By Invitation Only
In this thoughtful, timely, humorous, and bighearted tale, perennial New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank examines what happens when a young sophisticated Chicagoan falls for the owner of a farm on Johns Island, a lush Lowcountry paradise off the coast of South Carolina-trading the bustle of a cosmopolitan city for the vagaries of a small southern town.

By Invitation Only Details

TitleBy Invitation Only
Author
ReleaseMay 15th, 2018
PublisherHarperCollins
ISBN-139781538519486
Rating
GenreFiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Romance

By Invitation Only Review

  • Sherri Thacker
    January 1, 1970
    I was ready for a break from the psychological psychopath stories I’ve been reading lately and this one fit the bill! This is my 5th book by Dorothea Benton Frank and I was hoping to like this one more than I did. I know I’m in the minority on this one but I’m giving it 3 stars. It was good, not great in my eyes.
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  • Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
    January 1, 1970
    Sugah? I don't think ANYBODY can write Low Country literature as well as Dorthea Benton Frank. I adore her novels as this was no exception.Miss Dottie? please hurry with your next one, okay? oh & as a new grand mother as well, I UNDERSTAND! 😊💙
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    January 1, 1970
    Really enjoyed this one! When two families from different worlds are thrust together planning a wedding for their children, things certainly do not go quite so seamless. From farm country south to socialite Chicago, Dorothea Benton Frank does not disappoint in By Invitation Only. Told from many different perspectives, the personalities in each chapter are all nailed with precision and have their own unique voices. The story unfolds in a way that will captivate you until the last page. I received Really enjoyed this one! When two families from different worlds are thrust together planning a wedding for their children, things certainly do not go quite so seamless. From farm country south to socialite Chicago, Dorothea Benton Frank does not disappoint in By Invitation Only. Told from many different perspectives, the personalities in each chapter are all nailed with precision and have their own unique voices. The story unfolds in a way that will captivate you until the last page. I received an advance copy. All opinions are my own.
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  • Viola Shipman
    January 1, 1970
    I had the honor of meeting Dot Frank at the Texas Library Association annual meeting in Dallas in April, where we were both keynote speakers. I snatched up a copy of her latest quicker than I gobbled down my lunch (I was nervous!). I have looooong been a fan of Dot's, and she is an author whose work not only spoke to me but inspired me to become an author. Her ability to bring the LowCountry alive and make her setting a main character in her books is unparalleled. She has turned out to be as won I had the honor of meeting Dot Frank at the Texas Library Association annual meeting in Dallas in April, where we were both keynote speakers. I snatched up a copy of her latest quicker than I gobbled down my lunch (I was nervous!). I have looooong been a fan of Dot's, and she is an author whose work not only spoke to me but inspired me to become an author. Her ability to bring the LowCountry alive and make her setting a main character in her books is unparalleled. She has turned out to be as wonderful a person as a writer and has encouraged me and helped me over the years (and I get to see her again THIS WEEK in Charleston!). There's just something about Dot's books that sing summer to me; in essence, they kick off the season. Her latest is one of her best: A story about two families that are as different as the country vs. the city. At its heart is a story of perceptions and how the faux image of what we present to the world often takes precedence over what lies in our hearts. Full of her trademark sass, humor and Lowcountry world, BY INVITATION ONLY also looks deeply into her characters' souls and asks the reader in end, "Who would you truly be if you were given another chance?"
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  • Diana
    January 1, 1970
    What happens when 2 polar opposites learn their children are about to marry each other? By Invitation Only is what happens. Largely narrated by above said “opposites” Susan and Diane, this is an amusing, fun read.
  • Marcia Killingsworth
    January 1, 1970
    I want more Miss Virnell, please, Miss DorotheaDorothea Benton Frank, and other authors who set their stories in the Low Country, are my go-to stress relievers. Having just finished several books on the 2016 election, Miss Virnell and her family were the tonic I needed.More Miss Virnell, PLEASE, Miss Dorothea!
