Dorothea Benton Frank

1 By Invitation Only

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Family 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2018-05-15
Description :  The Lowcountry of South Carolina is where By Invitation Only begins at a barbecue engagement party thrown by Diane English Stiftel, her brother Floyd, and her parents to celebrate her son’s engagement. On this gorgeous, magical night, the bride’s father, Alejandro Cambria, a wealthy power broker whose unbelievably successful career in private equity made him one of Chicago’s celebrated elite, discovers the limits and possibilities of cell phone range. While the mother of the bride, Susan Kennedy Cambria, who dabbles in the world of public relations and believes herself deserving of every square inch of her multimillion-dollar penthouse and imaginary carrara marble pedestal, learns about moonshine and dangerous liaisons. <br /><br />Soon By Invitation Only zooms to Chicago, where the unraveling accelerates. Nearly a thousand miles away from her comfortable, familiar world, Diane is the antithesis of the bright lights and super-sophisticated guests attending her son Fred’s second engagement party. Why a second party? Maybe it had been assumed that the first one wouldn’t be up to snuff? Fred is marrying Shelby Cambria, also an only child. The Cambrias’ dearest wish is for their daughter to be happy. If Shelby wants to marry Frederick, aka Fred, they will not stand in her way—although Susan does hope her friends won’t think her daughter is marryingmore than a few degrees beneath her socially. At the same time, Diane worries that her son will be lost to her forever.<br /><br />By Invitation Only is a tale of two families, one struggling to do well, one well to do, and one young couple—the privileged daughter of Chicago’s crème de la crème and the son of hard -working Southern peach farmers.<br /><br />Dorothea Benton Frank offers a funny, sharp, and deeply empathetic novel of two very different worlds—of limousines and pickup trucks, caviars and pigs, skyscrapers and ocean spray—filled with a delightful cast of characters who all have something to hide and a lot to learn. A difference in legal opinions, a headlong dive from grace, and an abrupt twist will reveal the truth of who they are and demonstrate, when it truly counts, what kind of grit they have. Are they living the life they want, what regrets do they hold, and how would they remake their lives if they were given the invitation to do so?<br /><br />By Invitation Only is classic Dorothea Benton Frank—a mesmerizing Lowcountry Tale that roars with spirit, humor, and truth, and forces us to reconsider our notions of what it means to be a Have or a Have Not.

2 The Last Original Wife

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-06-11
Description :  Experience the sultry Southern atmosphere of Atlanta and the magic of the Carolina Lowcountry in this funny and poignant tale of one audacious woman’s quest to find the love she deserves, from New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank.<br /><br />Leslie Anne Greene Carter is The Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley’s wildly successful Atlanta social set. His cronies have all traded in the mothers of their children they promised to love and cherish—’til death did them part—for tanned and toned young Barbie brides.<br /><br />If losing the social life and close friends she adored wasn’t painful enough, a series of setbacks shake Les’s world and push her to the edge. She’s had enough of playing the good wife to a husband who thinks he’s doing her a favor by keeping her around. She’s not going to waste another minute on people she doesn’t care to know. Now, she’s going to take some time for herself—in the familiar comforts and stunning beauty of Charleston, her beloved hometown. In her brother’s stately historic home, she’s going to reclaim the carefree girl who spent lazy summers sharing steamy kisses with her first love on Sullivans Island. Along Charleston’s live oak- and palmetto-lined cobblestone streets, under the Lowcountry’s dazzling blue sky, Les will indulge herself with icy cocktails, warm laughter, divine temptation and bittersweet memories. Daring to listen to her inner voice, she will realize what she wants . . . and find the life of which she’s always dreamed.<br /><br />Told in the alternating voices of Les and Wes, The Last Original Wife is classic Dorothea Benton Frank: an intoxicating tale of family, friendship, self-discovery, and love, that is as salty as a Lowcountry breeze and as invigorating as a dip in Carolina waters on a sizzling summer day.

