Bulls Island (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Jul 8, 2008 - Fiction - 352 pages
43 Reviews

A satisfying tale of honor, chance, and star-crossed love infused with Southern wit, grace, and charm from the New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank

After twenty years, Elizabeth "Betts" McGee has finally managed to put her past behind her. She hasn't been home to beautiful South Carolina and untouched Bulls Island since the tragic night that ended her engagement to Charleston's golden boy, J. D. Langley.

And why is that? Really, this is the story of two old Southern families. The Langley family has more money than the Morgan Stanley Bank. And they think they have more class. The Barrett family made their nineteenth-century fortune in a less distinguished manner—corner grocery stores and liquor stores. It's no surprise that when J.D.

and Betts fall in love and decide to marry their parents are none too pleased. And when the love affair comes to an end, everyone is ready to place blame.

Now twenty years have gone by and Betts, a top investment bank executive, must leave her comfortable life in New York City to return to the home she thought she'd left behind forever. But spearheading the most important project of her career puts her back in contact with everything she's tried so hard to forget: her estranged sister, her father, J.D., and her past.

Once she's home, can Betts keep the secret that threatens all she holds dear? Or will her fear of the past wreck her future happiness? And what about that crazy gator? All will be revealed on Bulls Island.

  

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Happy ending of course. - LibraryThing
The whole plot was choppy and disjointed to me. - LibraryThing
My biggest issue was pacing. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - sleahey - LibraryThing

Betts is a high power player in Manhattan, but her heart was left in S.C. with JD when a family feud led to Betts's mother's death. Unbeknownst to him, she bore his son 18 years ago, and now she has ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

I'm sure the folks in Charleston like her. And maybe it represents a certain reality down there. But I found the characters to be shallow, stereotypical, and the writing to be borderline juvenile. The ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
29
Section 4
46
Section 5
63
Section 6
80
Section 7
99
Section 8
118
Section 13
202
Section 14
219
Section 15
235
Section 16
248
Section 17
271
Section 18
292
Section 19
315
Section 20
327

Section 9
132
Section 10
146
Section 11
164
Section 12
185
Section 21
331
Section 22
335
Section 23
338
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About the author (2008)

New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivans Island, South Carolina. She divides her time between the New York area and the Lowcountry.

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