The Magnolia Story

This eBook includes the full text of the book plus

You are here: Home - Books - Plantation


Plantation

Plantation By Dorothea Benton Frank Plantation 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 mo

  • Title: Plantation
  • Author: Dorothea Benton Frank
  • ISBN: 9780515131086
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback
  • Plantation By Dorothea Benton Frank 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 agaiPat 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
    Plantation By Dorothea Benton Frank

    Plantation Definition of Plantation by Merriam Webster Noun the struggling plantation almost failed during the first winter Recent Examples on the Web Noun Born into slavery around , Louverture worked as a coachman on a plantation in Saint Domingue later Haiti. Plantation Plantation Definition of Plantation by Merriam Webster City of Plantation The Grass is Greener Plantation Preserve Our championship golf course, clubhouse and linear park, open to the public Memberships also available Bulk, Solid Waste Recycle Coach Bulk, solid waste and recycling schedules, information and guidelines Get the free Recycle Coach app, too News Information. Plantation Definition of Plantation at Dictionary a usually large farm or estate, especially in a tropical or semitropical country, on which cotton, tobacco, coffee, sugar cane, or the like is cultivated, usually by resident laborers a group of planted trees or plants.

    • Plantation Best Read || [Dorothea Benton Frank]
      148 Dorothea Benton Frank

    One thought on “Plantation

    1. Kimberly on said:

      The characters in Plantation are fantastic Love them Miss Lavinia or not Frances Mae , they are all vividly portrayed and intriguing Certain characters reminded me so much of members of my own family, especially Trip s brood I probably shouldn t say that, haha Frank s descriptions of the ACE Basin are so colorful and graphic you can feel the mugginess in the air, taste Miss Sweetie s strawberry jam, and smell Miss Lavinia s roses This is one of the few books I ve read that emotes both humor and [...]

    2. Carolyn on said:

      I ve read several excellent novels set in the Low Country of the U.S Southeast roughly, along the tidal coast between Charleston and Savannah by three authors Pat Conroy, Anne Rivers Siddons, and Dorothea Benton Frank Though a long way from being a native, I m familiar with the territory because my husband grew up in Savannah and one of my brothers has lived in the Charleston area for 45 years or so As with the others, this book s characters are so richly drawn I felt as if I knew them as well a [...]

    3. Gloria on said:

      This may have even been better than Sullivan s Island, which was the first Frank book for me It was so clever and funny, but yet so poignant The characters were so well developed it was a really fun read, for sure Hmmm, which Dorothea Benton Frank book I will tackle next

    4. Judi Anne on said:

      I picked this novel up at a local library book sale for 25 cents and I got a big surprise when I opened the book and started reading I couldn t stop turning the pages of this mesmerizing story of a family in distress in the Low Country, which are the islands surrounding Charleston, SC As I was reading this wonderful novel I couldn t help thinking the the writing style seemed similar to a cross between Pat Conroy and Fannie Flag, two popular southern authors This novel will be a revisit for anyon [...]

    5. Anne(Booklady) Molinarolo on said:

      I love Dorothea Benton Frank She always writes wonderful stories with very strong women characters and Plantation is no exception Millie is wonderful with her fiery personality and her Gullah dialect and her potions She is a great sidekick to Miss Lavinia, the Queen of Tall Pines Miss Lavinia is eccentric as they come She rules her little world with a strict discipline Miss Manners must be proud She is irreverent She is funny She is warm when she wants to be And she loves to have fun and loves h [...]

    6. Clare on said:

      One star is too many for this book In the spirit of full disclosure, I need to say that I could not get past the first 100 pages before I put it down in disgust The author relies on stereotypes a pregnant woman thinks she is going to have a girl because she craves pink food , improbablities a woman says nothing to her husband after calling his hotel room and his jealous ex wife answers the phone , and misinformation the information shared regarding learning disabilites is misleading and just pla [...]

    7. Stacy on said:

      moves right to the top of my listn t wait for Lowcontry Summer God Bless Dottie Frank

    8. Christina on said:

      Nice easy read I liked it a lotwas it a five star read heavens, no, but it was an entertaining easy read where I didn t need to think at all so it was just the book to get me out of my reading slump.It dragged a wee bit for the last third, but then don t all things drag a bit in the South 2 and a half star readI gave it the extra half here on good reads, because it helped me get out of my reading slump.

    9. Amanda on said:

      I really enjoyed reading this book, until the end not that the ending was badI just don t care for sad endings The whole book tended to be on the humorous side but the ending took a turn for the serious that didn t really mesh with the tone of the rest of the book The main character, Caroline, deals with major life changes with a quick wit and sassy southern charm She grows up idolizing her father who was taken away from the family far too early Caroline is left with her brother while her mother [...]

    10. Marcia on said:

      Plantation by Dorothea Benton Frank has been on the gotta get to this book list for some time Now that a follow up book, Lowcountry Summer, has just come out, I figured it was time to get to Plantation which I had downloaded to my Kindle last year.Plantation was a story of a family finding its true self again after years of misinterpretations and misunderstandings I enjoyed seeing Caroline Wimbley Levine find her true heart and home, although it seemed at times that she certainly was taking a lo [...]

    11. Alyce Joines on said:

      An eyes wide open look at mother daughter relationships, Plantation introduces us to Caroline Wimbley Levine who left her southern home for the big city, married and had a son She also left behind her mother, Miss Lavinia, and her brother, Trip Caroline comes back to the plantation after both call her with wildly varying stories of an incident in which Miss Lavinia fired a gun at Trip Finding the truth behind this story and many others which Caroline had believed since she was a child gives her [...]

