Synopses & Reviews
With characteristic humor and a full cast of eccentric and wonderfully lovable characters, Dorothea Benton Frank delivers a refreshingly honest and funny novel about an artist who suddenly enters the complacent lives of several Lowcountry locals - and turns them upside down. It's a twist-filled tale of friendship, family, and finding happiness by becoming who you are meant to be.
"[A] funny-to-the-bone Southern novel...Incredibly entertaining." - State (Columbia, SC)
"Pawleys Island is imbued with a vivid sense of place that is so appealing that readers may want to pack up the book and head to the Carolina coast." - Boston Globe
"A great summer read as could only be written by a Southern belle." - Sunday Oklahoman
"Fans of the author Dorothea Benton Frank will love [this] novel...The book is humorous, the customs are generations old, the characters are the ones the reader wants to be around, and the locale fits them perfectly." - Charlotte Observer
Hoping to sell some of her watercolors, Becca Sims wanders into the seaside Gallery Valentine, never expecting that her life will be transformed forever by the gallery owner and his best friend, in a new novel set against the backdrop of small-town South Carolina. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
The latest Lowcountry novel from the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Shem Creek." When Becca Sims wanders into the beautiful seaside Gallery Valentine, she has no idea her life is about to be transformed.
About the Author
Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. She is a nationally recognized volunteer fundraiser for the arts and education, and an advocate for literacy programs and women's issues. She resides in the New York area with her husband and two children.