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Full of Grace
3.68

I'm mulling this one over in my mind...an interesting mix of Charleston and Catholicism and not sure how I feel about it all. Give me a minute.

Okay, I
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Dec 14, 2008
 
Sullivan's Island (Lowcountry Tales #1)
4.01
This is one of those books I often share with folks who want to know more about the lowcountry of SC. Franks is one of my favorite authors for catchin ...more
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Jan 01, 2009
 
The Lords of Discipline
4.25
This is one of my favorite Conroy books, though the subject matter isn't easyfor those of us who know The Citadel, but there's much that's true about ...more
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Jan 07, 2009
 
Folly Beach (Lowcountry Tales, #8)
3.85
Dorothea Benton Frank is kind of hit and miss with me. I'll like one book, get frustrated with the next couple, promise myself never to pick up anothe ...more
Aug 23, 2013
Aug 23, 2013
 
The House on Tradd Street (Tradd Street, #1)
3.96
This book was given to me by a non-reader friend, who is a friend of the author. She was very excited to recommend a book to me, yet also apologetic t ...more
Feb 27, 2009
Feb 24, 2009
 
Bulls Island
3.80
I like reading DBF because I basically am somewhat of a narcissist -- I like reading about Charleston, my town. I like when I recognize places and eve ...more
Oct 2009
Sep 23, 2009
 
The Art of Keeping Secrets
3.64
(There is a moderate spoiler after the 3rd paragraph. Not enough to hide the whole review, but enough, that if you are serious about reading the book, ...more
Feb 05, 2011
Feb 04, 2011
 
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
4.15
June 11, 2011 Just re-read (via audio book) this book. I'd forgotten how young the main characters are at the start of things. So innocent. Loved the ...more
Jun 12, 2011
Dec 31, 2008
 
Rhett Butler's People
3.53
It's been a long time since I've anticipated a book as much as I did this one, only to be horribly disappointed in it when I finally read it. I found ...more
Mar 2008
Jan 02, 2009
 
Porch Lights
3.80
Dotty Frank is hit or miss with me. This one's pretty much a hit, but mostly because I'm enchanted that the voice actor has taken pains to do a Charle ...more
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 15, 2013
 
The Prince of Tides
4.19
In my opinion, Pat Conroy is one of South Carolina's treasures. He captures my beloved lowcountry with grace, wit and elegance.

FROM THE PUBLISHER
In hi
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Jan 01, 2009
 
Where the River Runs
3.95
Henry writes about the lowcountry, but somehow I never managed to see or feel it through her words. Maybe it was my mood, but when I read a book about ...more
Mar 2008
Jan 02, 2009
 
The Beach House
4.09
Life lessons, for true. :) Mary Alice Monroe has now written a sequel to this book, which is called swimming lessons. This book has had a huge impact ...more
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Dec 31, 2008
 
The Fallon Blood (Fallon, #1)
3.44
Ummm...I'm sorry-- I tried, but I just couldn't do it. Got to Chapter 8 and decided to quit, depsite the fact that I know this author personally and t ...more
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Jan 07, 2009
 
The Hunt Club
3.09
Mixed feelings about this one-- There were parts that pulled me right in, but then I'd find myself getting distracted by the location- instead of my ...more
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Jan 07, 2009
 
Rich in Love
3.75
It's been a while since I read this, but I remember really liking it, and have kept a copy on my personal real life bookshelf ever since it came out. ...more
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Jan 07, 2009
 
Cold Mountain
3.79
I really liked this book. It is not a rapidly moving story, so if you like a fast pace, slow yourself down!

One of the things I really loved was the r
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Jan 10, 2009
 
Gateway
3.00
This summer, I was talking to Harriet McDougal Rigney, who is not only a friend, but an editor I respect a great deal. The subject was novels set in C ...more
Aug 19, 2012
Aug 19, 2012
 
Girls in Trucks
2.84
I picked this up because it's by a local author, and set partially in Charleston, and it has a great cover (is she walking away from something or to s ...more
Oct 06, 2009
Oct 07, 2009
 
Doctor to the Dead: Grotesque Legends and Folk Tales of Old Charleston
3.72
John Bennett retells of some of Charleston's favorite, yet dark and sometimes creepytales of the supernatural. Thank goodness he recognized the import ...more
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Jan 17, 2009
 
The Christmas Pearl
3.81
I'm waffling between a 2 and a 3 star rating on this little novella. I didn't particularly like any of the characters, nor did I feel Charleston in th ...more
Jan 12, 2015
Jan 12, 2015
 
The Memory of Water
3.79
I have a weakness for books set in the lowcountry of South Carolina. Sometimes they please, sometimes they don't. This story about two sisters, their ...more
Oct 15, 2009
Oct 11, 2009
 
On Folly Beach
4.05
I shouldn't have waited so long to review this book after reading it, for it has sunk into the background in light of some of the books I have read si ...more
Apr 16, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
 
Outbound: The Curious Secession of Latter-Day Charleston
3.75
Oh, I really wanted to adore this book. I was all set to be completely blown away by it. And the opening bits I did like. Sort of a Dave Barry does C ...more
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Dec 15, 2008
 
Moon Over Edisto
4.03
Despite the fact that I sometimes get irritated when authors take liberties with my beloved lowcountry, I like reading books set in and around Charles ...more
Aug 29, 2013
Aug 05, 2013
 
Shem Creek (Lowcountry Tales #4)
4.02
I like Dotty Frank...Her books are not grand literature, but they are a nice "escape". She writes about the Lowcountry with affection, understanding ...more
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Jan 07, 2009
 
Hoppin' John's Charleston, Beaufort & Savannah: Dining at Home in the Lowcountry
3.83
A glimpse of the Lowcountry in the pages of a book. Learn how to make Hoppin'John (ricefor New Years Day for luck. Serve with collards for money. Try ...more
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Mar 05, 2009
 
The Fireman's Fair
3.61
I picked this up at a local book fair. I'd forgotten how much I like reading Josephine Humphreys. She can capture my beloved lowcountry and color it w ...more
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Jan 03, 2009
 
Lowcountry Boil
3.92
Okay-- I really liked this book. I like the way it captured my lowcountry (well, a little further south from me, but still mine). I liked the characte ...more
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Jan 10, 2009
 
The Hurricane Sisters
3.48
I find that Dottie Frank's books are hit or miss with me. The ones that people adore often irritate the be-jiggers out of me (it's usually the stereot ...more
Nov 17, 2014
Nov 19, 2014
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