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characters Lowcountry Summer Lowcountry Tales #7 109 Dorothea Benton Frank is a native of the South whose novels vividly capture the wild beauty laid back atmosphere earthy characters and charming eccentricities of life in South Carolina's Lowcountry Written with compelling honesty and emotional depth her stories have touched readers from coast to coast and propelled her to the top ranks of bestsellerdom nationwide Now this remarkable writer revisits so. After three long weeks spent with Dorothea Benton Franks newest release Lowcountry Summer A Plantation Novel I finally finished it last night I ve been a Frank fan since her first novel Sullivan s Island was published She is a true southern author with almost all of her books set along South Carolina s coastline I have read all of her books and enjoyed each one until this one I m not sure exactly why I didn t particularly like Lowcountry Summer While I loved main character Caroline Wimbley in Franks second novel Plantation she somehow fell flat in this seuel Broken following her divorce and her mother s death Caroline was a sympathetic character in Plantation In Lowcountry Summer she comes across as a snotty unfeeling and archaic stereotype of a southern lady Lowcountry Summer takes place ten years after the events in Plantation That time frame has removed Caroline from the devastation she felt at losing her mother and failing in her marriage Rather than growing older and wiser she seems almost immature in this novelAnother problem I had with the novel was its lack of a cohesive plot Ostensibly the premise is Caroline s brother Trip s ongoing family issues His estranged wife Frances Mae is still causing trouble for the Wimbley family made worse by her ongoing alcoholism After she is shipped off to an Intervention style recovery center in California Trip and his live in girlfriend Rusty attempt to care for Trip s four daughters They need help with the rebellious teenagers and spoiled youngest daughter of course from Aunt Caroline with varying results I felt as though the action of the novel was far removed from the main character although Caroline involves herself heavily in Trip s family life it seemed staged and unrealistic The plot just didn t flow for meAnother issue I had with the novel was its annoying plot twist with a death no spoiler just a warning that seemed entirely unnecessary to me It was as though Frank simply couldn t think of a way to make the last half of the novel interesting so she threw in a death to mix things up Frank does many things beautifully descriptive setting southern dialogue and usually interesting character portraits But none of those could save her eleventh novel I love the idea of returning to characters written about years ago Franks Return to Sullivan s Island was an excellent example of how seuels can work perfectly I drooled over it Literally the recipes and food described sounded unbelievably good I m still a die hard Frank fan and I ll continue reading her novels as soon as they come out I just wouldn t recommend this as a good example of what she s capable of writing

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characters Lowcountry Summer Lowcountry Tales #7 109 Me of her most unforgettable characters in this enchanting new story sure to make you laugh and cry Return with her to Tall Pines Plantation in this long awaited seuel to her beloved bestseller Plantation When Caroline Wimbley Levine returned to Tall Pines Plantation she never expected to make peace with long buried truths about herself and her family The ueen of Tall Pines her late mother was a force. I would highly recommend that you read Plantation Lowcountry Tales 2 before reading this book Much of my enjoyment came from recalling the characters that had appeared in Plantation Although it had been a while since I had read Plantation I had made notes about the characters and referred to those notes uite often while reading Lowcountry Summer Recalling just how all of the characters interacted in Plantation gave me tremendous enjoyment

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characters Lowcountry Summer Lowcountry Tales #7 109 Of nature but now she is gone leaving Caroline and the rest of the family uncertain of who will take her place In the lush South Carolina countryside old hurts betrayals and dark secrets will surface and a new generation will rise along the banks of the mighty Edisto River Wonderfully evocative infused with humor and poignancy and rich with the lyrical cadences of the South Lowcountry Summer is vinta. Family dynamics galore The characters have been introduced in another novel but this takes the brothersister relationship to another level There is not a dull moment in this story

  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • Lowcountry Summer Lowcountry Tales #7
  • Dorothea Benton Frank
  • en
  • 04 November 2020
  • 9780061961175