3 The Hurricane Sisters

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-06-03
Description :  Hurricane season begins early and rumbles all summer long, well into September. Often people's lives reflect the weather and The Hurricane Sisters is just such a story.<br /><br />Once again New York Times bestselling author&#xa0;Dorothea Benton Frank takes us deep into the heart of her magical South Carolina Lowcountry on a tumultuous journey filled with longings, disappointments, and, finally, a road toward happiness that is hard earned. There we meet three generations of women buried in secrets. The determined matriarch, Maisie Pringle, at eighty, is a force to be reckoned with because she will have the final word on everything, especially when she's dead wrong. Her daughter, Liz, is caught up in the classic maelstrom of being middle-age and in an emotionally demanding career that will eventually open all their eyes to a terrible truth. And Liz's beautiful twenty-something daughter, Ashley, whose dreamy ambitions of her unlikely future keeps them all at odds.<br /><br />Luckily for Ashley, her wonderful older brother, Ivy, is her fierce champion but he can only do so much from San Francisco where he resides with his partner. And Mary Beth, her dearest friend, tries to have her back but even she can't talk headstrong Ashley out of a relationship with an ambitious politician who seems slightly too old for her.<br /><br />Actually, Ashley and Mary Beth have yet to launch themselves into solvency. Their prospects seem bleak. So while they wait for the world to discover them and deliver them from a ramen-based existence, they placate themselves with a hare-brained scheme to make money but one that threatens to land them in huge trouble with the authorities.<br /><br />So where is Clayton, Liz's husband? He seems more distracted than usual. Ashley desperately needs her father's love and attention but what kind of a parent can he be to Ashley with one foot in Manhattan and the other one planted in indiscretion? And Liz, who's an expert in the field of troubled domestic life, refuses to acknowledge Ashley's precarious situation. Who's in charge of this family? The wake-up call is about to arrive.<br /><br />The Lowcountry has endured its share of war and bloodshed like the rest of the South, but this storm season we watch Maisie, Liz, Ashley, and Mary Beth deal with challenges that demand they face the truth about themselves. After a terrible confrontation they are forced to rise to forgiveness, but can they establish a new order for the future of them all?<br /><br />Frank, with her hallmark scintillating wit and crisp insight, captures how a complex family of disparate characters and their close friends can overcome anything through the power of love and reconciliation. This is the often hilarious, sometimes sobering, but always entertaining story of how these unforgettable women became The Hurricane Sisters.

4 Same Beach, Next Year

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Family 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2017-05-16
Description :  New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank returns to her magical Lowcountry of South Carolina in this bewitching story of marriage, love, family, and friendship that is infused with her warm and engaging earthy humor and generous heart.<br /><br />One enchanted summer, two couples begin a friendship that will last more than twenty years and transform their lives. <br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />Bursting with the intoxicating richness of Dorothea Benton Frank’s beloved Lowcountry—the sultry sunshine, cool ocean breezes, icy cocktails, and starry velvet skies—Same Beach, Next Year is a dazzling celebration of the infrangible power of friendship, the enduring promise of summer, and the indelible bonds of love.

5 Porch Lights

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Family  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-06-12
Description :  New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank is back home in the Carolina lowcountry, spinning a tale that brims with the warmth, charm, heart, and humor that has become her trademark. Porch Lights is a stirring, emotionally rich multigenerational story—a poignant tale of life, love, and transformation—as a nurse, returning to Sullivans Island from the Afghanistan War, finds her life has been irrevocably altered by tragedy…and now must rediscover love and purpose with the help of her son and aging mother.<br /><br />An evocative visit to enchanting Sullivans Island with its unique pluff mud beaches, palmetto trees, and colorful local lore—a novel filled with unforgettable characters, and enlivened by tales of the notorious Blackbeard and his bloodthirsty pirate crew and eerie Edgar Allan Poe stories—Porch Lights stands tall among the very best works of not only Dottie Frank, but Anne Rivers Siddons, Rebecca Wells, Pat Conroy, and other masters of the modern Southern novel as well.

6 All Summer Long

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Family 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2016-05-31
Description :  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.<br /><br />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.&#xa0; They are seemingly polar opposites, yet magnetically drawn together and in love for more than fourteen years.<br /><br />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.&#xa0; They are moving north to south, fast pace versus slow pace and downsizing.&#xa0; Nick is ecstatic.&#xa0; Olivia is not.&#xa0;&#xa0; She can’t let Nick know that their finances are not what he thought.&#xa0;&#xa0; Her client list is evaporating, their monetary reserves are dwindling and maybe that house she picked out on Sullivans Island needs too much work.&#xa0; Thank God, for her assistant, Roni Larini, her right (and sometimes left) hand.&#xa0;<br /><br />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.&#xa0;All as Olivia grapples with what lies ahead for her and Nick.<br /><br />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. &#xa0;Even the most successful people can often struggle to keep things together.&#xa0; All Summer Long asks the ultimate question: can money buy happiness?&#xa0; 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.&#xa0;

7 All the Single Ladies

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-06-09
Description :  The perennial New York Times bestselling author returns with an emotionally resonant novel that illuminates the power of friendship in women’s lives, and is filled with her trademark wit, poignant and timely themes, sassy, flesh-and-blood characters, and the steamy Southern atmosphere and beauty of her beloved Carolina Lowcountry.<br /><br />Few writers capture the complexities, pain, and joy of relationships—between friends, family members, husbands and wives, or lovers—as beloved New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank. In this charming, evocative, soul-touching novel, she 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.<br /><br />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?<br /><br />A plan is conceived and unfurls with each turn of the tide during one sweltering summer on the Isle of Palms. Without ever fully realizing how close they were to the edge, they finally triumph amid laughter and maybe even newfound love.

8 Folly Beach

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Family 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2011-06-14
Description :  “Dottie Frank’s books are sexy and hilarious. She has staked out the lowcountry of South Carolina as her personal literary property.”<br />—Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides and South of Broad<br /><br />The incomparable Dorothea Benton Frank is back with her latest Lowcountry Novel, Folly Beach. As she has with Lowcountry Summer, Return to Sullivans Island, Land of Mango Sunsets, and so many other delightful literal excursions to this magical Southern locale, the perennial New York Times bestselling author enchants readers with a heart-warming tale of loss, acceptance, family, and love—as a woman returns to the past to find her&#xa0; future. Folly Beach is a constant delight from “a masterful storyteller” (Booklist) who has already secured her place alongside Anne Rivers Siddons, Sue Monk Kidd, Rebecca Wells, Barbara Delinsky and other contemporary queens of bestselling women’s fiction.<br />

9 The Christmas Pearl

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  Still spry at ninety-three, Theodora has lived long enough to see her family grow into an insufferable bunch of truculent knuckleheads. Having finally gathered the whole bickering brood together for the holidays at her South Carolina home, the grand matriarch pines wistfully for those extravagant, homey Christmases of her childhood. How she misses the tables groaning with home-cooked goodies, the over-the-top decorations, those long, lovely fireside chats with Pearl, her grandmother's beloved housekeeper and closest confidante. These days, where is the love and the joy . . . and the peace?<br /><br />But this is, after all, a magical time. Someone very special has heard Theodora's plea—and is about to arrive at her door with pockets full of Gullah magic and enough common sense to transform this Christmas into the miracle it's truly meant to be.

10 Sullivan's Island

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Family 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2000-02-01
Description :  <b>The <i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;Bestseller!<br /><br />Set in the steamy, stormy landscape of South Carolina, this is the unforgettable&#xa0;story of one woman’s courageous journey toward truth…<br /><br /></b>Born and raised on idyllic Sullivan’s Island, Susan Hayes navigated through her turbulent childhood with humor, spunk, and characteristic Southern sass. But years later, she is a conflicted woman with an unfaithful husband, a sometimes resentful teenage daughter, and a heart that aches with painful, poignant memories. And as Susan faces her uncertain future, she realizes that she must go back to her past. To the beachfront house where her sister welcomes her with open arms. To the only place she can truly call home...

11 Plantation

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Family 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2001-07-01
Description :  <b><i>New York Times</i> 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.<br /><br /></b>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 <i>see about Mother</i>—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 <i>not </i>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 <i>is </i>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…

12 Lowcountry Summer

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Family 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2010-06-15
Description :  “Frank…writes with genuine adoration for and authority on the South Carolina Lowcountry from which she sprang….[Her] stuff is never escapist fluff—it’s the real deal.”<br />—Atlanta Journal-Constitution<br /><br />Return to Tall Pines in the long-awaited sequel to Dorothea Benton Frank’s beloved bestseller Plantation. Lowcountry Summer is the story of the changing anatomy of a family after the loss of its matriarch, sparkling with the inimitable Dot Frank’s warmth and humor. The much-beloved New York Times bestselling author follows the recent success of Return to Sullivans Island, Bulls Island, and Land of Mango Sunsets with a tale rich in atmosphere and unforgettable scenes of Southern life, once again placing her at the dais, alongside Anne Rivers Siddons, Sue Monk Kidd, Rebecca Wells, Pat Conroy, and other masters of contemporary Southern fiction.<br />

13 Return to Sullivans Island

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-06-30
Description :  “Her books are funny, sexy, and usually damp with seawater.”<br /><br />—Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides<br /><br />In Return to Sullivans Island, Dorothea Benton Frank revisits&#xa0;the enchanted landscape of South Carolina’s Lowcountry made famous in her beloved New York Times bestseller Sullivans Island. Frank focuses on the next generation of Hamiltons and Hayes, earning high praise from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which writes, “Frank brings to vivid life the rich landscape and its unpretentious folks….A reader need only close her eyes for a moment to feel that thick-sticky heat, smell the wild salt marshes.” If you enjoy getting lost in the works of Anne Rivers Siddons, Rebecca Wells, and Pat Conroy—novels brimming with atmosphere and strong Southern charm—you are going to love Dotty Frank’s Return to Sullivans Island.

14 Isle of Palms

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Family 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2003-06-24
Description :  <b><i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank takes readers on a rollicking ride in this lowcountry tale about a woman whose unconventional friends and family show her the real meaning of unconditional love.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Anna Lutz Abbot considers herself independent and happy—until one steamy summer when her collegiate daughter comes home to Isle of Palms, South Carolina, 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 the whole truth—and not just the comfortable parts...

15 Bulls Island

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Family  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2008-07-08
Description :  “Dottie Frank’s books are sexy and hilarious. She has staked out the lowcountry of South Carolina as her personal literary property.” <br />—Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides<br /><br />Bulls Island is a supremely satisfying tale of honor, chance, and star-crossed love, infused with Southern wit, grace, and charm, from the phenomenal New York Times bestseller Dorothea Benton Frank. The much beloved author of Plantation, Return to Sullivan’s Island, Land of Mango Sunsets, and a host of other winning novels of the North Carolina lowcountry, Frank stands tall alongside Anne Rivers Siddons, Sue Monk Kidd, Rebecca Wells and the other masters of contemporary southern women’s fiction. Devoted Dottie Frank fans and newcomers alike will adore this sun-drenched story of the uncomfortable homecoming of a former Bulls Islander who plans to transform the unspoiled paradise for profit…and her inevitable reencounter with the scion of a wealthy family whom she once was scheduled to marry until cruel innuendo destroyed their engagement. <br />

16 Pawleys Island

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Family 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2005-05-03
Description :  <b>Dorothea Benton Frank presents a refreshingly honest and funny novel about friendship, family, and finding happiness by becoming who you're meant to be.</b><br /><br />Catapulted from her home, her marriage and her children, artist Rebecca Simms has come to Pawleys Island, South Carolina, to hide herself from herself.&#xa0;Little does she know that on this “arrogantly shabby” family playground, she’ll encounter three people who will change her life: a wise and irresistible octogenarian who will pry her secrets from her, a gallery owner who caters to interior decorators and heaven save us, tourists, and a retired attorney from Columbia who’s complacent in her fat and sassy life until Rebecca’s stormy advent...

17 Full of Grace

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance  Contemporary  Family 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  The move from New Jersey to Hilton Head, South Carolina, wasn't easy for the Russo family—difficult enough for Big Al and Connie, but even harder for their daughter Maria Graziella, who insists on being called Grace. At thirty-one and still, shockingly, unmarried, Grace has scandalized her staunchly traditional Italian family by moving in with her boyfriend Michael—who, though a truly great guy, is agnostic, commitment-phobic, a scientist, and (horror of horrors) Irish!<br /><br />Grace adores her parents even though they drive her crazy—and she knows they'd love Michael if they got to know him, but Big Al won't let him into their house. And so the stage is set for a major showdown—which, along with a devastating, unexpected crisis and, perhaps, a miracle or two, just might change Grace's outlook on love, family, and her new life in the new South.

18 Shem Creek

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Family 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2004-08-03
Description :  <b>The <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller!</b><br /><br /><b>“The strong pull of friendship, the leisurely pace of a tiny, waterfront Southern town, and the steady buildup of romance help buoy Frank’s well-drawn, memorable characters in the face of life’s challenges.”—<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /><br />Meet Linda Breland, single parent of two teenage daughters—one of whom is headed off to college. Between that and the married men, the cold New Jersey winters, her pinched wallet, and her ex-husband who married a beautiful, successful woman ten years younger than she is—let’s just say Linda has seen enough to fill a thousand pages. Now she’s bound for Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, the magical landscape of her ancestors. Welcomed by the help of her advice-dispensing sister and an intriguing ex–investment banker turned restaurant owner, Linda slowly begins to find her way and realize that she, too, is entitled to a second chance...<br />

19 The Land of Mango Sunsets

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Family  Romance  Contemporary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2009-03-17
Description :  Her despicable husband left her for a lingerie model who's barely more than a teenager, and her kids are busy with their own lives. But before Miriam Elizabeth Swanson can work herself up into a true snit about it all, her newest tenant, Liz, arrives from Birmingham with plenty of troubles of her own. Then Miriam meets a man named Harrison, who makes her laugh, makes her cry, and makes her feel like a brand-new woman.<br /><br />It's almost too much for one Manhattan quasi-socialite to handle—so Miriam's escaping to the enchanted and mysterious land of Sullivans Island, deep in the low country of South Carolina, a place where she can finally get her head on straight—and perhaps figure out that pride is not what's going to keep her warm at night . . .

20 Bajo las luces del porche

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-06-04
Description :  La trágica muerte de Jimmy McMullen en un incendio deja destrozados a su mujer, Jackie, y a su hijo de diez años, Charlie. Consciente del dolor del pequeño y ante la imposibilidad de sobrellevar su propia pena, Jackie decide pasar una temporada en Sullivans Island, el lugar donde creció, confiando en el poder curativo de la familia. Nada más llegar al lugar, ambos se adentran en un entorno lleno de belleza y paz. <br />Por su parte, Annie, la madre de Jackie, está encantada de tener a su hija y a su nieto en casa, y promete convertir esa visita en una experiencia perfecta, aunque la relación entre ambas nunca fue precisamente fácil. <br /><br />Cautivados por los encantos naturales de la isla y las animadas veladas en el porche con amigos y vecinos, Annie, Jackie y Charlie compartirán un verano memorable y descubrirán la importancia de los lazos familiares, la fortaleza del corazón y el poder del amor.

21 Sestry hurikánu

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2016-08-07
Description :  Příběh z půvabného kraje v Jižní Karolíně, kde sezona hurikánů začíná brzy a trvá až do podzimu a lidské životy často odrážejí rozmary počasí…<br /> Babička Maisie, matka Liz a dcera Ashley. Každá z nich skrývá svá tajemství a prožívá i vypráví vlastní příběh. A protože drží při sobě, jejich životy se navzájem prolínají. V dobrém i ve zlém… <br /> Zatímco Maisie oslavila osmdesátiny a zdá se být nad věcí, Liz prochází manželskou krizí a umělecky nadaná Ashley se rozhodla vydat vlastní cestou a splnit si svůj sen o studiu malířství v Paříži. Když se seznámí se ctižádostivým politikem Peterem Gallowayem, události naberou rychlý spád a na povrch vyplave dávno pohřbené rodinné tajemství. <br /> „Začínat příběh ve vězení může vypadat nevhodně, já si však myslím, že je nejlepší, když se dozvíte, jaká moje rodina opravdu je. Příliš často jsme všichni představováni lidem, kteří vypadají naprosto skvěle, jenže později zjistíme, že jsou padlí na hlavu. Takže jdu rovnou k věci, jak se říká, a povím vám to po pravdě.“

22 Magányos nők klubja

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Romance  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-06-30
Description :  Mesés tengerparti világba repíti az olvasót eleven ritmusú, hangulatos regényében a The New York Times sikerszerzője, a romantikus történetek világszerte ismert mestere, a nálunk most bemutatkozó Dorothea Benton Frank.<br />A történet kezdetén három mit sem sejtő nőt hoz össze egy tragédia és egy rejtély.<br />Lisa St. Clair csupa szív ápolónő, aki mindenről lemondva nevelte zabolátlan lányát, Marianne-t, miután a férje huszonnégy éve magára hagyta őket, és gyerektartás gyanánt évente egy lottószelvényt küldött. Egy szép napon azonban a volt férj ismét felbukkan, és magával csalja a lányt.<br />Így amikor Lisa legkedvesebb betege, Kathy meghal, a magányos Lisa hozzácsapódik Carrie-hez és Suzanne-hoz, volt betegének leghűbb barátaihoz. A három nő élete összefonódik, megosztják egymással problémáikat, de bármilyen eseménydús is így együtt az élet, valahogy mindig visszakanyarodnak Kathy rejtélyéhez. Ki volt ez a nő? Mit jelentett rövid élete?<br />Lisa, Carrie és Suzanne lassanként megfejtik a titkot, és terveket kezdenek szőni: hogyan tegyék örömtelibbé saját életüket. Míg végre rádöbbennek, hogy a szingliség nem egyenlő a magánnyal.<br />Dorothea Benton Frank megmutatja, hogy a barátságnál nincs erősebb kötelék, és a szerelem jóval több, mint rátalálni az igazira. Az olvasót magával ragadja a dél-karolinai tengerpart és Charleston varázsa, mialatt ezekről a remek magányos nőkről olvas, akik előtt még ott az egész élet.<br /><br />„A regény pompás humorral megírt, kitűnő könyv, az üzenete, hogy soha ne adjuk fel, ha az élet nem a legjobb lapokat osztja.”<br />Szűr-Szabó Katalin, fordító<br /><br />„Nevetni fogsz, sírni fogsz – nem várhatsz többet egy regénytől, mint amit a Magányos nők klubja minden elemében ad!”<br />Huffington Post<br />„A regény bizonyítja, hogy soha nem késő új életet kezdeni, megtalálni a boldogságot, és az élményeket, melyeket korábban kihagytál az életedből.”<br />Bookreporter

23 Tage am Meer

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2018-04-26
Description :  Sommer, Sonne, Strand und ganz viel Happy End – Der Roman &#34;Tage am Meer&#34; von New York Times Bestseller-Autorin Dorothea Benton Frank bietet beste Unterhaltung und ist perfekte Urlaubs-Lektüre!<br/> <br/> Eine sanfte Meeresbrise, lange Spaziergänge am Strand und gutes Essen – das ist genau das, was Olivia und ihr Mann Nick nach anstrengenden Wochen in New York brauchen. Die Einladung ihrer wohlhabenden Freunde zu einem gemeinsamen Urlaub auf Mallorca kommt daher wie gerufen. Insgeheim hofft Olivia außerdem, im Urlaub neue Aufträge als Innenarchitektin an Land zu ziehen. Denn sie und ihr Mann sind pleite, was sie Nick bisher verschwiegen hat. Dabei schwärmt der doch bereits davon, bald in ihrem neuen Strandhaus auf Sullivans Island an der Küste South Carolinas den Ruhestand genießen zu wollen. Als alte Konflikte die Urlaubs-Idylle bedrohen, kann auch Olivia ihr Geheimnis nicht länger vor Nick verbergen.<br/> <br/> Mit ihrem Roman &#34;Tage am Meer&#34;, der gleich nach Erscheinen den Sprung in die Top Ten der New York Times Bestseller-Liste schaffte, erscheint die Erfolgsautorin aus den USA jetzt erstmals auf Deutsch!<br/> <br/> &#34;Gehen Sie an den Strand, tragen Sie Sonnencreme auf und stürzen Sie sich ins Lesevergnügen!&#34; - Booklist

