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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,713 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dorothea Benton Frank Narrator: Susie Breck Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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When Caroline Wimbley Levine learns that her mother, Miss Lavinia, has supposedly gone mad, she leaves the big city bustle of Manhattan and returns to Tall Pines Plantation. Caroline originally left Tall Pines to escape her feisty, eccentric mother and her drunken brother, Trip, but when Miss Lavinia dies, Caroline is forced to come to terms with her family's troubled history as well as her failing relationship with her husband. As Caroline reminisces about her past rebelliousness and her childhood, she realizes that her father's sudden and tragic death many years before served as a catalyst for the family's disintegration. Caroline and Trip also learn that their seemingly selfish and self-assured mother was not so uncaring after all. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 2/19/2014

    " The book did not let me down. It took a litle bit for me to be drawn into the book but once Miss L hooked me in I did not want to put the book down. THe book is rich with true southern charm. I love the rich characters and Miss L Queen of Tall Pines was wonderful.....We should all have a Miss Lavinia in our lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bunny | 2/12/2014

    " Good summer reading....if southern plantation living interests you the writer did a good job. I laughed right out loud over some of the sayings in the book...pretty entertaining.Almost wanted to highlight them to use myself! Also good story line over mother-daughter relationships. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 1/31/2014

    " I enjoyed this quirky family, but thought some things were dragged on too long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danthony74 | 1/29/2014

    " My favorite DBF book. I laughed, I cried, and I would read it again and again. I think I am secretly a Geechy girl "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/27/2014

    " Great family story. Caroline returns to her home after her marriage ends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb | 1/20/2014

    " One of my fav authors. She is wonderful and her books read like butter!!! All of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 1/4/2014

    " I enjoyed this story of a Southern family who are drawn home as their lives become complicated and who are surprised by their own sense of home and family after years of denying that those pulls existed. The book is full of colorful characters trying to make their way through the minefields of mother-daughter struggles, marriage nightmares, age, small-town vs city sensibilities, age, illness and more... Feisty and funny and very touching at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 12/31/2013

    " This one started slow for me but I finished in tears. Wonderful story about family relationships, the power of friendships, mistakes we all make or will make in our lives and, of course, life in the South. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 12/29/2013

    " Ireally like this one so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 12/15/2013

    " First book that ever made me cry, but I laughed too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny Yow | 10/23/2013

    " Great story about the bond between a mother and daughter, no matter what the circumstances. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cary | 10/21/2013

    " Love this SC Low-country tale! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Belinda | 10/11/2013

    " I've read all of Dorthea Benton Frank's books. Easy, entertaining reading....not much depth, but a nice story. Most of her books are based in South Carolina low country, and sometimes the characters in one book are mentioned (but not paraded around) in her other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hayden | 9/25/2013

    " Great beach read in a southern low country setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dina Flores | 8/9/2013

    " Love her writing style. Provides a lot of detail that gives the reader a great setting for her stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirstin Nice | 7/9/2013

    " This was my favorite. I loved the spiritual piece to it and the plantation/old money/low country theme. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Camilla Harrold-lawson | 5/25/2013

    " Excellent weekend read. Love how the author grabs one at the first page and chats merrily along until the ending. Always leaves me wanting more.Good family saga. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cynthia | 9/6/2012

    " After 100 pages I couldn't take it anymore. It's hard to read about characters who can't seem to make a good decision to save their lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 8/8/2012

    " My favorite - have read it several times through the years... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Hingsbergen | 7/7/2012

    " It was a good story. The writing wasn't that great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 T | 3/22/2012

    " Great....loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teri Pre | 8/19/2011

    " Not as good as Sullivan's Island, but enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 6/3/2011

    " I had not read anything from this author before was pleased that this was an easy reading book that held my attention to the very end. It was very very good and I couldn't was to read the sequel...Lowcountry Summer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 5/28/2011

    " Caroline is the daugher of a souther diava 'Miss Lavina'. She leaves her New York home and cheating husband with her son to return to her roots. Nice souther read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 4/28/2011

    " Interesting, but not to a southern woman who has lived this!! It does conirm that we all have the same history South of the Mason Dixon Line! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lori Ann | 4/11/2011

    " Some fun characters from South Carolina low country, but the book is of uneven quality. Quite a bit of drivel from main character. "

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

    " This is one of Frank's earlier novels, and one of my favorites for something fun, something light but not mindless, with an intoxicating, sometimes-sentimental, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, taste of the South. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mich | 3/6/2011

    " just makes me want to hit the beach for vacation~~
    liked it.. like her 'fun' style
    "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emily | 11/23/2010

    " This book barely held my interest and then, about 2/3 way through, it lost it entirely. Simply got a little too moralistic and preachy for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria | 11/4/2010

    " Vicki sent this to me three years ago. Glad I have finally cracked it open, I'm liking it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherie | 10/28/2010

    " A good mother / daughter - family dysfunction tale. Enjoyed reading about the setting - the ACE Basin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 9/6/2010

    " I read this book for the second time before reading the author's new book, "Low Country Summer." This book was heartwarming and had a great storyline. I loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 8/16/2010

    " I enjoyed this quirky family, but thought some things were dragged on too long. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stacy | 8/9/2010

    " This is a pretty long book and a lot of things happen! The author tends to let side stories drop and the main character drove me a little crazy - but a decent summer read if you want to read about Charleston. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 8/8/2010

    " I really, really enjoyed this book. Would give it 4.5 stars if possible. Will write a more detailed review after I have time to think about it. Can't wait to read more books by this author! "

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