounding her. She'll deal with brother Trip's tricky romantic entanglements, son Eric and his mysterious girlfriend, and go toe-to-toe with alcoholic Frances Mae and her four hellcats without batting an eye, becoming more like Miss Lavinia every day . . . which is not an entirely good thing.

Return with New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank to the South Carolina Lowcountry—as a new generation stumbles, survives, and reveals their secrets by the banks of the mighty Edisto River.

  

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User Review  - Dmtcer - LibraryThing

I love the main character of this book. She is a low country-queen, but she has flaws and admits them. At first I was thinking there was too much description of every little detail and not enough plot ... Read full review

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User Review  - JudithDCollins - LibraryThing

Full of southern gals with a mixture of sex, sass, and nutty personalities. Caroline is approaching 47 and concerned about her son Eric shacking up with an older single mom. In addition, she is ... Read full review

Contents

Spring Forward
39
Graffiti
50
Miss Sweetie
63
Chaos
78
The Girls
92
Weekend Warriors
102
Etiquette Unchained
112
More Dirty Laundry
126
The Unforeseen
199
Rusty
222
Spirits
239
Carry Me Home
259
Glory Rising
280
Reckoning Days
299
Make War Not Love
321
Epilogue
344

Settling Down
142
Miss Lavinia in the Garden
161
The Deep
176
Acknowledgments
352
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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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