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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,901 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dorothea Benton Frank Narrator: Robin Miles Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9780062072528
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Experience the wild beauty and sultry magic of New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank’s Carolina Lowcountry—where the pull of family is as powerful as the ocean tides, and love can strike faster than lightening in summer.

Folly Beach is the land of Cate Cooper’s childhood, the place where all the ghosts of her past roam freely. Cate never thought she’d wind up in a tiny cottage on this breathtakingly lovely strip of coast. But circumstances have changed, leaving Cate homeless, broke, and unmoored.

Yet Folly Beach holds more than just memories. Once upon a time another woman found unexpected bliss and comfort within its welcoming arms. An artist, writer, and colleague of the revered George Gershwin, Dorothy Heyward enjoyed the greatest moments of her life at Folly with her beloved husband, DuBose. Though the Heywards are long gone, their passion and spirit linger in every mango sunset and gentle ocean breeze.

For Cate, Folly also holds the promise of unexpected fulfillment. Folly Beach doesn’t just hold the girl she once was … it also holds the promise of the woman she’s always wanted—and is finally ready—to become.

Filled with irresistible charm, saucy wit, and lush atmosphere, Folly Beach is vintage Dorothea Benton Frank.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Full of laughter, insight, and mystery…a do-not-miss novel.” 

    Patti Callahan Henry, author of The Perfect Love Song

  • “Frank’s latest novel displays a rare talent that fans will welcome…There’s a certain authenticity to the lives Frank tells that will resonate with many women. Frank’s telling of this tale will help readers celebrate love and sexuality after 60.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Frank’s lush and literary paean to her beloved Low Country provides a romantic glimpse into an artistic past.” 

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 2/16/2014

    " Dorothy Benton Frank is on my list of favorite authors. Enjoy her books so much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Wiseman | 2/10/2014

    " EXCELLENT BOOK!!! Dorothea Benton Frank's extensive research for this book makes it very interesting as well as entertaining with her fabulous sense of humor!!! If you have not read any of her previous books, this is a GREAT one to start with!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne Bailey | 2/10/2014

    " Although I am not a fan of parallel stories, this was low key but pleasant reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susie | 2/3/2014

    " I had a hard time starting this book and almost put it down. After the first couple of chapters, it began to keep my interest and turned out to be a very good novel, not the usual story line. I loved the "aunts". A good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine Sandy | 1/22/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book as I have every book I've ever read by this author. Makes me want to visit that area. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/20/2014

    " Could not get into this book either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Castillo | 1/19/2014

    " Slow going, was ok. Not bad but not great either. I am really hard to please lately. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pernette | 1/19/2014

    " Not my favorite book by this author. however, I hung in there and am glad I finished the book. Interesting story about Dorothy Heyward. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Mcculloch | 1/4/2014

    " realky enjoyed this book...as all of the dorothea benton frank books..you really get taken away to the place..this time folly beach. and i love how her main characters always are so sassy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eleanor | 12/12/2013

    " Very easy read, enjoyed the Low Country and Charleston Renaissance history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth G | 11/28/2013

    " A good book, but probably my least favorite of her novels. I really could have done without the play in the book. I'm not sure it added anything to the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cherie Foster | 11/26/2013

    " Cozy beach read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Hadley | 9/17/2013

    " I loved how they combined this play within a novel. An enjoyable line and the author interwove the two story lines seamlessly. I want to read more about Dorothy and Dubose Heyward now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie Hendricks | 9/3/2013

    " July 2011 Book Club selection. Okay book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 9/3/2013

    " A little disappointed with this one. I really couldn't get into the in-story play, so the book was disjointed and I spent more time skimming than reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 9/1/2013

    " It was cute... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosanne Vogel | 7/21/2013

    " This is a beach read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 7/18/2013

    " I loved this book. Was it a little far fetched at times? Yes. But isn't that what makes a good story? Bringing real life characters into the book and having those de ja vu moments were great. It makes me want to read up on Dorothy & Dubose. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 2/2/2013

    " I love the low country, Pat Conroy, happy endings, and female driven narratives but this book still didn't make the cut for me. It came off as sanguine, shallow, with a handful of enjoyable moments. My expectations were just too high. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 1/28/2013

    " 3 1/2 stars. Sweet story, easy read...a notch above a beach read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 1/10/2013

    " Dottie Frank's books are always delightful and perfect for light summer reading. I finished this one in two days and learned a lot about Dorothy and DuBose Heyword. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth | 10/29/2012

    " Couldn't even finish this book, it was so lame! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly Martin | 8/31/2012

    " Fun beach read with the added extra of a little history about the Charleston Renaissance. I want to see Porgy and Bess now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 7/10/2012

    " Everything was just too perfect and everything turned out too well. Got a little boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gina Petrossi | 1/10/2012

    " Good book but nowhere near as good as her others. too predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 1/10/2012

    " Not a bad story, the flash back made the plot much more interesting. the main plot was very predictable, tho, and not memorable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky | 7/11/2011

    " Enjoyed the intertwining story lines. ....and romance is always good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 6/20/2011

    " Yet again a woman in middle age loses "everything" and moves to Lowcountry South Carolina. However, the plot always intrigues, and Frank is good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niki | 6/12/2011

    " I loved this book!!! It's two stories in one, but they are intertwined and both are set in Folly Beach. The first story is during World War II. The second is modern day. Great look at love and loss, loyalty and responsibility to family versus your own happiness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 6/5/2011

    " I like this book and I will read more of her books. "

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About the Author
Author Dorothea Benton Frank

Dorothea Benton Frank is the New York Times bestselling author of Bulls Island, The Christmas Pearl, The Land of Mango Sunsets, Full of Grace, Pawleys Island, Shem Creek, Isle of Palms, Plantation, Sullivan’s Island, and Return to Sullivans Island. She has appeared on the Today show, Parker Ladd’s Book Talk, and many local network-affiliated television stations. She is a frequent speaker on creative writing and the creative process for students of all ages and in private venues, such as the National Arts Club, the Junior League of New York, Friends of the Library, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Before she began her writing career, Ms. Frank was involved extensively in the arts and education and in raising awareness and funding for various nonprofits in New Jersey and New York. Born and raised on Sullivan’s Island in South Carolina, she currently divides her time between New Jersey and South Carolina.

About the Narrator

Robin Miles began her audiobook narration in 1994 covering many different genres and has won twenty-six AudioFile Earphones awards. In 2014 she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in the Inspirational/Faith-Based Nonfiction category. Her film and television credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic’s Tales from the Wild, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She regularly gives seminars to members of SAG and AFTRA actors’ unions, and in 2005 she started Narration Arts Workshop in New York City, offering audiobook recording classes and coaching. She holds a BA degree in Theater Studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.