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  • Tamara
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this book!😍
  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    DBF IS ALWAYS A GOOD TIME!A few years ago, I spent one horrible, lonely year living in Austin, Texas. The only thing I had was books. And that summer I discovered DBF. I spent the entire summer reading her back catalog and that was the brightest spot in that year. For that, I will always be a fan of hers. Her earlier works are much more sturdy, well written and engaging. But, I always pre-order DBF because she's constant and always a good read.This new book was a nice surprise and I read it quit DBF IS ALWAYS A GOOD TIME!A few years ago, I spent one horrible, lonely year living in Austin, Texas. The only thing I had was books. And that summer I discovered DBF. I spent the entire summer reading her back catalog and that was the brightest spot in that year. For that, I will always be a fan of hers. Her earlier works are much more sturdy, well written and engaging. But, I always pre-order DBF because she's constant and always a good read.This new book was a nice surprise and I read it quite quickly. I'm actually a fan of authors who use the 'character per chapter' option - as it shows a bit of creative strength and good character voice. I thoroughly enjoyed the family from SC while the family from Chicago - not so much. But I think that was the point.I recommend this is a summer read - I'd actually put it somewhere near the top of your list. Won't take you but a day or two and that's what summer reading is all about!
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  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    Wowza!! I am so hungry for peach cobbler right now.This is a rich trapestry of a family in South Carolina who run a peach farm. The characters are so richly developed (except Alden?) that it feels they will be walking up my walk to share the day's farm market tallies. I thought about Susan as she had the trickiest character to feel empathy for in any book I've ever read. I know we had to clean away her past (no spoiler from me) but I saw bits that I had liked about Alejandro and I felt her culpi Wowza!! I am so hungry for peach cobbler right now.This is a rich trapestry of a family in South Carolina who run a peach farm. The characters are so richly developed (except Alden?) that it feels they will be walking up my walk to share the day's farm market tallies. I thought about Susan as she had the trickiest character to feel empathy for in any book I've ever read. I know we had to clean away her past (no spoiler from me) but I saw bits that I had liked about Alejandro and I felt her culpibility in lifestyle choice pressures...Still.... we all have choices and can take advice, hints, or even surround yourself with good people.Good story. PS. I often wondered how names were arrived at in author's stories....now I know how Dorothea BF does...
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  • Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A story that follows two different women, from two different worlds. Diane English Stiftel grew up in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and now her only son Fred is getting married to a girl out of Chicago. Susan Kennedy Cambria is a socialite who dabbles in a world of public relation, married to a wealthy and powerful broker, and believes she dese I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A story that follows two different women, from two different worlds. Diane English Stiftel grew up in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and now her only son Fred is getting married to a girl out of Chicago. Susan Kennedy Cambria is a socialite who dabbles in a world of public relation, married to a wealthy and powerful broker, and believes she deserves every inch of her expensive lives. When their children are on the verge of being married, their worlds collide in the most unexpected ways.I found myself enjoying this book. It follows two different families. One that is struggling to get by and one that is very well off. One that lives on a farm and lives off the land and one that is immersed in the world of the rich and barely lifts a finger to make dinner.I wanted to pick this book up because I myself am from New York City and although I did not move to the Lowcounty of South Carolina, I did move to a small farm town in PA to be with my husband. The transition is different, but I couldn't identify with Susan. Susan at times was a very hard character to like and it felt like the author wanted to make her as horrible as she was to create a stark contrast with these women, until life hits them in the face and we get to see that if you strip away anyone down to their vulnerability we are not so different after all.I did notice as I was reading the book that the author like following up bad news with good news right away, most often even within the same chapter. Now that could be constructed as a way that despite all the hardships and troubles, there is always a lighter part of life. I do have to say it tended to give me a bit of a whiplash, I didn't feel like the characters had enough time to really process the news that got laid into them and feel emotional before they were given to deal with something else, which made it hard for me to really connect to the characters. I felt like it could have been handled a bit better as far as how they processed things and made them more genuine if they were given some time.The ending was quite a bit more emotional, and satisfying at the same time. I found this book was perfect for this Spring night reads and just what I wanted at this time of year. I enjoyed the parts about the farm and how Diane and her family took care of themselves, it was at times touching and pleasant.Overall, this was my first book by this author and I am looking forward to going back and reading more from her.This review was originally posted on Night Owl Book Cafe
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  • Debbie
    January 1, 1970
    No surprise that this book was great, I don't think DBF could write a bad book. I love the whole wedding story told from so many view points and the heart-break of everyday life.Now I have to wait for another whole year for a new book. I have a few that I haven't read and as much as I want to grab them up and read them...I mete them out and savor each one.
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  • Kate Olson
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to the publisher for this review copy!I can always count on DBF for sweet and mostly innocent southern charm, and this newest title did not disappoint. Set in both South Carolina on a peach farm and in high society Chicago, we get to witness the joining of two VERY different families as they plan a wedding and navigate the challenges that this brings. BY INVITATION ONLY is a beach read in the sense of it being a light and fun story, but it's not actually set on a beach at all, which wa Thank you to the publisher for this review copy!I can always count on DBF for sweet and mostly innocent southern charm, and this newest title did not disappoint. Set in both South Carolina on a peach farm and in high society Chicago, we get to witness the joining of two VERY different families as they plan a wedding and navigate the challenges that this brings. BY INVITATION ONLY is a beach read in the sense of it being a light and fun story, but it's not actually set on a beach at all, which was just fine. I adored all of the gorgeous descriptions of the orchards and the gardens and farm stands and enjoyed all of the crazy family dramas. The older female protagonist is a welcome addition to much of what is being published in domestic fiction these days as well. If you like light southern reads, definitely add this one to your summer TBR!
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  • Donna Hines
    January 1, 1970
    The story of two uniquely different families brought together through a union of nuptials but not quite a 'perfect blend'.Diane English Stiftel and son Fred English Stiftel are from the poor side of Southern Carolina 'low country'.Meanwhile, Susan Kennedy and daughter Shelby Cambria (Chicago's privileged daughter)are known as 'the elites'. A well to do Yankee family with a powerful broker father Alejandro Cambria.All seems ready to go with the engagement party #1 in Chicago and for party #2 on t The story of two uniquely different families brought together through a union of nuptials but not quite a 'perfect blend'.Diane English Stiftel and son Fred English Stiftel are from the poor side of Southern Carolina 'low country'.Meanwhile, Susan Kennedy and daughter Shelby Cambria (Chicago's privileged daughter)are known as 'the elites'. A well to do Yankee family with a powerful broker father Alejandro Cambria.All seems ready to go with the engagement party #1 in Chicago and for party #2 on the farms South Carolina...well almost.You see, trouble is in paradise and for the peach farmers they enjoy serving great dishes but they are not well equipped to handle the snotty rich folks who lack the charm and charisma of their people.The idea for the title of this book came from this one statement," He's gonna be a guest of the state. By invitation only."In case you're wondering a lil time in the 'pokey' may do someone some good and end this uncomfortable get together but not until all sides have their say at the table.Look whose coming to dinner combines with sooner or later they'll get caught is just part of the fun of this fun and lively story.I mean who cares if the father has an affair? Who cares he pleads guilty? Who cares because," This is what happens when you ride to high on the hog."Hooray for Susan in standing up to her beliefs and sticking to her morals. As women we often lose sight of our own needs at the expense of others so it was refreshing to have a strong feminine heroine (former trophy wife).I loved this immensely and hated to see it end.A quick but lovely read by a wonderful author.
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  • Karen Ashmore
    January 1, 1970
    A good beach read. I actually read this at our beach house in Isla Mujeres and I am glad that Dottie Frank is back to her good ole writing style. Her books always end a little too sweetly and neatly but she is a master at character development and thickening plots.
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  • Leah
    January 1, 1970
    This was delightful. I like that this took place in Chicago and near Charleston. I liked the parts in South Carolina the best; those were more humorous. The ending was what I was hoping for. I also liked the characters and the changes they made throughout the story.
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  • Sue
    January 1, 1970
    Dorothea Benton Frank has been publishing books since 1999 and I am happy to say that I've read every one of them. Her books are Southern Fiction at its best and are the first indication every year that summer is just around the corner. This book is a bit different for her because the South Carolina beach is not a 'character' in the book but it still has her signature style and is a fantastic read that will have you laughing out loud during parts of it.Fred and Shelby both live in Chicago and a Dorothea Benton Frank has been publishing books since 1999 and I am happy to say that I've read every one of them. Her books are Southern Fiction at its best and are the first indication every year that summer is just around the corner. This book is a bit different for her because the South Carolina beach is not a 'character' in the book but it still has her signature style and is a fantastic read that will have you laughing out loud during parts of it.Fred and Shelby both live in Chicago and are getting married. This story is about their very different mothers and is told in alternating chapters mostly by each mother. Fred's mother, Diane, is a peach farmer in SC. She isn't rich in money but she has friends and family and a farm that she loves. Shelby's mother, Susan, is an over the top rich snob who lives in Chicago. Her main concern is her husband's money and trying to impress other people. You can imagine how it goes when they meet for the first time at the engagement party held in SC - lots of friends and a barbecue dinner are joined by chickens and moonshine. This is the beginning of the friction between the two mothers and it continues to escalate much to the Fred and Shelby's dismay. I found Susan and all of her pretentiousness to be very funny at times and thought that Diane was a great mom and role model for the kids.This is a great light summertime read about the importance of family - both family by birth and those that we add to our families through love and marriage.Thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book to read and review. All opinions are my own.
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  • Cathy
    January 1, 1970
    I have felt for the last few years that Dorothea Benton Frank was writing a book a year whether she had a great idea in mind or not. I have felt that several of her more recent books were just not up to the high bar she established with Sullivan's Island. However, I have to say a hearty, “Welcome back!” with this, her latest book.Ms Frank has made a departure in this book. Yes, it's still set in the Lowcountry, but not on the beach this time. It's set on a farm in Mount Pleasant and also in Chic I have felt for the last few years that Dorothea Benton Frank was writing a book a year whether she had a great idea in mind or not. I have felt that several of her more recent books were just not up to the high bar she established with Sullivan's Island. However, I have to say a hearty, “Welcome back!” with this, her latest book.Ms Frank has made a departure in this book. Yes, it's still set in the Lowcountry, but not on the beach this time. It's set on a farm in Mount Pleasant and also in Chicago. I was disappointed at first, but not for long. This book is still full of her sense of humor and the gift of making you chuckle or even laugh out loud wishing you could talk like that.In this book, Diane lives on her family peach farm with her parents, Miss Virnell and Pop, and brother, Floyd. Her son, Fred, lives in Chicago with his fiancée, Shelby, and works as an accountant. Shelby's parents, Susan and Alejandro, are very rich and very much upper class. Diane and Susan have to plan the wedding and all the festivities together. That's where the fun begins.If you have enjoyed Ms Frank's books in the past, you are sure to enjoy By Invitation Only.
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  • Diane
    January 1, 1970
    Nothing says summer like a new Dorothea Benton Frank book, but this season's By Invitation Only is especially appropriate this year. The protagonist has the same first name as me (Diane), and her son is getting married (so is mine) to a young woman he met at work, a fellow accountant. (My son met his bride-to-be at their accounting jobs too.)So you can see why I would be excited to read By Invitation Only. Throw in the fact that Diane and her brother and mother run a peach orchard in the Lowcoun Nothing says summer like a new Dorothea Benton Frank book, but this season's By Invitation Only is especially appropriate this year. The protagonist has the same first name as me (Diane), and her son is getting married (so is mine) to a young woman he met at work, a fellow accountant. (My son met his bride-to-be at their accounting jobs too.)So you can see why I would be excited to read By Invitation Only. Throw in the fact that Diane and her brother and mother run a peach orchard in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, where they make and sell pies at their roadside stand, well, I am hooked. (I love books about food and family-run businesses!)Diane is a somewhat concerned about meeting her son Fred's fiancee Shelby and her family. Susan Kennedy Cambria and her hard-charging hedgefund manager husband Alejandro live in a gorgeous Chicago penthouse and are conspicuous consumers, the one-percenters we frequently hear about.When both families decide to host an engagment party for the happy couple, it is a major culture-clash. Diane and her brother Floyd throw a Southern BBQ, complete with a pig roast, to welcome the new in-laws. At first Susan is shocked, but when Floyd, who fancies himself a ladies' man, turns on the charm and offers Susan a taste of honey-flavored moonshine, it is Diane who becomes concerned. (As does Floyd's current girlfriend).The favor is returned when Diane, Floyd, their mother and Diane's best friend head up to Chicago for the wedding, which is Susan's chance to go really over-the-top, over the objections of even her daughter. (Think