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#The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank–Review 4.5 Stars

The Last Orginal Wife.jpgA Captivating & Entertaining Read!

 

 

Lesley is an unappreciated wife and mother. She lives with a narcissistic husband and two adult children who aren’t the least bit interested in growing up. 

Although this book is a bit over-the-top, I loved it. It’s funny and sad at the same time. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Lesley learn to stand up for herself. It was also very satisfying to witness, Lesley’s husband, and his loser friends receive their comeuppance. And, Lesley’s adult children did finally start to mature, but not before their mother broke out of the role she’d always played. 

A captivating and entertaining read!

~4.5 out of 5 stars~

 

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Bio  (from author’s page on Amazon)

I am the author of twenty novels placed in and around the Lowcountry of South Carolina and thanking God for my chance to speak. When I’m not writing, I’m reading or gardening or cooking. Love to travel, shoot the breeze with people and most of all, be with my husband, children and their spouses, and especially Teddy Spaghetti. My most recent novel, Queen Bee (William Morrow) goes on sale May 14, 2019. Love to have company so come visit at http://www.dotfrank.com or on Facebook and Instagram. And by the way, serious huge gushing thanks for everything – your kind words, posts and emails. Writing saves me, but without your support it wouldn’t mean as much. Dot xoxo

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#By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank–Review–5 Stars

by Invitation only:.jpg 850.jpgAnother Winning Novel by Dorothea Benton Frank!

 

Susan Kennedy Cambria and her husband Alejandro are part of Chicago’s wealthy elite class. And, although Susan adores Frederick Stiftel, her future son-in-law, she worries that her daughter is marrying below her. Frederick was raised on a farm, in Low Country, South Carolina, after all, and not in a city, like the Cambria’s.

Diane Stiftel loved her son Fred, and although, she truly wanted to get along with his fiancee’s mother, Susan Cambria, she was not about to allow the woman to bully her about wedding plans.  

I found the banter between the Stiftel’s family hysterical; as well as the engagement party held by them in South Carolina. When wealthy over-the-top-snobbish Susan Cambria and her friends came to South Carolina, they got a full, in-your-face, eye-opening introduction into farm life and southern hospitality. I love the Stiftel family, especially, Diane. She’s a giving, kind, and wholesome woman. Susan Cambria on-the-other-hand is just the opposite. She and her husband Alejandro are about to learn a couple of hard-earned lessons. Unfortunately, life’s greatest awakenings don’t come as a spur-of-the-moment, brilliant idea, but occur at the tail-end of an excruciating and agonizing experience.

By Invitation Only is a hilarious as well as a poignant read. The characters are well-crafted and engaging; the plot captivating and the dialogue witty. I absolutely loved it.

By Invitation Only is a quality read and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. 

~5 out of 5 stars~ 

 

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Bio (from author’s page on Amazon)

I am the author of eighteen novels placed in and around the Lowcountry of South Carolina and thanking God for my chance to speak. When I’m not writing, I’m reading or gardening or cooking. Love to travel, shoot the breeze with people and most of all, be with my husband and children – not always necessarily in that order. My most recent, Same Beach, Next Year (William Morrow) goes on sale May 16, 2017. Love to have company so come visit at http://www.dotfrank.com or on Facebook. And by the way, serious huge gushing thanks for everything – your kind words, posts and emails. Writing saves me, but without your support it wouldn’t mean as much. Dot xoxo

 

*All Summer Long* by Dorothea Benton Frank*5-Stars

All Summer Long

All Summer Long is a compelling and highly entertaining tale about loving, and not so loving relationships, quirky characters and a wedding catastrophe that changed lives.

Multi-billionaire, Bob Vasile considered himself a lucky man. He had an adoring wife, a son and a four-year-old princess. He also had everything a man could want, including a line of women competing to be the next Mrs.Vasile. Bob’s happiness was squashed in a flash, though, when tragedy struck home, and he was brought to his knees. For the first time in his life, the agonizing pain he was causing another by his infidelity and chauvinistic behavior, became crystal clear to him.

Olivia Richie was a successful New York interior decorator and happily married. However, she was hiding a secret from her husband, Nick. Olivia had promised Nick a long time ago that they would move to South Carolina when he retired; that promise was now coming due. Her fear was, though, that once they moved, her secret would be exposed. What would happen to their loving relationship?

All Summer Long is a cleverly written and humorous story, which grabbed and kept my interest from the first page until the last. I found the plot unique and captivating, the characters developed, and the dialogue witty. I thoroughly enjoyed reading All Summer Long, and would recommend it to anyone who loves a superbly written and well-told story.

I received this ARC from Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover
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