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Dorothea Benton Frank (1951–2019)

Teoksen Sullivan's Island tekijä

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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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Sullivan's Island (1999) 978 kappaletta
Plantation (2001) 712 kappaletta
Isle of Palms (2003) 697 kappaletta
Pawleys Island (2005) 687 kappaletta
Shem Creek (2004) 663 kappaletta
Bulls Island (2008) 627 kappaletta
Full of Grace (2006) 600 kappaletta
The Land of Mango Sunsets (2007) 589 kappaletta
Return to Sullivans Island (2004) 588 kappaletta
The Hurricane Sisters (2014) 581 kappaletta
The Last Original Wife: A Novel (2013) 566 kappaletta
Folly Beach (2011) 522 kappaletta
Porch Lights (2012) 513 kappaletta
Lowcountry Summer (2010) 510 kappaletta
The Christmas Pearl (1672) 424 kappaletta

Associated Works

Reunion Beach: Stories Inspired by Dorothea Benton Frank (2021) — Avustaja — 105 kappaletta

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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!… (lisätietoja)
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nancynova | 26 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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)… (lisätietoja)
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bentstoker | 26 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.
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bentstoker | 19 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 26, 2024 |
Goodreads: New York Times-bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank returns to the American South in this latest novel about friendship and love that is full of heart, humor, and rich description.A woman wounded by her past comes to Sullivan's Island, South Carolina to find new meaning in life and to find herself. As she takes up a new hobby of beekeeping, she begins to come into her own and rebuild her life. When a new friend comes in and she finally allows for something more than just "friendship", everyone will realize that life could use a little taste of sweetness.In what is sure to be another classic, Dorothea Benton Frank weaves a fun tale of self-discovery, love, and friendship with her signature charming wit, indelible poignancy, and hallmark themes.… (lisätietoja)
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bentstoker | 19 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 26, 2024 |



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