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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,976 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dorothea Benton Frank Narrator: Robin Miles Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Dorothea Benton Frank is a native of the South whose novels vividly capture the wild beauty, laid-back atmosphere, earthy characters, and charming eccentricities of life in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Written with compelling honesty and emotional depth, her stories have touched readers from coast to coast and propelled her to the top ranks of bestsellerdom nationwide.

Now this remarkable writer revisits some of her most unforgettable characters in this enchanting story sure to make you laugh and cry. Return with her to Tall Pines Plantation in this sequel to her beloved bestseller Plantation.

When Caroline Wimbley Levine returned to Tall Pines Plantation, she never expected to make peace with long-buried truths about herself and her family. The Queen of Tall Pines, her late mother, was a force of nature, but now she is gone, leaving Caroline and the rest of the family uncertain of who will take her place.

In the lush South Carolina countryside, old hurts, betrayals, and dark secrets will surface, and a new generation will rise along the banks of the mighty Edisto River.

Wonderfully evocative, infused with humor and poignancy, and rich with the lyrical cadences of the South, Lowcountry Summer is vintage Dorothea Benton Frank, a deeply moving novel you’ll want to savor and share.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Seriously hilarious. Lowcountry Summer is also an incredibly poignant story of the relationship between a brother and sister. As only she can, Dorothea Benton Frank shows how we can survive loss, and explores the strong emotions home and family inspire. Get ready to laugh and cry.”

    Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help

  • Lowcountry Summer has it all: a sassy, lovable narrator; great, believable characters; laugh-out-loud lines; page-turning action; and surprising plot twists. In other words, it’s Dorothea Benton Frank at her best.”

    Cassandra King, author of Queen of Broken Hearts

  • “A reader need only close her eyes for a moment to feel that thick-sticky heat, smell the wild salt marshes…Frank’s stuff is never escapist fluff—it’s the real deal.”

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • “Here’s one for the Southern gals as well as Yankees who appreciate Frank’s signature mix of sass, sex, and gargantuan personalities…Below the always funny theatrics, however, is a compelling saga of loss and acceptance. When Frank nails it, she really nails it, and she does so here.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A richly atmospheric tale of a loving, if dysfunctional, southern family.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jewett | 2/17/2014

    " I think I liked Pawley's Island a little better, but this was really interesting also. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katy | 2/16/2014

    " Dorothea Frank wrote another outstanding novel about a quirky family and how they band together as they face issues of alcoholism, family separation, sudden and violent death of a favorite friend, and teen promiscuity. And, how they come to terms with how their mother raised them to face these situations. Good reflections and wonderful descriptions of the Edisto River lowcountry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lyn | 2/14/2014

    " Funny,sad book revisiting family from Plantation novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angelic | 1/24/2014

    " this book was interesting i enjoyed reading it... i loved the gossipy take on things and the high society of Caroline fit her character the omg moments kept me reading, the sad events kept me reading, the drama kept me reading and the happy ending made me smile.... all in all a good read.... "

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