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Sullivan's Island by Dorothea Benton Frank
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Jun 21, 2012

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I enjoyed reading about steamy and stormy Sullivan's Island off the coast of South Carolina, so different from our beautiful mountainous desert. My favorite character was Livvie, a descendant of African slaves, who lovingly worked for and cared for a dysfuntional Southern family. Here are some sentences from the book that suggest Livvie's sage and spiritual views:

"Her passion for righteousness was stronger than our frenzy."

Livvie said, "When folks around you do crazy things, it's the devil trying to distract you from your purpose."

Livvie also said, "When you let your mind dwell on trouble, you can't be doing what you needs to be doing," and "...when trouble come knocking on your door, you turn your mind to the Lawd,"

"Livvie, if you had a chance to do something really big, would you do it?" "Chile, I am doing something really big. I'm praising Gawd every day!"


This is what the author said about Sullivan's Island, "Once the sand of Sullivan's Island gets in your shoes, your heart will ache to return."

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