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

Isle of Palms (Lowcountry Tale, Bk 3)
Isle of Palms - Lowcountry Tale, Bk 3
Author: Dorothea Benton Frank
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ISBN-13: 9780425200100
ISBN-10: 0425200108
Publication Date: 1/4/2005
Pages: 512
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 43 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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bears1 avatar reviewed Isle of Palms (Lowcountry Tale, Bk 3) on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoyed this book. Great characters and I love stories about the "Low Country".
reviewed Isle of Palms (Lowcountry Tale, Bk 3) on + 23 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
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.
reviewed Isle of Palms (Lowcountry Tale, Bk 3) on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Love, love, love Frank's lowcountry novels and this one did not disppoint. Recommend to all beach lovers.
Tunerlady avatar reviewed Isle of Palms (Lowcountry Tale, Bk 3) on + 570 more book reviews
A delightful book - written with humor, wit and love.
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