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Plantation (Lowcountry Tales)

Plantation (Lowcountry Tales)

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Author: Frank, Dorothea Benton

Brand: Berkley

Color: Multicolor

Edition: Reissue

Number Of Pages: 544

Release Date: 28-04-2020

Details: Product Description New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank evokes a lush plantation in the heart of modern-day South Carolina—where family ties and hidden truths run as deep and dark as the mighty Edisto River.... Caroline Wimbley Levine always swore she’d never go home again. But now, at her brother’s behest, she has returned to South Carolina to see about Mother—only to find that the years have not changed the Queen of Tall Pines Plantation. Miss Lavinia is as maddeningly eccentric as ever—and absolutely will not suffer the questionable advice of her children. This does not surprise Caroline. Nor does the fact that Tall Pines is still brimming with scandals and secrets, betrayals and lies. But she soon discovers that something is different this time around. It lies somewhere in the distance between her and her mother—and in her understanding of what it means to come home.... Review Praise for Plantation“Effortlessly evokes the lush beauty of the South Carolina Lowcountry while exploring the complexities of family relationships…Readers will enjoy immersing themselves in the lives of these deftly drawn, heartfelt characters.”— Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Filled with entertaining characters and lots of humor.”— The State (Columbia, SC)   “Think Terry McMillan meets Rebecca Wells by way of the Deep South and you’ll be barking up the right bayou.”— The Mirror (UK) About the Author Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivan's Island in South Carolina. She was the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including Sullivan's Island, Plantation, Pawleys Island, Shem Creek, and Isle of Palms. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Prologue: Don't Leave Me Now! 2000 This story I have to tell you has to be true because even I couldn't make up this whopper. And Mother's wake—packed to the rafters with the well-dressed curious and the well-heeled sorrowful—may seem an insensitive place to begin, but here we are and it's all I can think about—that is, the progression of events that led up to this moment. I'm obsessing and entitled to it too. So would you. Think about this. You know those pivotal moments in your life that you don't see coming? The ones you wished arrived with a timer going off so you'd know this is it! Well, when the phone rang in February, you couldn't have convinced me that six months later, Mother would be in “the box” and I'd be wearing her pearls, twisting them around my finger exactly like she used to do. Oh, God, here comes Raoul. Excuse me for a moment. “Mees Caroline, I want to express my deep sympathy to you in thees torrible time of you troubles.” He took my hands in his. His hands were callused but manicured. “Thank you, Raoul, thank you for coming,” I said, thinking that he was actually rather handsome. He exuded something, I don't know, some masculine whatever. “She was very beautiful, your mother, and I will hold her een my heart forever.” “Thank you,” I said, “I know she was very fond of you.” “Sí” he said, a smile spreading across his face, “ees true.” He released my hands and walked away, back into the crowd. Mother slept with him? Well, why not? Where were we? Ah! Pivotal moment! Pivotal moment, indeed. You see, Trip—he's my only brother—called me in New York, in the middle of a cocktail party my husband, Richard, and I were giving, to announce that Mother had flipped her wig and tried to kill him with her daddy's Parker Old Reliable. (That's a shotgun.) He said she was crazy and that he had her power of attorney and was putting her away somewhere where she couldn't hurt anyone. I knew that was some bodacious bull because my brother was generally accepted as the Second Coming, that is, if Mother's lifelong drooling all over him was an indication of her religious devotion. I guess that sounds like a classic sibling rivalry remark, but you have to know certain things and then you would agree. First, Trip was the spitting i

EAN: 9780593198070

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

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