Monday, March 28, 2011

Lowcountry Summer, by Dorothea Benton Frank

Caroline has returned to live at the family plantation home after the relatively messy break up of her marriage. The home had once been the residence of her mother, Lavinia Boswell Wimbley and left to Caroline. Lavina continues to make her presence known if she is not thrilled with something her daughter has done. This novel presents Caroline's extended family and the different degrees of their life. Separation, bereavement, disease, love and the proper raising of South Carolina children into proper young ladies and gentleman are all focused on in the novel.

The rhythm of this novel was wonderful I felt like I could hear, feel and smell the hanging moss, water lapping at the dock, a garden of roses, and the warmth of the wind.

I would definitely read this on a hot afternoon sitting under an umbrella with a mimosa.
4 Stars

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