[E–pub Free] Lowcountry Summer Lowcountry Tales #7

Old niece bothered me her pinion The Zoo Story of this small child and her looks was awful Not to mention the things she thoughtf her Ghachar Ghochar other niecesshe was terrible After three long weeks spent with Dorothea Benton Franks newest release Lowcountry Summer A Plantation Novel I finally finished it last night I ve been a Frank fan since her first novel Sullivan s Island was published She is a true southern author with almost allf her books set along South Carolina s coastline I have read all The Most Eligible Lord in London (The Lords of London of her books and enjoyed eachne until this ne I m not sure exactly why I didn t particularly like Lowcountry Summer While I loved main character Caroline Wimbley in Franks second novel Plantation she somehow fell flat in this seuel Broken following her divorce and her mother s death Caroline was a sympathetic character in

Plantation In Lowcountry Summer 
In Lowcountry Summer comes across as a snotty unfeeling and archaic stereotype f a southern lady Lowcountry Summer takes place ten years after the events in Plantation That time frame has removed Caroline from the devastation she felt at losing her mother and failing in her marriage Rather than growing Captives older and wiser she seems almost immature in this novelAnother problem I had with the novel was its lackf a cohesive plot Ostensibly the premise is Caroline s brother Trip s ngoing family issues His estranged wife Frances Mae is still causing trouble for the Wimbley family made worse by her ngoing alcoholism After she is shipped Silent Surrender (Nighthawk Island, off to an Intervention style recovery center in California Trip and his live in girlfriend Rusty attempt to care for Trip s four daughters They need help with the rebellious teenagers and spoiled youngest daughterf course from Aunt Caroline with varying results I felt as though the action f the novel was far removed from the main character although Caroline Involves Herself Heavily In Trip herself heavily in Trip family life it seemed staged and unrealistic The plot just didn t flow for meAnother issue I had with the novel was its annoying plot twist with a death no spoiler just a warning that seemed entirely unnecessary to me It was as though Frank simply couldn t think f a way to make the last half Utamaro of the novel interesting so she threw in a death to mix things up Frank does many things beautifully descriptive setting southern dialogue and usually interesting character portraits But nonef those could save her eleventh novel I love the idea Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle of returning to characters written about years ago Franks Return to Sullivan s Island was an excellent examplef how seuels can work perfectly I drooled Lohnarbeit und Klassenbildung over it Literally the recipes and food described sounded unbelievably good I m still a die hard Frank fan and I ll continue reading her novels. Mef her most unforgettable characters in this enchanting new story sure to make you laugh and cry Return with her to Tall Pines Plantation in this long awaited seuel 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 ueen f Tall Pines her late mother was a force. Got this Early Reviewers copy f Lowcountry Summer by Dorothea Benton Frank from the April 2010 batch Hidden Witness (Return to Ravesville over at LibraryThing What amazes mef late is that Frank continues to write about the place where I live yet we seem to move in entirely different universes Maybe A Passionate Heart/To Kiss A Count/The Runaway Countess onef us in in an alternate reality lowcountry No I know that s not true She and I went to the same high school and have friends in commonAnyhow this was a light diversionary read and because it was this was a light diversionary read and because it was uncorrected proof I did my best to ignore typos and typesetting problems But there were a few things that made me pull ut my editing pencil and scrawl comments in the margin Hopefully they ll be caught in the final proof but if not I will prepare to turn in all my crochet hooks for crochet needles and tell all my friend who are the fourth to bear a particular name that they can now be called Trip Trip and Trey are common nicknames for so now be called Trip Trip and Trey are common nicknames for so so the third but in this case Frank s third is clearly a fourth which confused me no endAnyhow like so many ther southern authors family dysfunction seems to rule the roost whether it s a plantation r a shack Frank paints her characters well and captured some f my beloved lowcountry But I ve got to admit characters well and captured some شرح التعرف لمذهب التصوف -پنج مجلد of my beloved lowcountry But I ve got to admit ve never had a summer like thene depicted here Maybe because I don t live n a plantation But the book fits a certain genre and will be a great beach read for thousands f readers For readers who do not live in Charleston please noteWe do not all live Words of Life on plantations Actually I don t know anyone who livesn Ten Orange Pumpkins oner Amarcord one that doesn t have somether function than just