Lowcountry Summer: A Plantation Novel (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Jun 15, 2010 - Fiction - 384 pages
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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.

Now this remarkable writer revisits some of her most unforgettable characters in this enchanting new story sure to make you laugh and cry. Return with her to Tall Pines Plantation in this long-awaited sequel to her beloved bestseller Plantation. . . .

When Caroline Wimbley Levine returned to Tall Pines Plantation, she never expected to make peace with long-buried truths about herself and her family. The Queen of Tall Pines, her late mother, was a force of nature, but now she is gone, leaving Caroline and the rest of the family uncertain of who will take her place.

In the lush South Carolina countryside, old hurts, betrayals, and dark secrets will surface, and a new generation will rise along the banks of the mighty Edisto River.

Wonderfully evocative, infused with humor and poignancy, and rich with the lyrical cadences of the South, Lowcountry Summer is vintage Dorothea Benton Frank, a deeply moving novel you'll want to savor and share.

  

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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  - INorris - LibraryThing

I finally skimmed this book to the finish. The main character drove me crazy. I love to read Frank's book but this one did not appeal to me. Read full review

Contents

Welcome Back to tall Pines
1
excess
14
about amelia
24
Spring Forward
37
Graffiti
47
Miss Sweetie
60
Chaos
74
the Girls
87
Miss Lavinia in the Garden
154
the Deep end
169
the Unforeseen
191
rusty
214
Spirits Fly
231
Carry Me home
250
Glory rising
271
reckoning Days
289

Weekend Warriors
97
etiquette Unchained
107
More Dirty Laundry
121
Settling Down
136
Make War not Love
311
epilogue
333
acknowledgments
341
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About the author (2010)

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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