by Dorothea Benton Frank
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Plantation by Dorothea Benton Frank

New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank evokes a lush plantation in the heart of modern-day South Carolina—where family ties and hidden truths run as deep and dark as the mighty Edisto River.

Caroline Wimbley Levine always swore she’d never go home again. But now, at her brother’s behest, she has returned to South Carolina to see about Mother—only to find that the years have not changed the Queen of Tall Pines Plantation. Miss Lavinia is as maddeningly eccentric as ever—and absolutely will not suffer the questionable advice of her children. This does not surprise Caroline. Nor does the fact that Tall Pines is still brimming with scandals and secrets, betrayals and lies. But she soon discovers that something is different this time around. It lies somewhere in the distance between her and her mother—and in her understanding of what it means to come home…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425194188
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/02/2004
Series: Lowcountry Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 82,934
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 - 17 Years

About the Author

Dorothea Benton Frank is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including Sullivan's Island, Plantation, Pawleys Island, Shem Creek, and Isle of Palms. Born and raised on Sullivan's Island in South Carolina, she now resides in the New York area with her husband.


New Jersey and Sullivan's Island, South Carolina

Place of Birth:

Sullivan's Island, South Carolina

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Plantation 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 118 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read Dorothea Benton Frank 3years ago on a trip to america and I have read every book she has writtten to date so far ,but this is my favourite . She is the only author I buy the hard book edition as I can't wait for the next book.
MariaKathleen More than 1 year ago
Do yourself a favor and read this book. PLANTATION was my introduction to Dorothea Benton Frank's prodigious talent. I paced my reading toward the end of the book because it was about to end. But help was to be found at Barnes & Noble as I found the companion books listed (and quickly added them to my Wish List). I was completely invested with each character's life as I read PLANTATION. Ms. Frank drew me in and her writing held me to the end.
azdlm More than 1 year ago
Dorothea Benton Frank is one of my favorite authors. This is one of her most touching works. The characters are well developed and animated. The story line is moving, funny, and colorful. If you have not read Dorothea Benton Frank, this is a wonderful example of her style and wit. I look forward to each new work, just wish she could write faster.
BlueLotus More than 1 year ago
After reading Folly Beach, I couldn't wait to get my hands on another one of Dorothea Benton Franks' books. I then read Sullivan's Island. Now I am hooked on her writings. Once I start one, I just don't want to put it down until I am finished. Reading her books fills many lonely hours for me. They are like going back home. I am not from the low country, but Greenville, SC. I am about to get Plantation and can't wait!
ErikaDW More than 1 year ago
I was given this book by my grandma (oddly enough). After reading the description, I was skeptical. It didn't seem overly interesting, but I was bored and needed something to read. So, I dove right in. I was pleasantly surprised! This book was hilarious! The character development was very good and the plot was great. I have since read several of Ms. Frank's other novels and she is a fantastic writer. Her books are witty, funny, emotional, and relevant. I highly recommend this author to everyone.
tchrreader More than 1 year ago
I liked this one. It was a touching, emotional story that you will enjoy! It is the story of Caroline who never wanted to live on the plantation at home again with her family. She fights it the whole way but ends up coming back. Her mother is funny, eccentric and after many events, Caroline moves back to the plantation. It is a great story that is totally relate able. I want to visit Tall Pines badly after reading about this place! I actually laughed out loud and cried. It is a great story with great characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fiddle dee dee! I haven't laughed this hard in a long time!! I really think you have to be a Southerner to truly appreciate all this book has to offer 'phrases, etc.'. I have been gone from the South for over 35 years, but I truly did laugh until I cried. I saw lots of my dysfunctional family in this novel. This is the first book I've read by this author, but I'll definitely be reading more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the way this woman writes. She keeps you moving and wanting more. Even her chapter titles were fun! I feel more like I have just seen a great movie when I read her novels. All I want to know is when is her next one coming out?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't read a book with characters so fully developed since Pat Conroy's Beach Music. I enjoyed them so much I gave Plantation and Sullivan's Island as Christmas gifts to 2 of my friends! Please, Dorthea, give us another soon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was reared in the SC Lowcountry and found that Dorothea Benton Frank's exciting tales of life in the South transported me back to the delicious feeling of "going home to Mama" and all the wonderful things that can happen when we're lucky enough to have this happen. She portrays her characters and scenes like no author I've read...And I love every moment when I'm holding one of her books. When will we be able to read another?! Hurry!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
if anyone is contemplating getting this book, i insist you go ahead and get it and read it-- you'll love it. anyone who has grown up in the south can relate to at least certain parts. i wish there were more books out there like this one and by this author!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was on my way to catch a train and I needed a book to occupy myself for the 6hour trip I was not looking forward to. I grabbed the first book I could find. Even after I got to my destination I couldn't let go. I gave the book to a friend whose's mother/daughter relationship was similar. She cried and cried and LAUGHED....... I had never heard off this author before, but i can't wait to start another one off her books. Keep them coming.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very heart-warming, funny, and sad....The mother-daughter relationship although intense at times, made me think a great deal about my own relationship with my Mom....I am looking foward to her next novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
5 stars is not enough for this book.I enjoyed it so much, it brougt laughter and tears. One of the best, if not the best book I've ever read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by Ms. Frank and I can hardly wait to read 'Sullivan's Island'. This book was refreshing, upbeat, and contemporary while at the same time striking a note of familiarity with the occurances of the main characters. If I could rate it more than 5 stars I definitely would give it a 10!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If Plantation, is as nice as Sullivan's Island, it will be worth reading. It was very refreshing to read a book that gives someone not from the low country a real idea of what is like there. I am really looking forward to it!
mlhflyer More than 1 year ago
I like books that have to do with the low country of South Carolina. This one was funny and very touching at the end. Would highly recommend this book! Plan to read a few more of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dorothea Benton Frank is one of my favorite authors. I want to read all of her books, and I'm nearly there! Will be sorry to not have any more to read. Hopefully she will continue to write these great low country books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book-it was very realistic and so humorous! There were things in this book that everyone can relate to when it comes to thier family. I will definately read more of this writers books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. The characters really come to life!
MEMECN More than 1 year ago
these books would mkkae great christmas presents. Love the author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written story of support and love not only of family members but of those around them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful immersion into a facet of Lowcountry culture, lifestyle and personalities. Certain passages were so poignant they made my heart pang.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Her books always make me want to go to the "low country". Dorothea Benton Franks books are very captivating. I always enjoy reading them and have a hard time putting them down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my all time favorita Dorothea Benton Frank book. So much so I have it in paperback and now on my Nook Color. It's all about a quirky southern family in SC, but a very real and believable family.