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Pawleys Island by Dorothea Benton Frank
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Jul 28, 2011

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This sure as heck isn't great literature but rather a bit of diverting beach read. As a part-time resident of Pawleys Island, S.C. I was excited by the title and immediately dived in. Frank has a lot of local color and amazing characters in the book. The whole art gallery thing was a bit difficult to take-they tend to be rather snooty down here. Sometimes it goes overboard with the "grits wouldn't melt in her mouth" and southern nuttiness stuff. There are darn few real locals in Pawleys, I have never met so many folks from upstate New York. Anyway, if your suspension of disbelief is pretty low this is an ok read. I wouldn't have finished this book if it wasn't for the local color.

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Suzanne Great review, I know the feeling when you are excited to read a book because of the location setting then it doesnt live up to the expectation~

Kathy Webber Thanks. Same thing with the Phillip Craig mysteries set on Marthas Vineyard. First book of series was pretty good; the others I attempted had very similar plots and I couldn't finish them. Lots of good Vineyard color but very pedestrian read.

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