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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,140 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dorothea Benton Frank Narrator: Dorothea Benton Frank Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Of the many barrier islands that pepper the coast of South Carolina's Lowcountry, Pawleys Island, the arrogantly shabby family playground for generations, might be the most mysterious and charming of them all. It is here and in the surrounding area that Dorothea Benton Frank has placed her latest Lowcountry tale, Pawleys Island.

Meet Huey Valentine, the owner of Gallery Valentine, catering to interior decorators and, heaven save us, tourists. Huey resides on his family plantation on the shores of the Waccamaw River, where he cares for his mother, Miss Olivia, a wise and irresistible octogenarian. And meet Huey's great friend Abigail Thurmond, retired attorney from Columbia, who has laid claim to her family's home on Pawleys Island. Huey and Abigail are complacent in their fat and sassy lives until the stormy advent of the artist Rebecca Simms.

Rebecca has been catapulted from her home, her marriage, and her children. She has escaped to Pawleys Island to hide herself from herself. But after Miss Olivia pries Rebecca's secrets from her, Huey and especially Abigail are challenged to reenter life outside the dream state their idyllic geography evokes. They will see that Rebecca has her day in court, but they never expect to provoke a national forum for discussion.

With characteristic humor and a full cast of eccentric and wonderfully lovable characters, Dorothea Benton Frank brings us her most honest and entertaining story to date. People have secrets they never want anyone to know. People have pasts they would prefer be left out of conversation. In Frank's nimble hands, it all comes spilling out to be examined and reconciled.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ann | 2/18/2014

    " Another intriguing look into the lowcountry tales of South Carolina. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Karen B | 2/1/2014

    " Chick lit for sure, but funny at times and an overall good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linda | 2/1/2014

    " Enjoyed this one -- will read others by her as soon as I can fit them in! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nancy | 1/29/2014

    " I love her accounts of the people and places of the South Carolina low country. Having lived in Charleston (James Island), it takes me back. This is a very realistic and touching story that weaves the tragedies in many lives with the importance of the love and devotion of true friends. An inspiring read. "

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