>> Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Publication Date: 2005
Challenges: TBR 2008 Alternate #4, Southern Reading #2
Dorothea Benton Frank’s books are the perfect summertime reading for me. I seem to pick up one of her books every May or June. Her writing style is like sitting on my porch listening to a friend I haven’t seen in ages telling me telling me about what she’s been up to since we were last together. Luckily our weather finally cooperated and provided some summer to go along with this book.
Abigail Thurmond has been living on Pawleys Island, South Carolina since retiring from her law practice. She spends her time playing golf and helping her best friend Huey with his art gallery. Their lives get a little more interesting when Rebecca Simms arrives in the gallery with some watercolors for Huey to consider. Rebecca is still reeling from a nasty divorce action instigated by her husband of seventeen years. Soon Abigail, Huey and a few other charming characters are helping Rebecca. This is a thoroughly enjoyable story of friends helping friends with a bit of sweet revenge along the way.
This is certainly not great literature, but definitely enjoyable light entertainment. Her books always make me want to start planning a trip to visit Charleston again.