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Frank, Dorothea Benton

Overview
Works: 99 works in 958 publications in 5 languages and 59,297 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Sagas  Humorous fiction  Chick lit 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3556.R3338, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dorothea Benton Frank
Return to Sullivan's Island by Dorothea Benton Frank( Book )

36 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly graduated from college and an aspiring writer, Beth Hayes craves independence and has a world to conquer. But her notions of travel, graduate study, and writing the great American novel will have to be postponed--with her mother leaving to fulfill her own dreams in Paris and her Aunt Maggie, Uncle Grant, and stepfather Simon moving to California, Beth is elected by her elders to house-sit the Island Gamble. Buoyed by sentimental memories of growing up on this tiny sandbar that seems to be untouched by time, Beth vows to give herself over to the Lowcountry force and discover the wisdom it holds; to rest, rejuvenate, and then reenter the outside world. Then she meets Max Mitchell, and all her convictions and plans begin to unravel with lightning speed.--From publisher description
The hurricane sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank( Book )

24 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Best friends since the first day of classes at The College of Charleston, Ashley Anne Waters and Mary Beth Smythe, now 23 years old, live in Ashley's parents' beach house rent-free. Ashley is a gallery assistant who aspires to become an artist. Mary Beth, a gifted cook from Tennessee, works for a caterer while searching for a good teaching job. Though they both know what they want out of life, their parents barely support their dreams and worry for their precarious finances. While they don't make much money, the girls do have a million-dollar view that comes with living in that fabulous house on Sullivans Island. Sipping wine on the porch and watching a blood-red sunset, Ashley and Mary Beth hit on a brilliant and lucrative idea. With a new coat of paint, the first floor would be a perfect place for soireés for paying guests. Knowing her parents would be horrified at the idea of common strangers trampling through their home, Ashley won't tell them. Besides, Clayton and Liz Waters have enough problems of their own. A successful investment banker, Clayton is too often found in his pied-à-terre in Manhattan--which Liz is sure he uses to have an affair. And when will Ashley and her brother, Ivy, a gay man with a very wealthy and very Asian life partner--ever grow up? Then there is Maisie, Liz's mother, the family matriarch who has just turned eighty, who never lets Liz forget that she's not her perfect dead sister, Juliet. For these Lowcountry women, an emotional hurricane is about to blow through their lives, wreaking havoc that will test them in unexpected ways, ultimately transforming the bonds they share"--
Bulls Island by Dorothea Benton Frank( Book )

31 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 2,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betts hasn't been back to Bulls Island since the tragic night that ended her engagement to Charleston's golden boy. Twenty years later, she leaves her comfortable life and is back in contact with everything she's tried to hard to forget
Full of grace by Dorothea Benton Frank( Book )

36 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 2,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Big Al and Connie, their move from New Jersey to Hilton Head, South Carolina, has been fraught with complications, especially for their daughter Grace, a thirty-one-year-old single, Catholic woman struggling for independence
The land of mango sunsets by Dorothea Benton Frank( Book )

32 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 2,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having left behind the island family cottage of her youth, a soul-weary woman struggles to come to terms with questionable choices from her past while endeavoring to remember life lessons about love and magic
Folly Beach by Dorothea Benton Frank( Book )

39 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to Folly Beach, her childhood home, newly widowed Cate Cooper, whose late husband's financial exploits have left her homeless and broke, discovers that it is possible to go home again and discover the person she was meant to become
Lowcountry summer by Dorothea Benton Frank( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Caroline Wimbley Levine returned to Tall Pines Plantation, she never expected to make peace with long-buried truths about herself and her family. The Queen of Tall Pines, her late mother, was a force of nature, but now she is gone, leaving Caroline and the rest of the family uncertain of who will take her place. In the lush South Carolina countryside, old hurts, betrayals, and dark secrets will surface, and a new generation will rise along the banks of the mighty Edisto River
Shem Creek : a Lowcountry tale by Dorothea Benton Frank( Book )

40 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Linda Breland, single parent of two teenage daughters. The oldest, Lindsey, who always held her younger sister in check, is leaving for college. And Gracie, her Tasmanian devil, is giving her nightmares
Pawleys Island : a Lowcountry tale by Dorothea Benton Frank( Book )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoping to sell some of her watercolors, Becca Sims wanders into the seaside Gallery Valentine, never expecting that her life will be transformed by the gallery owner and his best friend, in a novel set in small-town South Carolina
Porch lights by Dorothea Benton Frank( Book )

27 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Jimmy McMullen, a fireman with the NYFD, is killed in the line of duty, his wife, Jackie, and ten-year-old son, Charlie, are devastated. Charlie idolized his dad, and now the outgoing, curious boy has become quiet and reserved. Trusting in the healing power of family, Jackie decides to return to her childhood home on Sullivans Island. Crossing the bridge from the mainland, Jackie and Charlie enter a world full of wonder and magic--lush green and chocolate grasslands and dazzling red, orange, and magenta evening skies; the heady pungency of Lowcountry Pluff mud and fresh seafood on the grill; bare toes snuggled in warm sand and palmetto fronds swaying in gentle ocean winds
All the single ladies by Dorothea Benton Frank( Book )

25 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this charming, evocative, soul-touching novel, Dorothea Benton Frank once again takes us deep into the heart of the magical Lowcountry where three amazing middle aged women are bonded by another amazing woman's death. Through their shared loss they forge a deep friendship, asking critical questions. Who was their friend and what did her life mean? Are they living the lives they imagined for themselves? Will they ever be able to afford to retire? How will they maximize their happiness? Security? Health? And ultimately, their own legacies?
All summer long by Dorothea Benton Frank( Book )

21 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dorothea Benton Frank novels are filled with smart and witty fiction that every reader wants on their bookshelf: soulful, edgy stories about realistic characters familiar to us all that explore the most deeply felt moments of life with wry humor and heart. All Summer Long follows one charming New York couple - prominent interior designer Olivia Ritchie and her husband Nicholas Seymour, an English professor and true southern gentleman. They are seemingly polar opposites, yet magnetically drawn together and in love for more than fourteen years. As they prepare to relocate to Charleston, S.C., Olivia, the ultimate New Yorker, has reservations about the promise she made to retire in the Lowcountry, where Nick wants to return home and lead a more peaceful life. They are moving north to south, fast pace versus slow pace and downsizing. Nick is ecstatic. Olivia is not. She can't let Nick know that their finances are not what he thought. Her client list is evaporating, their monetary reserves are dwindling and maybe that house she picked out on Sullivans Island needs too much work. Thank God, for her assistant, Roni Larini, her right (and sometimes left) hand. As they find themselves pondering the next step of their lives, Olivia and Nick travel with her billionaire clients and their friends and are swept up into the world of the ultra-rich and explore the globe with a cast of zany eccentrics over one tumultuous, hot summer. All as Olivia grapples with what lies ahead for her and Nick. This is a story of how plans evolve and lives change in unexpected ways, how even those who have everything are still looking for something more. Even the most successful people can often struggle to keep things together. All Summer Long asks the ultimate question: can money buy happiness? From Sullivans Island to Necker Island to Nantucket to the beaches of Southern Spain, we'll come to recognize the many faces of true love, love that deepens and endures but only because one woman makes a tremendous leap of faith. And that leap changes everything"--
Isle of Palms : a Lowcountry tale by Dorothea Benton Frank( Book )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 2,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Lutz Abbot finds her life turned upside down when her much-changed daughter arrives home from college, her wild and sexy ex-husband comes for a visit, her best friend takes up with her father, and Anna herself is enjoying a fling
Same beach, next year : a novel by Dorothea Benton Frank( Book )

15 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A chance meeting on the Isle of Palms, one of Charleston's most stunning barrier islands, brings former sweethearts Adam Stanley and Eve Landers together again. Their respective spouses, Eliza and Carl, fight sparks of jealousy flaring from their imagined rekindling of old flames. As Adam and Eve get caught up on their lives, their partners strike up a deep friendship--and flirt with an unexpected attraction--of their own. Year after year, Adam, Eliza, Eve, and Carl eagerly await their reunion at Wild Dunes, a condominium complex at the island's tip end, where they grow closer with each passing day, building a friendship that will withstand financial catastrophe, family tragedy, and devastating heartbreak. The devotion and love they share will help them weather the vagaries of time and enrich their lives as circumstances change, their children grow up and leave home, and their twilight years approach." --
Sullivan's Island : a Lowcountry tale by Dorothea Benton Frank( Book )

33 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In alternating chapters telling of her life in the 1960s on Sullivan's Island and in downtown Charleston in the 1990s, Susan Hayes deals with her incredible island family, her job at the Charleston County Library, and her life as a single mother
Plantation : a Lowcountry tale by Dorothea Benton Frank( Book )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carolina Wimbley Levine had always sworn she'd never go home again, but when she must return to "see about Mother," she learns that Miss Lavinia, the Queen of Tall Pines Plantation, is filled with secrets and as maddeningly eccentric as ever
Folly beach : [a lowcountry tale] by Dorothea Benton Frank( Recording )

36 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To many, Folly Beach is one of the most beautiful and idyllic of places. But to Cate Cooper, it is the place that harbors many bad memories from the past. She never planned on coming back, but her late husband has left her both penniless and without a home. As Cate takes inventory of her life, she looks to Folly Beach's history for answers to her future
The hurricane sisters : a novel by Dorothea Benton Frank( Recording )

18 editions published in 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Best friends since the first day of classes at The College of Charleston, Ashley Anne Waters and Mary Beth Smythe, now 23 years old, live in Ashley's parents' beach house rent-free. Ashley is a gallery assistant who aspires to become an artist. Mary Beth, a gifted cook from Tennessee, works for a caterer while searching for a good teaching job. Though they both know what they want out of life, their parents barely support their dreams and worry for their precarious finances. While they don't make much money, the girls do have a million-dollar view that comes with living in that fabulous house on Sullivans Island. Sipping wine on the porch and watching a blood-red sunset, Ashley and Mary Beth hit on a brilliant and lucrative idea. With a new coat of paint, the first floor would be a perfect place for soireés for paying guests. Knowing her parents would be horrified at the idea of common strangers trampling through their home, Ashley won't tell them. Besides, Clayton and Liz Waters have enough problems of their own. A successful investment banker, Clayton is too often found in his pied-à-terre in Manhattan--which Liz is sure he uses to have an affair. And when will Ashley and her brother, Ivy, a gay man with a very wealthy and very Asian life partner--ever grow up? Then there is Maisie, Liz's mother, the family matriarch who has just turned eighty, who never lets Liz forget that she's not her perfect dead sister, Juliet. For these Lowcountry women, an emotional hurricane is about to blow through their lives, wreaking havoc that will test them in unexpected ways, ultimately transforming the bonds they share"--
 
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Benton Frank Dorothea

Benton Frank, Dorothea, 1951-

בנטון פרנק, דורותיה

פרנק, דורותיאה בנטון. לוינסון, נורית

フランク, ドロシア・ベントン

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Bulls IslandFull of graceThe land of mango sunsetsFolly BeachLowcountry summerShem Creek : a Lowcountry talePawleys Island : a Lowcountry taleIsle of Palms : a Lowcountry tale