Sunday, June 23, 2013

Folly Beach

Oh my goodness, this was a perfect summer/vacation book.  It is set on Folly Beach and man oh man did I want to start planning a trip there.  I just read Beach Music which was also set in South Carolina and man, I think I need to go soon.  Perhaps spring break.

Folly Beach by Dorothea Benton Frank is about Cate Cooper who is having a string of horrible events happen to her when she arrives back 'home' to Folly Beach.  Her Aunt Daisy owns many properties and has Cate move into the Porgy House, famous for being the house of the Heywards.

By Heywards I mean DuBoise and Dorothy Heyward.  Famous for Porgy and Bess and other literary works.  They wrote at their home on Folly Beach and hosted Gershwin in the summer of 1934. 

Within days of moving 'home' Cate's luck changes and good things begin to happen along with weird coincidences between her life and that of Dorothy Heyward, the houses previous owner.

I flew through the book and loved the humor, the writing, the plot, everything.  It was just a perfect book for me right now.  So I'd definitely recommend it if you need a vacation read this summer!

Have you read Folly Beach? Have you been to Folly Beach? Have you read any other books by Dorothea Benton Frank?

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