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The Last Original Wife


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ISBN13: 9780062132468
ISBN10: 0062132466
Condition: Standard
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Experience the sultry Southern atmosphere of Atlanta and the magic of the Carolina Lowcountry in this funny and poignant tale of one audacious womans quest to find the love she deserves, from New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank.

Leslie Anne Greene Carter is The Last Original Wife among her husband Wesleys wildly successful Atlanta social set. His cronies have all traded in the mothers of their children they promised to love and cherish—til death did them part—for tanned and toned young Barbie brides.

If losing the social life and close friends she adored wasnt painful enough, a series of setbacks shake Less world and push her to the edge. Shes had enough of playing the good wife to a husband who thinks hes doing her a favor by keeping her around. Shes not going to waste another minute on people she doesnt care to know. Now, shes going to take some time for herself—in the familiar comforts and stunning beauty of Charleston, her beloved hometown. In her brothers stately historic home, shes going to reclaim the carefree girl who spent lazy summers sharing steamy kisses with her first love on Sullivans Island. Along Charlestons live oak- and palmetto-lined cobblestone streets, under the Lowcountrys dazzling blue sky, Les will indulge herself with icy cocktails, warm laughter, divine temptation and bittersweet memories. Daring to listen to her inner voice, she will realize what she wants . . . and find the life of which shes always dreamed.

Told in the alternating voices of Les and Wes, The Last Original Wife is classic Dorothea Benton Frank: an intoxicating tale of family, friendship, self-discovery, and love, that is as salty as a Lowcountry breeze and as invigorating as a dip in Carolina waters on a sizzling summer day.

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Bestselling author DOROTHEA BENTON FRANK

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Silvers Reviews, June 18, 2013 (view all comments by Silvers Reviews)
Ok all you wonderful ladies who stayed home and took care of a husband and your will love this book. It is simply delightful, just like the author whom I had the pleasure of meeting.

Leslie Carter was a stay-at-home wife/mother who pinched pennies all her life and was starting to wonder why she did. She was tired of being unappreciated and taken for granted especially when she accidentally found a bank statement her husband, Wesley, never allowed her to see that had a balance of 22 million dollars. Yes....22 million....she couldn't believe it.

Leslie decided she needed a vacation from Wesley to cool off. First from the accident she had in Edinburgh which Wesley was so indifferent about and now all this secret money. She knew the best place to go was her brother's in Charleston, their childhood city. Leslie found more than she expected once she arrived.

You will love Leslie for how genuine she is, how believable she is, and how brave she is to finally do something to make herself happy. definitely will dislike Wesley as well as their two children because of their selfishness and disregard for anyone but themselves.

The book has great descriptions both of the characters and the landscapes of the Lowcountry. It is a sweet, homey read and will make you think about your family and your relationships in a new light or simply make you happy or unhappy about where you are in your own life. It will have you doing some introspection as well as having a good laugh. The ending is awesome.

I truly enjoyed this book. This is the second book of Ms. Benton Frank's that I have read, and I am very happy with both of them. The content makes me want to read all of her books.

I received this book without compensation and free of charge from the publisher in return for an honest review.
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Frank, Dorothea Benton
William Morrow & Company
General Fiction
Literature-A to Z
Literature-Contemporary Women
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9 x 6 x 1.17 in 22.8 oz

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