Porch Lights LP: A Novel

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HarperCollins, Jul 3, 2012 - Fiction - 464 pages
39 Reviews

When Jimmy McMullen, a fireman, is killed in the line of duty, his wife, Jackie, and ten-year-old son, Charlie, are devastated. Charlie idolized his dad, and now the outgoing, curious boy has become quiet and reserved. Trusting in the healing power of family, Jackie decides to return to her childhood home on Sullivans Island.

Awaiting them is Annie Britt, the family matriarch who has kept the porch lights on to welcome them home. Thrilled to have her family back, Annie promises to make their visit perfect—even though relations between mother and daughter have never been what you'd call smooth. Over the years, Jackie and Annie have been known to have frequent differences of opinion. But her estranged and wise husband, Buster, and her flamboyant and funny best friend Deb are sure to keep Annie in line. She's also got Steven Plofker—the flirtatious and tasty widowed physician next door, to keep her distracted.

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User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

Our book decided to do some summer reading, and we zeroed in on Frank because she wrote about the Charleston area and islands nearby. We hit on Porch Lights out of her many, but it was more romance ... Read full review

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User Review  - Barb Bailey - Goodreads

This book was a very typical beach read. The setting is Sullivan's Island SC. I picked up this book to read while I was on vacation a in Myrtle Beach SC about 50 miles north of Sullivan's Island. The ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

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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