Dorothea Benton Frank


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in Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
September 12, 1951

Died
September 02, 2019

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Dorothea Benton Frank was a New York Times best-selling American novelist of Southern fiction. She worked in the apparel industry from 1972 until 1985 and then organized fundraisers as a volunteer, before becoming a novelist.

She is best known as the author of twenty novels placed in and around the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

Dorothea Benton Frank isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but she does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from her feed.

The Problem with Reviews

On this site I will only be critical of dead authors. In fact maybe they have to be dead for a really long time. I haven't quite worked that part out yet. You see, I read all the time and I read friction all the time. I read books my friends have written, books to blurb by writers trying to break into the business and books written by strangers that I'm just reading for the heck of it. For me t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 06, 2009 14:17
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“I have always thought that librarians are a little bit like doctors, travel agents and professors all rolled into one. We all know that a great story can lift spirits, take you anywhere in the world you want to go and in any time period to boot, and the lessons you learn from a good book can buoy your own convictions and even change your life. ”
Dorothea Benton Frank

“Books were my passion and my escape from madness.”
Dorothea Benton Frank, The Christmas Pearl

“Isn’t it amazing how much good people can do for each other when you give them the opportunity to help?”
Dorothea Benton Frank, Bulls Island

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The Girl Who Wrote in Silk The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes by Kelli Estes Inspired by true events, Kelli Estes's brilliant and atmospheric debut serves as a poignant tale of two women determined to do the right thing, and the power of our own stories.
 
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Summer Secrets Summer Secrets by Jane Green by Jane Green Jane Green delivers her second blockbuster novel of 2015, a story of one woman struggling to right the wrongs of her past, with even more complications in the present.
 
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Julia's Chocolates Julia's Chocolates by Cathy Lamb by Cathy Lamb Filled with warmth, love, and truth, Julia's Chocolates is an unforgettable novel of hope and healing that explores the hurts we keep deep in our hearts, the love that liberates us, the courage that defines us, and the chocolate that just might take us there.
 
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The Hurricane Sisters The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank by Dorothea Benton Frank Frank, with her hallmark scintillating wit and crisp insight, captures how a complex family of disparate characters and their close friends can overcome anything through the power of love and reconciliation. This is the often hilarious, sometimes sobering, but always entertaining story of how these unforgettable women became The Hurricane Sisters.
 
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Those Secrets We Keep Those Secrets We Keep by Emily Liebert by Emily Liebert When these three women unite for a three-week-long summer vacation in beautiful Lake George, New York, even with the idyllic location as their backdrop, the tensions begin to mount. And they quickly discover that no secret can be kept forever...
 
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The Secret Life of Bees The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd by Sue Monk Kidd Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily's fierce-hearted black "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free.
 
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The Lovesick Cure The Lovesick Cure by Pamela Morsi by Pamela Morsi Between folk remedies and a "no strings attached" romance, Jesse is beginning to think she's found her own brand of lovesick cure—because there's nothing like a pinch of confidence and a dash of attraction to mend a broken heart.
 
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Save the Date Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews by Mary Kay Andrews A wedding florist finds love and trouble in this delightful new novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Ladies' Night.
 
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As Close to Us as Breathing As Close to Us as Breathing by Elizabeth Poliner by Elizabeth PolinerA multigenerational family saga about the long-lasting reverberations of one tragic summer by "a wonderful talent [who] should be read widely"
 
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