    12. Jacqui on said:

      I love the molasses y southerness of this book the music of the speech, the visceral presence of the setting, the irreverent reverence of Mother, the slow waltz of character interplay.And it was the perfect book for this moment in my life warning sort of spoiler alert for next paragraph Having just been blind sided by the sudden death of my mother, I, like Caroline in the novel, find myself stopped short by brief glimpses of her presence I ll see it out of the corner of my eye There I am, dresse [...]

    13. Linda on said:

      I have read several books by Dorothea Benton Frank that I have enjoyed very much However, I did not like Plantation as much as the others The story is good, a grown daughter returning to South Carolina to care for her mother, however I never really connected with the daughter She seemed to behave in ways that didn t seem in character The descriptions of the Low Country of South Carolina are very well done The loving and devoted housekeeper was funny and delightful, my favorite character in the b [...]

    14. Natalie on said:

      A masterpiece in what I would call character driven fiction Much like my own writing, it s not the plot points that sell this as much as the characters, think Fanny Flagg but faster moving fiction The mother in this novel is one of the best female characters I ve seen in a long time and quite original, warm, funny, inviting It s told from the daughter s point of view in first person You will bawl your eyes out towards the end when the mother holds her last great Hurrah in her pontoon boat on the [...]

    15. Meg on said:

      Shit on this book It s my own fault that I kept going, but I felt it was pretty good until 350 pages or so I couldn t stop when I was that far invested and then it just got so much worse Layers and layers of BS cliche southern woman rediscovering her love of home and freedom from a shit marriage and reacquaintance with her faith Vomit on a stick Just serve me up a 12 pack of American cheese instead I d feel just as disgusted upon finishing I kept thinking if I died while I was reading this, I wo [...]

    16. Cindy on said:

      I guess I d rate this one at 3.5 I liked it better than Sullivan s Island because I felt the story progressed a bit better I am finding an unlikely amount of love interests in her stories It seems that every man these women meet just about fall in love with them and no one ever really seems angry when the romance fizzles And they are always so friendly with each other No hurt feelings or jealousy Seems a bit unrealistic to me, but it was a cute, feel good story none the less.

    17. Joanieg on said:

      I loved this book so much The setting was beautiful, the characters were awesome you either love them or love to hate them , loads of good family drama and a touch of romance Miss Lavinia will make you laugh out loud My favorite DB Frank book so far, but I ve got a lot of her books to go yet One of my very favorite authors.

    18. Susan Willingham on said:

      I should have read this one first, but I accidently read Lowcountry Summer first which is the continuing story of the Wimbley family I love Miss Lavinia, owner of the plantation She is an exact copy of my mother in law Perfect manners, everything served in just the right way, with the perfect linens, dishes, and goblets Lots of humor and sarcasm galore.

    19. Lorna on said:

      I loved Frank s Sullivan Island so I thought I would love this one too I picked up and put it down, picked it up and put it down Then last week I picked it up again and finished it in two days I love the southern humor and the voodoo herbs This is a fun read once you get past the first couple of chapters it swings into gear and you ll be laughing all the way to the end.

    20. Gwenette on said:

      This book was a big disappointment I had previously read A Lowcountry Summer by the same author, and this is the backstory for the characters, but SO much ridiculousness ensued that I barely made it through the book I ended up disliking most of the main characters.

    21. Debbie on said:

      This is a ten star book I just could not stop reading this book and I really laughed and cried DBF is one of the best story tellers hands down I just wanted this book to go on and on If you are looking for a great summer read HERE IT IS

    22. Sarah on said:

      Somewhere around page 478 of 583 mass paperpack edition , I slammed the book shut Done I read it.

    23. Miandmiksmom on said:

      This was a good bookI love the Southern culture and the story It seemed to go on and on thoughybe because I had too many books that I was excited to read sitting on my bedside table

    24. Connie on said:

      This is a beautiful book that is both touching and funny I loved it I will certainly be reading of Dorthea Benton Frank s work

    25. Susan on said:

      If you are craving a family saga that takes place in the deep South, you will enjoy Plantation by Dorothea Benton Franks This is actually the second book in the Lowcountry Tales series and takes place in South Carolina It is a story of the trials and tribulations of a well to do Southern family who have owned Tall Pines since the original home was built on 5000 acres on the river bank in 1855 This is a home coming Secrets, lies, and scandals have occurred over the decades but the family ties and [...]

    26. Dyann Taylor on said:

      I ve enjoyed the other Lowcountry Tales by Frank that I ve read, and I guess I enjoyed this one as well But the main characters Caroline and Miss Lavinia especially were just two Southern cliches The story dragged on way too long Millie, the housekeeper and practitioner of voodoo medicine, was by far the best character I m glad I read it because I do like this setting But I may take a bit of a break from Frank.

    27. Diane Harris on said:

      I fell in love with Caroline, Lavinia and Trip, and Frank s writing gets better with each book They are not completely formulaic and there are surprises that keep me interested I want to visit each and every setting of her books after I ve read them I dwell in the aura for awhile before I venture to the next book They leave me with such a good feeling Exactly what I desire from a recreational book.

    28. Marilyn on said:

      50 States and At Least 50 Authors 2017 Reading Challenge SOUTH CAROLINA.Family dynamics, money troubles, infidelity, and in a mostly southern setting on an old plantation that has been in the family for generations The matriarch of the family, Miss Lavinia, is a joy as is her friend Millie.

    29. IrishFan on said:

      This was a good 2nd book, although I was hoping for a follow up of the first book s characters I do remember pieces of this book from before when I read this A good story with interesting characters.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *