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Isle of Palms By Dorothea Benton Frank Isle of Palms Anna Lutz Abbot considers herself independent and happy until one steamy summer when she must find a way to deal with the secrets of her unpredictable family and her past

  • Title: Isle of Palms
  • Author: Dorothea Benton Frank
  • ISBN: 9780425200100
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Paperback
  • Isle of Palms By Dorothea Benton Frank Anna Lutz Abbot considers herself independent and happy, until one steamy summer when she must find a way to deal with the secrets of her unpredictable family and her past.
    Isle of Palms By Dorothea Benton Frank

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    1. Debbie on said:

      I enjoyed this book as I have enjoyed other books by Dorothea benton Frank There are great characters, a good story, and most of all I love the low country and the references to places I know But there were also several things I didn t like about the book The beginning starts off awkwardly with the main character, Anna, addressing the reader directly Get yourself a cup of tea, I m gonna tell you a tale Really tacky Then several times throughout the book, also very awkwardly, the narrator switche [...]

    2. Judi Anne on said:

      Anna Lutz Abbott grew up in a family plagued with dysfunction In addition, the death of her mother shaped the rest of her life Pregnant by date rape at her senior prom, she quickly marries Jim, her best friend, who is gay and together they raise daughter Emily After 10 years they both agree that they love each other dearly but they must move on Anna and Emily move from Charleston to a small beach house on the Isle of Palms Anna and Jim remain close friends and it is Jim who comes to the rescue w [...]

    3. Marleen on said:

      This was such a delightful read I absolutely loved the story line and the characters Dorothea Benton Frank rarely disappoints as she writes about what she knows best the low country, Charleston and surrounding islands and the people who call it home Indeed, ISLE OF PALMS, is set in the author s beloved birthplace region and is a tribute to everything from its salty marshes to its eccentric inhabitants Frank provides equal parts drama, southern heritage and razor sharp one liners.The main charact [...]

    4. MaryNell on said:

      Eech This HAD to be her first book as there were glimmers of the stories, characters and writing to come Where was her editor I ve enjoyed her other beach books about life in the Carolina Low country, but this was all over the place.

    5. Debby on said:

      I am a big fan of Dorothea Benton Frank s Lowcountry Tales books I always look forward to reading one of her books because they are like a Calgon take me away reading experience She is one amazing storyteller and the characters in her books are so real that you feel for them withem Isle of Palms, in my opinion, is Frank s at her best The cast of characters and the story were so captivating, I didn t want the book to end I highly recommend reading Isle of Palms and, for that matter, every other b [...]

    6. Amy Collins on said:

      Dorothea Benton Frank always creates endearing characters, and this book is no exception The protagonist in this story overcomes major losses and trauma for her girlhood and teen years, and in her late 30 s, finally gives herself permission to begin living life by her own rules She s bold and vulnerable as she takes chances, builds a sense of community and family among her neighbors, workmates and close friends, and learns to trust herself She manages to reconcile the ghosts of the past and allo [...]

    7. Sandi on said:

      While flying home from vacationing in Hawaii, I pulled out this book to continue reading At one point I actually laughed out loud on the plane and the flight attendant said to me, I ve got to get that book because I m watching you having so much fun reading it If I d been able to finish it on the flight, I would have given it to her when I got off the plane It was a very enjoyable read so I m looking for another of her books.

    8. Cindy on said:

      The characters in this Lowcountry novel reminded me of the characters in Sullivan s Island Where they give you feeling of being just slightly over the top The story was better though There was substance to it and the storyline was a little interesting, even if I didn t like the cast.

    9. Elizabeth Christmas on said:

      Read this while at the beach Isle of Palms It was a good read and interesting to see the places that were in the book The characters were mostly believable but for the ones that lingered close to the edge the suspension of reality really, don t all works of fiction require some disconnection from real life kicked in Over all, enjoyable and I d read it again.

    10. Patricia on said:

      I enjoyed the book very much Have read most of her books, like the way she carries her characters on through several books.

    11. Mike Radice on said:

      What a powerful ending I loved the whole book, and also the creativity of sprinkling the first person perspectives of a couple of old timers from the island who knew the history.

