Synopses & Reviews
Pat Conroy called Dorothea Benton Frank’s debut, Sullivan’s Island
, “hilarious and wise,” while Anne Rivers Siddons declared that it “roars with life.” Now Frank evokes a lush plantation in the heart of modern-day South Carolina—where family ties and hidden truths run as deep and dark as the mighty Edisto River…
Caroline Wimbley Levine always swore she’d never go home again. But now, at her brother’s behest, she has returned to South Carolina to see about Mother—only to find that the years have not changed the Queen of Tall Pines Plantation. Miss Lavinia is as maddeningly eccentric as ever—and absolutely will not suffer the questionable advice of her children. This does not surprise Caroline. Nor does the fact that Tall Pines is still brimming with scandals and secrets, betrayals and lies. But she soon discovers that something is different this time around. It lies somewhere in the distance between her and her mother—and in her understanding of what it means to come home…
"Filled with entertaining characters and lots of humor." The State
- Columbia, SC
"Think Terry McMillan meets Rebecca Wells by way of the Deep South and you'll be barking up the right bayou." The Mirror (UK)
Pat Conroy called Dorothea Benton Frank's debut, Sullivan's Island, "hilarious and wise," while Anne Rivers Siddons declared that it "roars with life." Here, Frank evokes a lush plantation in the heart of modern-day South Carolina-where family ties and hidden truths run as deep and dark as the mighty Edisto River.
Set in the steamy, stormy landscape of South Carolina, Sullivan's Island
marks the debut of an exquisitely talented writer--and tells the unforgettable story of one woman's courageous journey toward truth.
Born and raised on idyllic Sullivan's Island, Susan Hayes navigated through her turbulent childhood with humor, spunk, and characteristic Southern sass. But years later, she is a conflicted woman with an unfaithful husband, a sometimes resentful teenage daughter, and a heart that aches with painful, poignant memories. And as Susan faces her uncertain future, she realizes she must go back to her past. To the beachfront house where her sister welcomes her with open arms. To a place haunted by long-held secrets and devastating betrayals. To the only place she can truly call home...
About the Author
Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. The New York Times bestselling author of Sullivan's Island, Plantation, and Isle of Palms, she is a nationally recognized volunteer fundraiser for the arts and education, and an advocate of literacy programs and women's issues. She resides in the New York area with her husband and two children.