ALL SUMMER LONG is the story of how plans evolve and lives change in unexpected ways, how even those who have everything are still looking for something more. Dorothea Benton Frank’s latest novel asks the ultimate question: Can money buy happiness? From Sullivans Island to Necker Island to Nantucket to the beaches of Southern Spain, readers will 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.
Dorothea Benton Frank 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?
Dorothea Benton Frank once again takes us deep into the heart of her magical South Carolina Lowcountry. There we meet three generations of women buried in secrets. The determined matriarch, Maisie Pringle, will have the final word on everything, especially when she's dead wrong. Her daughter, Liz, has an emotionally demanding career that will eventually open all their eyes to a terrible truth. And Liz's daughter, Ashley, has dreamy ambitions of her unlikely future that keeps them all at odds.
Unable to endure another moment with her insensitive husband and infuriating adult children, Atlanta wife Leslie Carter heads to the Carolina Lowcountry to reassess her life and ends up reconnecting with her first love, a man who awakens a realization in her that life is too short to settle for anything less than the best.
Dorothea Benton Frank takes readers on an emotional journey deep into the heart of her beloved South Carolina Lowcountry. In PORCH LIGHTS, she conjures the magic and mystery in the wild shores, misty dunes, gentle salt breezes, and rainbow sunsets of the enchanted Sullivan’s Island, where three generations of a family will discover the indelible power of love.