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Subject: Hidden Gem - Dorothea Benton Frank
Date Posted: 2/21/2008 10:28 PM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2008
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If you have not ever read any of Dorothea Benton Frank's books you should really check them out! She is fantastic at sharing life in the low country of South Carolina with the reader.

Pawleys Island

Isle Of Palms

Sullivan's Island

Shem Creek


All are truly hidden gems to me! Perhaps you will enjoy them also.


Date Posted: 2/21/2008 10:32 PM ET
Member Since: 3/13/2006
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I have Pawleys Island in Mt. TBR.  Maybe I'll try to move it to the top!

Date Posted: 2/22/2008 8:53 AM ET
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I agree!  I've read the first three and have Shem's Creek in my TBR pile.  Also have another one on my WL but can't think of the name of it.

Date Posted: 2/22/2008 8:58 AM ET
Member Since: 9/16/2005
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Good books!  Not as good as Anne Rivers Siddons (JMO), but a close second!  My favorite is "Full Of Grace".  I just got her newest and can't wait to read it!

Date Posted: 2/22/2008 11:33 AM ET
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The new one is The Land of Mango Sunsets. It is on my TBR pile and I always enjoy this authors books.

Date Posted: 2/22/2008 6:43 PM ET
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There's a new one? I'm off to do a search and add it to my wish list.


Date Posted: 2/22/2008 6:45 PM ET
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three types of books in the unposted books search. Now I'm no 5, 34 and 44.

Subject: Dorothea Benton Frank
Date Posted: 2/22/2008 7:12 PM ET
Member Since: 6/2/2007
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I have read most of her books and really like them.  I'm from the South and I think she has captured our image just right.  I agree that Siddons probably writes better, but I like Frank's book sometimes better - a little lighter in tone.