Monday, June 27, 2016

All the Single Ladies

My obsession with books set in the South is nothing new here.  When I was given the opportunity to read Dorothea Benton Frank’s newest book, All the Single Ladies, I jumped on it! I LOVE HER books set in the South Carolina Lowcountry!

All the Single Ladies is about perseverance, love, doing what’s right and friendship.  With a lot of family drama thrown in!  If you are looking for a light hearted easy beach read, here you go! Perfect for the beach bag. 

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.

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.

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?

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.

Like her other books there is a light of great one liners.  I would love to rock on a porch swing with Dorothea and just listen to her talk.  I imagine she’s full of some good stories.  This is not a thinker, it’s fun quick and if you can imagine live as a single 50 something year old with some great gal pals it is perfect for you!  It may also test your feminist patience and your sense of IS THIS FOR REALSSSS.  Not my favorite by DBF but a great trip back to the lowcountry!

What author would you like to share an afternoon of porch rocking?

I received this book from TLC book tours but all thoughts and opinions are my own!

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