Plantation (Lowcountry Tales #2)
When Caroline Wimbley Levine learns that her mother, Miss Lavinia, has supposedly gone mad, she leaves the big city bustle of Manhattan and returns to Tall Pines Plantation. Caroline originally left Tall Pines to escape her feisty, eccentric mother and her drunken brother, Trip, but when Miss Lavinia dies, Caroline is forced to come to terms with her family's troubled hist...more
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As with the others, this book's characters are so richly drawn I felt as if I knew them as ...more
It dragged a wee bit for the last third, but then don't all things drag a bit in the South ? :)
2 and a half star read...I gave it the extra half here on good reads, because it helped me get out of my reading slump.
Dear Dorethea, I recently read your new book, The Hurricane Sisters. It was okay. I gave it 3 stars. But I am so done with women's Southern Fiction and anything else you write. Done I tell you.
P.S. I grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, w ...more
Plantation was a story of a family finding its true self again after years of misinterpretations and misunderstandings. I enjoyed seeing Caroline Wimbley Levine find her true heart and home, although it seemed at times that she certainly was taking ...more
The main character, Caroline, deals with major life changes with a quick wit and sassy southern charm. She grows up idolizing her father who was taken away from the family far too early. Caroline is left with her brother while he ...more
And it was the perfect book for this moment in my life.
warning: sort of spoiler alert for next paragraph...
Having just been blind-sided by the sudden death of my mother, I, like Caroline in the novel, find myself stopped short by brief glimpses of her presence. I’ll see it out of the corner of my eye. There ...more
Dorothea definitely speaks the ...more
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