being an elegant home though several friends do have them in their family But taxes are so high that the properties are used for The Lady Elizabeth other things not Living On a PlantationAlso not allf us have strong elderly women American General of African Heritage who have unfailingly cared forur families when Wishes and Worries ourwn poor excuse for genetic parents were unable to do so In fact my The Downs Syndrome Handbook own parents particularly my mother did a pretty damn good jobn their Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, ownAnd for what it s worth Inly know When All Hell Breaks Loose one Lavinia and she would kill to be called something else I would highly recommend that you read Plantation Lowcountry Tales 2 before reading this book Muchf my enjoyment came from recalling the characters that had appeared in Plantation Although it had been a while since I had read Plantation I had made notes about the characters and referred to those notes uite Hell Fire (Corine Solomon, often while reading Lowcountry Summer Recalling just how allf the characters interacted in Plantation gave me tremendous enjoyment This was a Friscos Kid (Tall, Dark Dangerous, okay story but the main character Caroline had to bene SOG of the worst characters In particular her comments about her 7 year. Dorothea Benton Frank is a nativef the South whose novels vividly capture the wild beauty laid back atmosphere earthy characters and charming eccentricities Seven Bad Ideas 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 ranksf bestsellerdom nationwide Now this remarkable writer revisits so. As soon as they come Alien Diplomacy (Katherine Kitty Katt, out I just wouldn t recommend this as a good examplef what she s capable Togo of writing I should have known it would be bad when I saw the praisen the cover from Kathryn Stocket lordy another writer who tells and tells and tells and never shows i tells and tells never shows I flipping pages to get further into the story but it just kept getting worse Maybe as a Yankee transplanted to the South I have a bias but Caroline is such an unlikeable character Who
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about her false based Bikini on family history and place in society Nearly as nasty as the trashy sister in law Awful How can this be worthyf NYT bestsellerdom Caroline a middle aged woman Better offers her viewsn how to raise her brother s 4 kids 2 if which are thoroughly spoiled She not Slakes Limbo onlyffers advice but also criticizes each and every move her brother comes up with This is like a fattie sitting All Clear (All Clear, on a couch commentingn the basketball players Straight Up and Personal: The World According to Grapes on TV Yeah he shouldn t have passed the ball there Ok where is the popcornCaroline is a person having very strongpinions about everything but not so much in her personal life as she waddles gracelessly in her love life Yes she can t make up her mind In her defense she says Come The Killing Season (Trail of the Gunfighter, on I have to bepen for all available men Eye Roll Not my genre I found the main character controlling and hypocritical and was unable to identify with her I love loved Dorothea Benton Franks s books but I could not finish this Saving Sweetness one I ve had the same problem with her last two books It moved at an incredibly slow pace and I couldn t generate any interest for anyf the characters By the time I got to page 100 I started reading A Great Day for Pup! only the first sentencef each paragraph I soon got tired Modern Love of that and finally gave up I didn t even care enough to peek at the end to see what happened I think that I ve eitherutgrown DBF Bad Day in Blackrock or she s lost her stride Either way this is the last bookf hers that I ll pick up This is Frank s seventh installment in the lowcountry tales series and Penny from Heaven onef the best I loved it She writes with so much wit and humor and her characters are so full The Real Deal of life This novel returns to Tall Pines Plantation the scenef Nursing Care Plans onef her earlier books in this series Caroline Wimbley Levine is dealing with many issues including a brother with an alcoholic wife and his four daughters that are Caste outf control Caroline s mother Miss Lavinia was the stalwart matriarch The World's Sexiest Bedrooms of the Wimbley clan until her death some ten years prior and Caroline is now having to fill her shoes and clean up somef the family mess Family dynamics galore The characters have been introduced in another novel but this takes the brothersister relationship to another level There is not a dull moment in this story. Of nature but now she is gone leaving Caroline and the rest Win Bigly of the family uncertainf who will take her place In the lush South Carolina countryside Deal Breakers old hurts betrayals and dark secrets will surface and a new generation will rise along the banksf the mighty Edisto River Wonderfully evocative infused with humor and poignancy and rich with the lyrical cadences f the South Lowcountry Summer is vinta.

Review Lowcountry Summer Lowcountry Tales #7

Lowcountry Summer Lowcountry Tales #7