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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,328 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dorothea Benton Frank Narrator: Sandra Burr, Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Meet Linda Breland, single parent of two teenage daughters. The oldest, Lindsey, who always held her younger sister in check, is leaving for college. And Gracie, her Tasmanian devil, is giving her nightmares. Linda's personal life? Well, between the married men, the cold New Jersey winters, her pinched wallet and her ex-husband who marries a beautiful, successful woman 10 years younger than she is - let's just say, Linda has seen enough to fill 1000 pages.

As the story opens, she is barreling down Interstate 95, bound for Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, the land of her ancestors. Welcomed by the generous heart of her advice-dispensing sister, Mimi, Linda and her daughters slowly begin to find their way and discover a sweeter rhythm of life.

And then there's Brad Jackson, a former investment banker of Atlanta, Georgia who hires her to run his restaurant on Shem Creek. Like everyone else, Brad's got a story of his own - namely an almost ex-wife, Loretta who is the kind of gal who gives women a bad name.

The real protagonist of this story is the Lowcountry itself. The magical waters of Shem Creek, the abundant wildlife and the astounding power of nature give this tiny corner of the planet its infallible reputation as a place for introspection, contemplation and healing.

As in all her previous work, you'll find Shem Creek to be compulsively readable, irreverent but warm and blazingly authentic - and you'll dread reaching the last page. It is her vivid writing, colorful characters and rich narrative that have made Dorothea Benton Frank one of our nation's greatest storytellers. Shem Creek is a triumphant novel that proves we are all entitled to a second chance. The challenge is to learn how to recognize it when it comes and to know which chance to take. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amy Schwan | 2/13/2014

    " Didn't live up to my love of Frank's books...probably my least favorite of hers, but I'm still a fan! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Katie Hilton | 2/9/2014

    " This is a light-hearted look at relationships, a woman returning to her roots and finding a new life in South Carolina. Ms. Frank creates fine characters and provides lots of lovely Southern scenery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joy | 2/4/2014

    " Not super crazy about this book. I dont like books that are written in first person, as a rule. I also dont like the type of humor that are in this type of book. That said, after I finally got into the story around 100 pages or so, it ended up being very cute. Sometimes the chapters were narrated by different people and it didnt tell you that was happeneing. You would read a page or two and then be like, what? And realize that it was from a different characters perspective. Very confusing. Would not recommend if you had something better to read, but not horrible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cheryl | 2/3/2014

    " Again, i often get disappointed in Benton Frank when i read her and expect Anne Rivers Siddons' writing. However, this is one of her better efforts - - a likable main character, a good story (it sags a bit in the middle), and of course, the wonderful low country setting. If you love South Carolina, Frank is your author - - -her love of it shines through evertyhing she writes. "

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