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"Dottie Frank's books have the fizz of a gin and tonic, the hilarity of a night out at a comedy club and the warmth of a South Carolina sun. Dip in, dive in, but no matter how you go, you'll love her. The Last Original Wife is a keeper."
Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of Big Stone Gap and The Shoemaker's Wife
"A masterful storyteller."
"A true southern comfort."
"One heck of a beach book … Frank keeps you reading compulsively."
Charlotte Observer on Sullivan's Island
"Frank's absorbing narrative manages to feel both authentically Southern and universally empathetic."
Publishers Weekly on Pawleys Island
"Tight storytelling, winsomely oddball characters and touches of Southern magic make this a winner."
"The queen of sassy Southern fiction."
"What do you get when you combine family drama, eccentric characters, and the unmistakable Lowcountry landscape? A Dorothea Benton Frank novel."
"It's all about one sassy steel magnolia, a woman with a wit as keen as her libido … a delightful summer read."
"Dorothea Benton Frank's novels set in the South Carolina Lowcountry promise a cast of humorously dramatic characters set against a breathtaking, if stiflingly humid, backdrop. Her latest, 'Lowcountry Summer,' abundantly delivers… 'Lowcountry Summer' is near the top of the list of her best work to date."
"You'll be swept away by her portraits of the barrier islands that dot the coast of South Carolina."
"Lowcountry Summer has it all: a sassy, lovable narrator; great, believable characters; laugh-out-loud lines; page-turning action; and surprising plot twists. In other words, it's Dorothea Benton Frank at her best!"
Cassandra King, author of Queen of Broken Hearts
"Frank specializes in resilient characters who survive thanks to a saucy combination of grit and humor."
"There must be something in the sea air and coastal breezes that infuses the language of low country authors such as Frank with full, lush, evocative word paintings."
Bowling Green Daily News
"Reading her books is like cleansing the palate: a great story, genuinely nice people, and a setting you will long to experience for yourself."
"Porch Lights is another outstanding read by Ms. Benton Frank… An engaging read with well-developed characters and a location evocatively described, the reader feels a part of the muggy, briny setting and it heart-warming story."
New York Journal of Books
"Something about her novels just seems to say summer."
"Frank has an amazing way with descriptions of the Lowcounfry and its residents. This incredible novel centered on love, loss and family will resonate long after the last page is turned. What a treat!"
Romantic Times BOOKclub Magazine
"The prolific Frank provides another sweet summer read set in her beloved South Carolina Low Country… Head to the beach, apply sunblock, read, and enjoy!"
"A warming female-empowerment tale with a side order of southern magic."