Book Reviews of Isle of Palms (Lowcountry Tales, Bk 3)

Isle of Palms (Lowcountry Tales, Bk 3)
Isle of Palms - Lowcountry Tales, Bk 3
Author: Dorothea Benton Frank
ISBN-13: 9780425191361
ISBN-10: 0425191362
Publication Date: 6/24/2003
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
I have now read everything Dorothea Benton Frank has written and every time I read one of her books I thought "THIS one was my absolute FAVORITE!" But the Isle of Palms was the best! Loved the characters, loved the story, and now, after finishing all her books, I find myself wishing I could have grown up in the "Lowcountry." What an awesome book!
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Helpful Score: 4
After visiting the Isle of Palms for vacation, this was a must read! I thoroughly enjoyed the book - sometimes I even felt the ocean breeze while reading it. Not bad considering I live in Ohio!
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Helpful Score: 3
Set off the coast of Charleston, SC on the Isle of Palms. Wonderful scenery description, funny, sad, you don't want it to end. You get caught up in the many characters.
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fans of benton frank will enjoy this funny, and witty book
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A great southern novel set in Charleston, SC. Funny and interesting characters. I love all her books.
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I really enjoyed this book. Great characters and I love stories about the "Low Country".
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Wonderful Southern flavor to this book. It beautifully depicts the people, the lifestyle and the climate-physical and mental of the South Eastern people near the coast. Nice romance but not sticky or sentimental.
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Fans of Frank's Sullivan's Island and Plantation will not be disappointed in this lowcountry tale.
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A story of life in the lowcountry of the south. Life of many families liveing on this island over the bridge from Charleston. I started this book yesterday and finished it tonight---couldnt put it down.
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Honey, you think you've got a dysfunctional family. Anna Lutz Abbot wants you to sit yourself down with a glass of sweet tea and hear all about why her family takes the pound cake. Momma dies in bed (amyl nitrate) with the wrong man when Anna is 10. Daddy is a tightwad who does a better job of looking after other people's kids (he's a pediatrician) than his own. Paternal grandmother Violet is a German martinet who blames Anna when Everett Fairchild drugs, beats, rapes and impregnates her after the prom. Jim Abbot, who gallantly insists on marrying her, is gay, which is fine with Anna except that he's gorgeous as well as perfect and she craves more from him. Toss in Jim's harridan mother and Anna's daughter, Emily, who makes her first appearance in full goth regalia. Frank's brilliant stroke is to give her narrator a voice like nobody else. Oh, Anna's Dixie as all get out, madly in love with the South Carolina Lowcountry, especially the islands off Charleston, but she's no steel magnolia. A perpetually pissed-off curmudgeon is more like it; she actively prays for her grandmother's death and takes a hammer to Everett's Mercedes when he shows up to meet Emily. "You're my birth father, aren't you?" Emily says, in one of the few scenes to lack high drama. (Frank writes at a fever pitch, even when describing the decor of Anna's new hair salon.) The third Lowcountry novel (Sullivan's Island; Plantation) is sure to delight Frank's fans and win new admirers, although the story occasionally staggers under the weight of its mammoth cast.
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South Carolina Humor at it's very best
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One of my favorite Southern "romance" authors. Benton Frank writes another engaging tale about family and love in the South. Funny and moving.
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You can lose yourself in this novel and I did. Couldn't put it down.
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Love, love, love Frank's lowcountry novels and this one did not disppoint. Recommend to all beach lovers.
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LOVED this book!
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Dorothea Benton Frank has another winner! Reading her books is like talking to your very best friend over a glass (or a bottle) of vintage wine.
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As good as 'Sullivan's Island', better than 'Plantation'. Dorothea Frank is a great storyteller. I couldn't put this one down!
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A great read. Emotions run the gamut - a laugh, a cry, a sigh. Love Dottie Frank.
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Dorothy Benton Frank is a wonderful Southern writer, on the level of Anne Rivers Siddons or Pat Conroy. Her novels of life in the South Carolina Low Country will have you craving sea air and sand, while her characters will feel like old friends. Each book leaves you craving the next one (although they are not continuing stories.)
