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Dorothea Benton Frank (1951–2019)

Autor(a) de Sullivan's Island

36+ Works 11,300 Membros 498 Críticas 29 Favorited

About the Author

Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Lowcountry Tales Series which includes the books Sullivan's Island and Plantation. Her title's have often made the Best Seller List such as: Porch Lights, The Last mostrar mais Original Wife, The Hurricane Sisters, All the Single Ladies, All Summer Long, Return to Sullivans Island, and Same Beach, Next Year. Dorothea Olivia Benton was born on Sept. 12, 1951, on Sullivan¿s Island. Her father, William, died when she was 4; her mother, Dorothea Cecilia Blanchard, was a homemaker who raised her children with the two men she married after Mr. Benton¿s death. After graduating from the Fashion Institute of America in Atlanta, she became a buyer for Kerrison¿s Department Store in Charleston and then an executive for a sportswear line in New York and San Francisco. After marrying Mr. Frank, an investment banker, in 1983, she left the fashion industry, had two children and raised money for various charities. She Shifted to writing novels because it suited her storytelling style. She was soon turning out a book a year. Dorothea Benton Frank passed away on September 2, 2019 at the age of 67. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Dorothea Benton Frank

Sullivan's Island (1999) 984 exemplares
Plantation (2001) 716 exemplares
Isle of Palms (2003) 699 exemplares
Pawleys Island (2005) 689 exemplares
Shem Creek (2004) 666 exemplares
Bulls Island (2008) 634 exemplares
Full of Grace (2006) 602 exemplares
Return to Sullivans Island (2004) 593 exemplares
The Land of Mango Sunsets (2007) 592 exemplares
The Hurricane Sisters (2014) 589 exemplares
The Last Original Wife: A Novel (2013) 574 exemplares
Folly Beach (2011) 527 exemplares
Porch Lights (2012) 516 exemplares
Lowcountry Summer (2010) 515 exemplares
The Christmas Pearl (1672) 426 exemplares

Associated Works

Reunion Beach: Stories Inspired by Dorothea Benton Frank (2021) — Contribuidor — 106 exemplares


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I was looking for books set around Hilton Head and landed on this. I couldn’t make it through. I tried. It sounds awful, but I could not make myself care about these characters. The plot was also pretty predictable.
jnoshields | 14 outras críticas | Apr 10, 2024 |
journaled bookbox; light Christmas story that takes place over 3 days in the Charleston, South Carolina home of the family matriarch, Theodora, and her family of "malcontents" as she refers to her children, grand and great grandchildren. On the 23rd, her housekeeper/cook is called away to the birth of her first grandchild & arranges for a friend to fill in. Theodora dreams of her childhood Christmases & the role their Gullah housekeeper, Pearl, had in it. In the morning, in long deceased Pearl sweeps in the door, in a swirl of fog. She and Theodora work together to get the family on their feet again, using some help from the spirits above and a pinch of Gullah magic. It's truly a Christmas like Theodora remembers!… (mais)
nancynova | 26 outras críticas | Feb 10, 2024 |
A story of miracles in one dysfunctional family. A typical Christmas theme. Goodreads: Theodora is the matriarch of a family that, in her opinion, has grown into a bunch of truculent knuckleheads. They've all come together to South Carolina to celebrate Christmas. But this Christmas looks nothing like the extravagant, homey Christmases Theodora grew up with. What happened to the days when the holiday spirit meant tables groaning with home cooked goodies, over?the?top decorations, and long chats in front of the fire with Pearl, her grandmother's housekeeper/manager/caterer/psychiatrist/best friend? Luckily someone hears Theodora's plea for help and Merle (possibly Pearl?) arrives, pockets filled with Gullah magic and common sense to straighten everyone out. (less)… (mais)
bentstoker | 26 outras críticas | Jan 26, 2024 |
Not as good as past books. Events were too unbelieveable. Goodreads: In this thoughtful, timely, humorous, and bighearted tale, perennial New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank examines what happens when a young sophisticated Chicagoan falls for the owner of a farm on Johns Island, a lush Lowcountry paradise off the coast of South Carolina-trading the bustle of a cosmopolitan city for the vagaries of a small southern town.
bentstoker | 19 outras críticas | Jan 26, 2024 |



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