    12. Carol on said:

      Not my usual read I like a good mysteryThe story is about Anna Lutz Abbott.She tells of her journey after leaving her beloved Isle of Palms and her bitter sweet return

    13. Cindy on said:

      Lots of endearing characters, heartfelt life musings, in a gorgeous settinga perfect book to escape into

    14. Lori on said:

      I was encouraged to pick this book up due to positive reviews I heardThis is another story of a woman seeking her own little place back on the island where she lived as a young girl The tragedy of her mother s death and installation of her severe grandmother coupled with a move from said island left her sad A violence and resulting pregnancy further messes up her heart There is an entourage of friends, gay ex husband, wise woman from her girlhood and of course ,the freaky boss and unlovely mothe [...]

    15. Kshydog on said:

      Enjoyed the setting of beach life on the coast, the over the top parties and decorated beauty salon, the humor among friends, the realization that friendship is so important and her look at sex at a later time in life I respected her idea of marrying her gay friend to create a family with her rape pregnancy Disagreed that her college daughter was still not told about it yet Got the humor of seeing her Dad getting involved but it creates that continuing of older man and a younger lady lover The s [...]

    16. Jennifer Morefield on said:

      I loved this story I listened to the audio version The narrator was wonderful The story drew me in I really enjoy the southern style along the ocean front Just a good story with wonderful characters It was plausible I ve read 4 or 5 by Dorothea Benton Frank I have really enjoyed them Not my first by her and definitely not my last.

    17. Lynnette on said:

      This is better than average for this type of book about a girl making her way back to the beach community she loved while growing up It goes back to a childhood tragedy and then to the present where she realizes that she needs to break out of her shell This author can be a bitwordy book could have ended way before she decided to stop writing

    18. IrishFan on said:

      This one was very slow for me for the first 200 pages or so then the story picked up I m not quite sure why she had Miss Mavis giving her side of the story a few chapters, she didn t really add much I thought by having her in there, Mavis would tell her about her mother and what she was like I did like the ending Good series so far.

    19. Heather on said:

      This was a good book It took me a while to get into it but once I did I couldn t put it down I wasn t sure I was going to like it at first but stick with it the story is good.

    20. Diane Johnson on said:

      Interesting storyGreat story about family and friends Several storylines in one Having been to Isle of Palms made it even ennoiyable.

    21. Denise on said:

      I really like Dorothea Frank s books and highly recommend any of her stories as a light summer read, her stories are easy to read, you ll care about the characters and not everything is always rosy and bright which leads to the believe ability of her characters BUT while her story ideas are great the further along in the book I get the I find myself going did I miss something It reminds me of someone writing as fast as they can to get down all of the ideas that keep popping up in their heads th [...]

    22. Christine on said:

      Each year I like to pick an author and read everything I can by them This year s pick is Dorothea Benton Frank and she s coming here to town to a local bookstore in June and I can t even wait I m reading her Lowcountry Tales and I have to say, after this one, I m in love First of all, my favorite place in the United States is the Charleston area So it s so fun to read these books and spend some time in that beautiful place I also am beginning to really love these characters Although the three bo [...]

    23. Kath on said:

      I read a lot, and I enjoy most of the books I read, but every now and then there s one that leaves me saying wow I just finished reading Isle of Palms by Dorothea Benton Frank Someone recommended to me and said it was very funny While I found it amusing at times, it wasn t LOL funny like the Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich It was just a really fabulous human interest kind of storyA lot of the books I read are action adventure or Sci fi I mostly don t read any of the genre called Chic Lit [...]

    24. Dana on said:

      Anna Abbott grew up on the Isle of Palms IOP and moved away when her mother died and her emotionally cold grandmother and controlling father took her to Mount Pleasant to live However the IOP has been in Anna s heart for a long time Anna was date raped at her senior prom and has a daughter, Emily.Anna married her best friend Jim who is gay and for 10 years they raised Emily together Emily has just finished her first year in college and Anna decides to buy a small house on IOP And if that is not [...]

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