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definitely a woman's book-for those that love reading a good novel about southern women
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Wonderful book! I stayed up until 3:00 am just in order to finish this book.
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Every time I read a book by Dorothea, I want to move to the Lowcountry!
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This may be my favorite Low Country tale yet. But then I think that about each book. As always, Frank tells a delightful story with characters you'd love to meet. In the end I felt I had learned valuable lessons about life, love, and forgiveness. All without being preachy. I want annother book that continues with the lives of these very characters.
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Good, fun story.
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Excellent book!
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A good read by a southern author on life in the low country of South Carolina, a town called Isle of Palms. It is a real place near Charleston, South Carolina. It is funny, witty and the central character is a little self-effacing but of course, "wins" in the end.
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Not as good as Sullivan's Island, but still a nice story
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Very entertaining!
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The perfect beach read.
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Completely up to Dorothea Benton Franks usual standard.
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Another wonderful Dorothea Benton Frank novel. Sooo enjoyable.
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Love her writing...great read with come to life characters!
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Another "feel good" tale by Dottie Frank! Of all her books, this has to be my favorite!
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Anna Lutz Abbott considers herself independent and happy - until one steamy summer when her lovely daughter returns from college a very different person, her wild and wonderful ex-husband shows up on her doorstep, and her flamboyant new best friend takes up with her daddy. And the already hot temperatures are cranked up another ten degrees by Anna's own fling with Arthur, who is heaven help us, a Yankee.
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Very good one.
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Anna Lutz Abbot thinks she has her independence, and therefore her happiness, intact. She is a capable woman, a sensible woman, not someone given to risky living.

This all seems to be true enough until her lovely daughter returns from college for the summer a very different person, her wild and wonderful ex-husband arrives, and her flamboyant new best friend takes up with her daddy, turning a hot summer into a steaming one--only to be cranked up another ten degrees by Anna's own fling with Arthur, who is, heaven help us, a Yankee. All the action unfolds under the watchful eyes of Miss Mavis and Miss Angel, her next-door neighbors of a certain age, who have plenty to say about Anna's past, present, and future.
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Anna Lutz Abbot considers herself independent and happy until one steamy summer when her lovely daughter returns from college a very different person, her wild and wonderful ex-husband shows up on her doorstep, and her flamboyant new best friend takes up with her daddy. And the already hot temperatures are cranked up another ten degrees by Annas's own fling with Arthur, who is heaven help us, a Uankee. Now Anna must face the fact that she isn't as in control of her life as she'd thought. And she must find a way to deal with all the truth, not just the comfortable truth. Because some secrets are jsut plain dangerous...
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Another good one :)
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Anna Lutz Abbot considers herself independent and happy - until one steamy summer when her lovely daughter returns from college a very different person, her wild and wonderful ex-husband shows up on her doorstep, and her flamboyant new best friend takes up with her daddy. The already hot temperatures are already cranked up another ten degrees with Anna's own fling with Arthur, who is, heaven help us, a Yankee. Now, Anna must face the fact that she isn't in control of her life as she'd thought and she must find a way to deal with all the truth, not just the comfortable truth. Because some secrets are just plain dangerous....
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Anna Lutz Abbot considers herself independent and happy--until one steamy summer when her lovely daughter returns from college a very different person, her wild and wonderful ex-husband shows up on her doorstep, and her flamboyant new best friend takes up with her daddy. And the already hot temperatures are cranked up another ten degrees by Anna's own fling with Arthur, who is, heaven help us, a Yankee. Now, Anna must face the fact that she isn't as in control of her life as she'd thought. And she must find a way to deal with all the truth, not just the comfortable truth. Because some secrets are just plain dangerous...
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Oh, I loved this book! I'd recommend it!
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A delightful book - written with humor, wit and love.
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didnt read.Book says light and gratifying as a sand dollar just washed up on the beach. Finding inter peace, learning to forgive, and cherishing friends who become family.