Porch Lights: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Jun 12, 2012 - Fiction - 336 pages
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New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank is back home in the Carolina lowcountry, spinning a tale that brims with the warmth, charm, heart, and humor that has become her trademark. Porch Lights is a stirring, emotionally rich multigenerational story—a poignant tale of life, love, and transformation—as a nurse, returning to Sullivans Island from the Afghanistan War, finds her life has been irrevocably altered by tragedy…and now must rediscover love and purpose with the help of her son and aging mother.

An evocative visit to enchanting Sullivans Island with its unique pluff mud beaches, palmetto trees, and colorful local lore—a novel filled with unforgettable characters, and enlivened by tales of the notorious Blackbeard and his bloodthirsty pirate crew and eerie Edgar Allan Poe stories—Porch Lights stands tall among the very best works of not only Dottie Frank, but Anne Rivers Siddons, Rebecca Wells, Pat Conroy, and other masters of the modern Southern novel as well.

 

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User Review  - VashonJim - LibraryThing

My initial thought was that this was the lesser of the three Frank books I've read, but it picked up steam as it went and I ended up enjoying it very much. Frank's stories all have a familiar cast to ... Read full review

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User Review  - thornton37814 - LibraryThing

Jackie McMullen is an army nurse who had been called back to New York from Afghanistan when her husband Jimmy, a New York firefighter, dies while fighting a fire. Their son Charlie is having trouble ... Read full review

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Contents

Meet Annie Britt
Jackie
Annie
Jackie
Annie
Jackie
Annie
Jackie
Annie
Jackie
Annie
Jackie
Annie
Jackie
Annies Parting Words
Acknowledgments

Annie
Jackie
Annie
Jackie
Excerpt from All Summer Long
Prologue
Books by Dorothea Benton Frank Copyright About the Publisher
Copyright

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New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivans Island, South Carolina. She resides in the New York area with her husband.

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