Harry and Meghan's wedding.) A major snowstorm throws a monkey-wrench into Susan's plans, and adjustments must be made.I absolutely adored By Invitation Only. The juxtaposition of the uber-wealthy, luxury brand-name droppers (shout-out to Tiffany's, the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Beach, Karl Langerfeld, and Gulfstream G550 private jets) and the hardworking farming family at the mercy of the elements, made for such a fascinating, fun story.Reading about the delicious food at the BBQ (shrimp and grits, deviled eggs, corn muffins, biscuits, bluefish spread on toast points) as well as the preparations for the family Thanksgiving dinner, had my stomach growling.As with every wedding, things go wrong, and there are a couple of twists in the plot that have characters re-evaluating their lives. Benton Frank writes her characters so well that you feel like you could sit down next to them and have a juicy conversation over a glass of sweet tea. Her trademark humor shines here as well.By Invitation Only might be my favorite Dorothea Benton Frank book, and I just hope my son's upcoming nuptials go a little smoother than Fred and Shelby's. I highly recommend it for your summer beach read, and if you know any upcoming MOBs (Mother-of-the-Brides) or MOGs (Mother-of-the-Grooms), this would make a lovely gift. (And the cover is gorgeous too.)
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    Sometimes Dottie Frank has me laughing so hard I fear I may have to change my panties, other times are a total miss. Luckily for me, this time was a winner. I had the good fortune to hear the author the week before the book was officially out, when she co-hosted and spoke at the spring Books and Authors luncheon, sponsored by the Post Courier. One of the authors had to bow out at the last minute, so Ms Frank filled in. As usual, she was warm, engaging, and downright hilarious. If you ever have t Sometimes Dottie Frank has me laughing so hard I fear I may have to change my panties, other times are a total miss. Luckily for me, this time was a winner. I had the good fortune to hear the author the week before the book was officially out, when she co-hosted and spoke at the spring Books and Authors luncheon, sponsored by the Post Courier. One of the authors had to bow out at the last minute, so Ms Frank filled in. As usual, she was warm, engaging, and downright hilarious. If you ever have the chance to hear her speak, regardless of if you like her books or not (or like me, like some of them, but are not fond of others) go hear her. For her fabulous ability to engage an audience while speaking, she is one of my favorite authors, let alone for her ability to catch elements of the lowcountry in her writing. She's got a way with words, and an eye for what makes entertaining reading (as evidenced by this book, inspired by her two children each getting married, and by the birth of her first grandchild.)For the record, DBF had a magic way with the rules of publishing and was able to swing copies her book for the luncheon, the week before the actual publishing date. I didn't complain!
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  • Monica
    January 1, 1970
    4.5I don’t know about you but I’m a seasonal reader, during the Summer I usually want something light so when I saw By Invitation Only I thought this would be perfect for a Summer read, boy was I right! I really enjoyed this tale of Shelby and Fred who got engaged and now their families must come together to celebrate and as you can figure out nothing goes as planned.When Fred’s Southern family invites Shelby’s Northern family for an engagement BBQ Shelby’s mom Susan is in for a culture shock sh 4.5I don’t know about you but I’m a seasonal reader, during the Summer I usually want something light so when I saw By Invitation Only I thought this would be perfect for a Summer read, boy was I right! I really enjoyed this tale of Shelby and Fred who got engaged and now their families must come together to celebrate and as you can figure out nothing goes as planned.When Fred’s Southern family invites Shelby’s Northern family for an engagement BBQ Shelby’s mom Susan is in for a culture shock she soon won't forget. Let’s be honest she is a plain snob if it doesn’t cost hundreds of thousands of dollars it isn’t worth her time unless it’s Fred’s uncle who she takes a good shining to. However Fred’s mom Diane refuses to let Susan look down at her and just wants to make her son happy and just wants to stay true to herself and her family. Meanwhile, Susan as taken over the wedding plans and making it all about her and her reputation, claiming to want the best for Shelby but honestly just wanting to show up to all her high and mighty friends. Susan doesn’t realize it but soon her world will be crashing down all around her and showing off will be the least of her worries.Soon Shelby realizes that while she has grown up with all the privilege in the world she envies Fred because he grew up in a very close-knit family who enjoyed family traditions and would do anything for one another. They soon decide they want to just get married without all the hoopla and of course this doesn’t sit well with Susan. Disaster soon strikes on both sides of the family and everyone soon finds out what is truly important in life. These things make they stronger and closer as a family and they come together like they never would’ve imagined.This was a truly great novel one that totally exceeded my expectations. I listened to the audio which was fantastic! As a person who loves her Southern reads this is how it should be done, it was true to how we are and it wasn't overdone and didn't make us seem like some joke like other novels can do. I truly enjoyed this novel that focused on family, it was heartfelt and funny at times everything I wanted and needed in a book right now. This is one book that I will be telling everyone to read this Summer, so if you need something that will make you laugh and something you really want to enjoy I highly recommend By Invitation Only you won't be disappointed.
