Forget summer solstice: I know it’s officially summer when the new novel from Dorothea Benton Frank goes on sale. This means that TODAY is the first day of summer, because The Last Original Wife (written by none other than Dorothea herself) is now in all the stores. Commence rejoicing!
Have I told you all how much I love The Last Original Wife? This novel is really something special. Dorothea’s wit and snappy voice are on every page, and she has created an unforgettable couple with her lead characters, Les and Wes. Once I started reading this, I tore through it—I was always disappointed when I had to turn off my Nook and turn my attention to real life again. I am sure you will feel the same. Test me out: read the first three chapters, now!
Here’s a sweet note from Dorothea, to you, her readers.
The Last Original Wife is finally on sale! Please come see me while I’m running around the country! I love to meet the people who read my books because I have the classiest, best looking, smartest readers of all the authors in the country and this year I’m going to prove it! I’m taking pictures and putting them on Facebook – so wash your hair, Susie! (You know who you are.) See you in June!
Isn’t she the best?
Reading Dorothea’s novels always, always make me want to go
to Charleston to put my toes in the sand, feel the Lowcountry breeze on my
skin, stroll through historic sites, and eat my heart out at all the amazing
restaurants she cites. I’ll get there one day, and when I do, I’ll have this
handy primer Dorothea wrote, listing the best of Charleston’s dining scene.
I’m going back to daydreaming out the window about sitting in a beach chair on Sullivans Island with a book in one hand and a sweet tea in the other. But I’ll leave you with this link: it leads to a bit of hilarious banter between Dorothea and Adriana Trigiani!