Folly Beach by Dorothea Benton Frank

70%

10 Critic Reviews

There's a certain authenticity to the lives Frank tells that will resonate with many women. Frank's telling of this tale will help readers celebrate love and sexuality after 60.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

“Dottie Frank’s books are sexy and hilarious. She has staked out the lowcountry of South Carolina as her personal literary property.”
—Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides and South of Broad

The incomparable Dorothea Benton Frank is back with her latest Lowcountry Novel, Folly Beach. As she has with Lowcountry Summer, Return to Sullivans Island, Land of Mango Sunsets, and so many other delightful literal excursions to this magical Southern locale, the perennial New York Times bestselling author enchants readers with a heart-warming tale of loss, acceptance, family, and love—as a woman returns to the past to find her  future. Folly Beach is a constant delight from “a masterful storyteller” (Booklist) who has already secured her place alongside Anne Rivers Siddons, Sue Monk Kidd, Rebecca Wells, Barbara Delinsky and other contemporary queens of bestselling women’s fiction.

 

About Dorothea Benton Frank

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New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivans Island, South Carolina. She resides in the New York area with her husband.
 
Published January 1, 2011 by WILLIAM MORROW & COMPANY. 658 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Peak Rank on Jul 03 2011
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Critic reviews for Folly Beach
All: 10 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 3

Kirkus

Below average

This novel about dramatists...displays little aptitude for scene-craft.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Jan 24 2016

There's a certain authenticity to the lives Frank tells that will resonate with many women. Frank's telling of this tale will help readers celebrate love and sexuality after 60.

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
on Aug 29 2011

The issue is one of pacing...the book’s momentum slows to a crawl.

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NY Journal of Books

Excellent
Reviewed by Nancy Carty Lepri on Jun 14 2011

...Folly Beach offers up the sights, scents, tastes and textures of the locale in such a fully tangible manner that we feel like part of the story...

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Book Reporter

Excellent
on Jun 27 2011

Reading Frank's books is like cleansing the palate: a great story, genuinely nice people, and a setting you will long to experience for yourself.

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RT Book Reviews

Excellent
Reviewed by Page Traynor on Apr 04 2013

Frank’s Low Country novels are always magical but this one is a dream.

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Lincoln Journal Star

Good
on Aug 01 2011

"Folly Beach" is a play within a novel. The play brings to life the artistic vibe of the Lowcountry in the 1920s. Both stories introduce the reader to strong, sassy women who don't let loss and betrayal derail their journeys.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

Excellent
Reviewed by Sharon Galligar Chance on Jul 05 2011

Dorothea Benton Frank has a fabulous gift for storytelling, and “Folly Beach” is a prime example of her exquisite talent.

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The Readers Cafe

Below average
on Jul 04 2012

...it took more than 70 pages for her to get to the “starting life over” point, which was actually the beginning of the real story.

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BG Daily News

Good
on Mar 17 2012

“Folly Beach” was much more than a great summer novel, with its combination of a romantic story and the careful blending of history.

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