Lowcountry Summer LP: A Plantation Novel

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Harper Collins, Jul 20, 2010 - Fiction - 512 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  - 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

Welcome Back to Tall Pines
1
Excess
20
About Amelia
34
Spring Forward
54
Graffiti
69
Miss Sweetie
87
Chaos
108
The Girls
127
Settling Down
198
Miss Lavinia in the Garden
225
The Deep End
247
The Unforeseen
279
Rusty
312
Spirits Fly
337
Carry Me Home
366
Glory Rising
397

Weekend Warriors
141
Etiquette Unchained
155
More Dirty Laundry
175
Reckoning Days
423
Make War Not Love
455
Epilogue
487

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About the author (2010)

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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