Tuesday, April 30, 2013

TLC Book Blog Tour Stop - Lowcountry Summer by Dorothea Benton Frank


I adore Dorothea Benton Frank's novels about the South Carolina Lowcountry!  So I was delighted to be asked to review her book, Lowcountry Summer. It's one of her best!

lowcountry summerAbout Lowcountry Summer

• Paperback: 384 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (March 29, 2011)


Happy birthday? My pig-farmer boyfriend was in absentia, the county sheriff was the current cause of some very naughty thoughts, my drunk sister-in-law was passed out at my kitchen table, and my dead mother had sent balloons. What else could a girl want?”
 
On the occasion of her 46th birthday, Caroline Wimbley Levine is concerned about filling the large shoes of her late, force-of-nature mother, Miss Lavinia, the former Queen of Tall Pines Plantation. Still, Caroline loves a challenge—and she simply will not be fazed by the myriad family catastrophes surrounding her. She’ll deal with brother Trip’s tricky romantic entanglements, son Eric and his mysterious girlfriend, and go toe-to-toe with alcoholic Frances Mae and her four hellcats without batting an eye, becoming more like Miss Lavinia every day . . . which is not an entirely good thing.

Return with New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank to the South Carolina Lowcountry—as a new generation stumbles, survives, and reveals their secrets by the banks of the mighty Edisto River.


MY THOUGHTS:


Dorothea Benton Frank has a delightful way of pulling her readers into her stories and never letting them go until the very satisfying end of her books. She spins tales about the coastal Lowcountry area of South Carolina in such a manner as the reader will feel the cool breezes and smell the sweet ocean air with every word. Dorothea also mixes in a great deal of gentle Southern humor into her tales, making the reading a unique experience for both those familiar with the landscape and for first-time visitors both!

"Lowcountry Summer" is one of my favorites of Dorothea's books - the family dynamics are sharp and crackling, the women are strong and interesting, and the men make for nice window dressing - everything you'd want in a fabulous summer read!

I highly recommend any and everything written by the entertaining Ms. Frank - you'll be so glad you did!




About Dorothea Benton Frank



New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivans Island, South Carolina. She is the author of many New York Times bestselling novels, including Lowcountry Summer and Return to Sullivans Island. She resides in the New York area with her husband.

Find her on the web at www.dotfrank.com, or like her on Facebook.
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Dorothea’s Tour Stops

Monday, April 15th: An Unconventional Librarian - Porch Lights
Friday, April 19th: Books in the City – Low Country Summer
Monday, April 29th: Paperback Princess – Porch Lights
Tuesday, April 30th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews – Low Country Summer
Tuesday, May 7th: The Well-Read Wife – Low Country Summer
Wednesday, May 8th: Jenn’s Bookshelves – Porch Lights
Thursday, May 9th: Silver’s Reviews – Porch Lights
Wednesday, May 15th: bookchickdi - Return to Sullivan Island
Tuesday, June 11th: Paperback Princess – The Last Original Wife
Wednesday, June 12th: Book Journey - The Last Original Wife
Thursday, June 13th: The Well-Read Wife – The Last Original Wife
Monday, June 17th: An Unconventional Librarian – The Last Original Wife
Tuesday, June 18th: Silver’s Reviews – The Last Original Wife
Wednesday, June 19th: Books in the City – The Last Original Wife
Thursday, June 20th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews – The Last Original Wife
Monday, June 24th: bookchickdi – The Last Original Wife
Wednesday, June 26th: Alison’s Book Marks – The Last Original Wife
Thursday, June 27th: Jenn’s Bookshelves – The Last Original Wife
Date TBD: BermudaOnion’s Weblog – Porch Lights
Date TBD: BermudaOnion’s Weblog – The Last Original Wife
Date TBD: Beth Fish Reads – Lowcountry Summer
Date TBD: Beth Fish Reads – The Last Original Wife
Date TBD: Booking Mama – Porch Lights
Date TBD: Booking Mama – The Last Original Wife
Date TBD: Alison’s Book Marks - Low Country Summer
Date TBD: Book Journey - Return to Sullivan Island




My thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on this tour and for providing the review copy of the book.  I was not compensated for my opinion.


1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I'm glad that you enjoyed this one from the wonderful Ms. Frank!

Thanks for being a part of the tour. I'm featuring your review on TLC's Facebook page today.