24 Romantische Aussichten: Große Gefühle bei Knaur

Author : Gabriella Engelmann, Julia Fischer, Kirsty Manning-Wilcox, Dorothea Benton Frank, Claudia Wuttke & Daniela Ohms
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2018-01-15
Description :  Lieben Sie große Gefühle? Entspannen Sie sich gerne bei Geschichten mit Sommer, Sonne, Strand und ganz viel Happy End? Warten Sie vielleicht schon lange auf die Fortsetzung von Gabriella Engelmanns &#34;Büchernest&#34;-Serie? Genießen Sie gerne Wohlfühl-Romane für alle Sinne, z.B. solche, die wie Kirsty Mannings &#34;Der Garten der Düfte&#34; ihre Lust am Kochen wecken? Lassen Sie sich gerne an wunderschöne Orte entführen, wie nach Italien in Julia Fischers &#34;Die Fäden des Glücks&#34;? Fiebern Sie mit dem Liebespaar mit, wenn es viele Hindernisse zu überwinden hat? Oder ist es einfach mal wieder Zeit für eine Auszeit vom Alltag und damit für ein entspannendes Buch? Hier sind Ihre romantischen Aussichten für das Frühjahr 2018!<br/> In diesem eBook finden Sie Vorab-Leseproben zu sechs wunderschönen Romanen des Knaur-Verlages, die im April und Mai 2018 erscheinen. Große Gefühle garantiert!<br/> Das kostenlose eBook enthält Leseproben zu:<br/> <br/> - Kirsty Manning &#34;Der Garten der Düfte&#34;<br/> <br/> - Dorothea Benton Frank &#34;Tage am Meer&#34;<br/> <br/> - Claudia Wuttke &#34;Weitewelt&#34;<br/> <br/> - Gabriella Engelmann &#34;Strandkorbträume&#34;<br/> <br/> - Julia Fischer &#34;Die Fäden des Glücks&#34;<br/> <br/> - Daniela Ohms &#34;Wie Treibholz im Sturm&#34;

25 Karácsony receptre

Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-12-21
Description :  Theodora, a fürge és eleven eszű matróna, bosszúsan tapasztalja, hogy családja elviselhetetlen agyatlanok gyülekezetévé vált. Amikor az ünnepekre végre összetereli az egész civakodó bagázst, sóvárogva gondol gyerekkora szertelen és meghitt karácsonyaira. Mennyire hiányzik az otthon sütött-főzött finomságok alatt roskadozó asztal, a pazarlón hóbortos díszítések, a kandalló melletti csodálatos beszélgetések nagyanyja szeretett házvezetőnőjével és bizalmasával, Pearllel. Hova lett mára a szeretet, az öröm…és a békesség?<br />De Theodora elhatározza, hogy megismerteti családjával a varázslatos karácsonyt…<br />Mert van valaki, aki ismeri Theodora vágyait, és teli zsebbel, szívében a dél-karolinai partvidék egykori rabszolgáinak varázslatával és annyi józansággal érkezik hozzá, ami elég, hogy a karácsonyt olyan csodává varázsolja, amilyennek lennie kell.<br />Mindeközben csodálatos recepteket ismerhetünk meg, hiszen a regény a gasztro-irodalom remeke.<br />„Fanyar és tiszteletlen mese…jószívű és nagyon jó kedélyű” – Boston Globe



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