For the last few weeks, some of my favorite bloggers have been participating in the Hit the Beach with Dorothea Benton Frank Read Along. I love it when people read Dorothea’s novels for the first or tenth time—they are always delighted at what they find behind those beachy jacket designs.
Pam, who blogs at An Unconventional Librarian says that “Reading Porch Lights by Dorothea Benton Frank is like being on vacation.” Never having read Dorothea’s novels before, Elizabeth (Silver’s Reviews) admitted that she wanted to be a part of the novel’s family and live with them on Sullivans Island! Uh, me too!
When Colleen (Books in the City) read Lowcountry Summer, she couldn’t wait to go back and read Dorothea’s other “southern charmers,” including Plantation (the prequel to Lowcountry Summer). Honestly, when I first started reading Dorothea’s books, I too wanted to go back and spend more time in the pages of Charleston, SC, so I knew exactly what Colleen was feeling. Sharon (Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews) has read Dorothea’s novels before and is already a fan, and she raved about Lowcountry Summer:
"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!”
If you want to read what all of our bloggers participating in the Hit the Beach with Dorothea Benton Frank Read Along had to say about her novels, follow this link. And stay tuned—they’re all coming back with their reviews of Dorothea’s new hardcover, The Last Original Wife, on sale June 11, 2013.
Learn more about The Last Original Wife, and Dorothea’s other novels. Swing by her website.