The Land of Mango Sunsets

The Land of Mango Sunsets

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Land of Mango Sunsets 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once again, Dot Frank has written a can't put donw page turner. 'The Land of Mango Sunsets' will have you laughing and crying. It is full of Dot's humor and quick wit. A definite must read!!!
NancyChase More than 1 year ago
Dorothea Frank has created another wonderful story and I just thought Land of Mango Sunsets was just a great read. The characters are clever and appealing especially Miriam Swanson. Actually, I felt that she gave all the variety of splendid characters real feelings that I could relate too. This is a great book to take to the beach and read. It's an easy read and with the wonderful descriptive scenes of South Carolina, that Ms. Frank portrays you feel like you are roaming around in the beautiful state. I hope I haven't given away too much of the story for those who haven't read it. In summary, it's a delightful and refreshing story with humor, romance, a bit of mystery, and some valid issues concerning our environment. Grab it and enjoy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Last year I was introduced to Dorthea Benton Frank's books at a local bookstore in Beaufort, South Carolina. I was hooked and read all of her books and fell in love with the characters and their stories. Each novel is truly magical and once you start reading one you can't put it down. I met an author at a book-signing in Kansas City. She was from Oklahoma. I proceeded to tell her about Dorthea and she was buying her books before the end of the day. How blessed we are to have Doorthea's books! Please don't stop giving them to us. A hooked fan in the Midwest.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by Frank but it won't be my last. I'm now a new fan! This was so entertaining and perfect for the summer. The characters were a riot and all had lessons to learn on the importance of family and friends. The story was funny and touching at the same time.
Pinkribbongal More than 1 year ago
I so thoroughly enjoyed this book and having just stayed in the area for a week, all the more meaningful. Pinkribbongal
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am new to the stories of Dorothea Benton Frank but have become an instant fan. Her writing style is wonderful to read and her characters are not to be missed. This book is full of heart, laughs and lessons learned about oneself. The humor that is so well written will have some phrases staying with you as part of your own vocabulary now. Too many things stay in the vocabulary of one character you will come to love, named Harry. The heart that is given in telling what could truly be called a 'coming of age' story for adults of any age, will just make you sigh and ready to read another Dorothea book, maybe on Sullivans Island watching a beautiful Mango Sunset. Don't miss this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just had the best reading time this book. It's chock full of giggles, antiques, food, zany characters, awesome locations, and transformation. Buy it because you will love this book.
GailCooke More than 1 year ago
Meet Miriam Elizabeth Swanson who describes herself thusly in New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank's tale 'The Land of Mango Sunsets': 'I am older now and it doesn't matter anymore if someone thinks I am a fool. It makes me laugh because I have been a fool so often that if you could stack the occasions one upon another, they would reach the top of the sky and then spiral away into their own orbit..' That's a pretty accurate self-evaluation as Miriam has made mistakes, some inconsequential, others harmful and, sadly, a few damaging. She's describing herself as she sits on the porch of her family home on Sullivan's Island in the Low country of South Carolina. Miriam has retreated here in the hope of finding perspective and healing. Her husband of two decades has dropped her for a much younger and prettier woman, her two sons offer no consolation - one avoids her and the other has all he can do to care for himself. Once part of a social set she has been dropped by all of her friends as soundly as her husband dropped her. Enough woe? Not at all. Miriam's museum boss is a former friend who treats her with barely concealed disdain, and she has had to turn her Manhattan townhouse into apartments because she needs the money (what happened to a good lawyer?) And, she finds that one of her tenants has become a victim. However, when Miriam returns to Sullivan's Island she finds new opportunities in the very attractive form of retired banker, Harrison Ford (no relation to the actor). Now, if you're wondering about the title, it refers to the big red orange ball the sun became at sunset on Sullivan's Island, as well as the sliced mangoes Miriam's parents enjoyed at breakfast. - Gail Cooke
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once again Frank has created a character driven book that includes friends, family members, and some not so wonderful people. The main character is still the lowcountry area around Charleston, South Carolina. We all are mothers, daughters of mothers, or need mothering from time to time in our lives. In MANGO SUNSETS, Frank has given us examples of the best and the worst or mothering advice and comfort. Her writing makes you feel like a summer evening where you are sitting on the front porch watching the sun going down and sharing 'What did you do today?'. The colors of the sunset are beautiful, and peace comes from knowing that the one you are with really cares who you are and what is happening in your life. The 'mango' is the spice that makes this book many steps about others similar reads. Keep them coming Dorothea!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not wait for this novel's release and bought it from B&N the day it was issued. Moving to the north from South Carolina, I absolutely love to read Dorthea's depictions of the beautiful South Carolina low country for 'escape.' It is truly as she describes in her charater's eyes when they leave the north to travel to SC, and exactly the way I feel when I travel back home! Her characters and story lines are also outstanding. I was, however, a little dissapointed with the depth of character development in Mango Sunsets, in comparison to 'for example' Plantation and Sullivan's Island. I thought the ending was rather rushed, and I did relate well with the mother-daughter relationship, especially at the end. In any event, I could not put this one down, as with all of Dorthea's books. I am a big DBF fan and I am already awaiting her next book for another Low country escape!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Living in New York, Miriam Swanson finds her life nuked since her husband ran off with ¿his whore'. Her friends have abandoned the middle aged woman as if she was the one cheating on her spouse making it more difficult to adjust is her boss Agnes Willis who is one of those bosom buddies who give Miriam the cold shoulder. Worse she caught Agnes¿ husband Truman in a seemingly compromising position with her tenant Liz. Her two adult sons are polite, but avoid her like she has the plague. It seems the only folks who talk to her are her parrot and her tenants with each squawking at her. --- Miriam decides to escape the city by visiting her socialite mother Miss Josie on the South Carolina barrier island Sullivan. She is stunned when mom no longer cares about fashion as the older female has gone bohemian. Miss Josie introduces Miriam to Harrison Ford (the banker that is), but though attracted to him, she fears he is Miss Josie¿s fling. So she returns to New York where she reveals Truman¿s indiscretion leading to his girlfriend¿s beating. Feeling guilty, Miriam takes Liz to Sullivan's Island to recover but the trip is more healing to Miriam who begins to reach out to those who care about her. --- THE LAND OF MANGO SUNSETS is an interesting character study starring a lonely woman who finally understands she must reach out if she wants people to reach back. The story line is driven solely by Miriam with the secondary ensemble mostly relating to her even when for instance Truman is married to Agnes and having an affair with Liz. Though the ending seems very abrupt and improbable as time may heal all wounds, but the key is it takes time. Still fans of Dorothea Benton Frank's South Carolina tales will enjoy the return to SULLIVAN¿S ISLAND. --- Harriet Klausner
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Could not put it down!
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Well I past it before... as a kit. I was carried a cross by a cat because my friend Black Tail thought it would be fun to go to the other side.
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MariaKathleen More than 1 year ago
It was a joy to follow along as Mellie reclaimed her soul. Another peek into a life with a less-than-perfect history. Dorothea Frank handles this well. Thoroughly enjoyed this book.
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