Monday, March 7, 2011

Dorothea Benton Frank

Here's an author whose work I dearly enjoy. 
It's not at all similar to my last post re:  Mankell and nineteen bodies.
Her story's all about the Lowcounty of South Carolina and the people who live there.  
Her characters from one book often show up in the succeeding stories.

These DBF books usually end up on my bookshelf.  
I do re-read these stories though not as often as do Earlene Fowler's.

Synopsis as taken from Barnes & Noble

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.


Today is my youngest brother's birthday.  
Happy Birthday, Brother! ! ! 
Spoke with him yesterday via Gmail Google Call.
Had a video chat via Gmail Google Video Chat with my older brother.
It's nice to connect with siblings using the Internet.
Tomorrow is lunch with Friends.




  1. This one sounds good too. Love the old post card. My mother showed me her letters from my Dad from WWII when he was in Austria and Germany. They were full of holes carefully cut in them to remove certain words by the Army Censors. Like they used a sharp razor and cut out the shape of the word. Interesting.

    Hugs - Marie

  2. Hey, gotta love the lowcountry! Now if we can just get rid of these gnats it would be fantastic.
    How are the socks coming along?

  3. Yippeeeeeee! Another DBF book. I love them too. Great post card.

  4. Hi Gerry...sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the over view. Often, I buy books because I like the picture on the cover...weird..I know, and have been disappointed at times...but I would certainly buy this one.



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