Folly Beach

Folly Beach

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by Dorothea Benton Frank
     
 

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With its glistening beaches, laidback Southern charm, and enticing Gullah tradition, Folly Beach has long been one of South Carolina’s most historic and romantic spots. It is the land of Cate Cooper’s childhood, the place where all the ghosts of her past roam freely. Cate never thought she’d return to the beach house named for this lovely strip of

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With its glistening beaches, laidback Southern charm, and enticing Gullah tradition, Folly Beach has long been one of South Carolina’s most historic and romantic spots. It is the land of Cate Cooper’s childhood, the place where all the ghosts of her past roam freely. Cate never thought she’d return to the beach house named for this lovely strip of coast. But circumstances have changed, thanks to her newly dead husband, whose financial—and emotional—perfidy has left Cate homeless and broke.

Yet Folly Beach holds more than just memories. Once upon a time another woman found unexpected comfort within its welcoming arms. An artist, writer, and sometime colleague of the revered George Gershwin, Dorothy Heyward enjoyed the greatest moments of her life at Folly with her beloved husband, DuBose. And though the Heywards are long gone, their passion and spirit linger in every sunset and ocean breeze.

And for Cate, Folly holds the promise of unexpected fulfillment . . . of the woman she’s always wanted—and is finally ready—to become.

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist
Alternating between Cate’s personal journey of renewal and flashbacks into the lives of the Heywards, Frank’s lush and literary paean to her beloved Lowcountry provides a romantic glimpse into an artistic past.
Publishers Weekly
Frank's latest novel displays a rare talent that fans will welcome. Cate's philandering husband has died, leaving her nothing, and the entire contents of her sizable home have been repossessed. She returns to her relatives in Charleston hoping to get a grip on what has happened and on what comes next. Cate's new life with her firecracker of an aunt in the South is told primarily through hilarious and engaging dialogue with family and friends, with a smattering of seriousness along the way. The recently widowed protagonist's journey to rediscovering joy and love will thrill readers, especially with the addition of a suavely integrated story-within-a-story involving a one-woman play about the lovers who wrote Porgy and Bess. There's a certain authenticity to the lives Frank tells that will resonate with many women. Frank's telling of this talewill help readers celebrate love and sexuality after 60. (June)
St. Petersburg Times
Praise for Lowcountry Summer:Lowcountry Summer (Harper Audio) by Dorothea Benton Frank is a sequel to Plantation, with Caroline Wimbley Levine returning to Tall Pines in one of the author’s trademark warmly humorous stories; Robin Miles gives it a rich read.
Library Journal
Cate enjoyed South Carolina's Folly Beach as a child, but when she returns as an adult she's not just widowed but broke—her faithless husband wrecked their finances. Still, she slowly opens herself to the possibilities. The one-day laydown on June 14 and 250,000-copy first printing attest to the ongoing popularity of Frank's Lowcountry titles, and the ten-city tour will help. Buy multiples wherever Frank is popular.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062064981
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/05/2011
Series:
Lowcountry Tales Series
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
938,246
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivans Island, South Carolina. She divides her time between the New York area and the Lowcountry.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New Jersey and Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
Place of Birth:
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
Website:
http://www.dotfrank.com

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