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  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    I found this on Audible and just fell in love with these characters. I dated a guy in college ... without giving too much away to protect the innocent. LOL!! I can see how certain folks do in fact act like these characters ... well you feel it is right or wrong ... Oh My Goodness ...they sure are great for a book. I will look forward to more from Dorothea soon enough. Great listen (or read if you are reading) Loved it!! ( ;
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  • Allison
    January 1, 1970
    Saw a rave for this on some summer read list where I'm pretty sure it was billed as hilarious. Or at least funny. I didn't get the humor here and found the characters a touch pretentious (and not just the one who was supposed to be written that way.) The story was way too predictable. I thought the author sounded familiar and now on goodreads I see that I have read another of hers and only gave it two stars as well. Not the southern low country author for me!
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  • Ann
    January 1, 1970
    Another 5 star story from the Low Country of The Carolina. An all new family with a large farm are getting ready for a wedding. Diana,her brother Floyd, and her mom and dad are ready to welcome Fred’s fiancé Shelby from Chicago into the family. Shelby’s mother Susan and father Alejandro are high society and there is doubt on both sides about this marriage. During all this there is a death, a fraud arrest a divorce and a terrible storm that devastates the farm. No matter what love abounds and thi Another 5 star story from the Low Country of The Carolina. An all new family with a large farm are getting ready for a wedding. Diana,her brother Floyd, and her mom and dad are ready to welcome Fred’s fiancé Shelby from Chicago into the family. Shelby’s mother Susan and father Alejandro are high society and there is doubt on both sides about this marriage. During all this there is a death, a fraud arrest a divorce and a terrible storm that devastates the farm. No matter what love abounds and this is almost 3 love stories in one book. I never miss a Dorothea Benton Frank book and this one is wonderful. I received a copy of this ARC in exchange for a fair and honest I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. .
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  • Jeanne Boudreau
    January 1, 1970
    This is very much a typical beach read. It has all the elements but it’s just a little deeper, making it a step above. A couple from different social classes are to be married. Their families clash. Tragedy strikes both families. Love conquers all. It’s all there but it doesn’t feel shallow.
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  • Mari
    January 1, 1970
    DBF Hits a Home RunWhen it's all said and done family is what really matters, and DBF tells a charming story that makes this extremely clear. I loved it. Perfect for summer reading, but it should be read and taken to heart by all. Thanks so much Dorthea.
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  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    If you love South Carolina, this book is for you. A colorful cast of characters, a contrast between the Lowcountry and Chicago condos on Lake Shore Drive and two families sorting things out. Just a fun, easy read-perfect for the summer!
  • Diane
    January 1, 1970
    4.5-5 stars. You have to like DBF's style of writing and her Lowcountry setting to enjoy her books, and I absolutely do! Always look forward to her new releases.
  • Cynthia Van Camp
    January 1, 1970
    Loved this book !! So many twists and turns it makes the head spin. Great story line and highly recommend it , feel good. Makes you think your have have a lot if you just have family.
  • Sharron
    January 1, 1970
    Charming, as her books usually are. A country store and a peach orchard had the makings for a lovely family story. Thanks, Dottie! Say hi to my sister when you see her in Aiken!!
  • Laura Lee
    January 1, 1970
    I dont usually read modern day fiction and never low country. This is my first. Enjoyed very much. Got 2 more of her books. Easy comfortable read.
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