Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank
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The most compelling chapters of this book are set in Corfu, Greece, where Eliza escapes to visit her family. The descriptions of the island and food are enticing, and readers will cheer for Eliza as she finds her voice and rediscovers her passion for cooking and, eventually, her marriage.
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Synopsis

New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank returns to her magical Lowcountry of South Carolina in this bewitching story of marriage, love, family, and friendship that is infused with her warm and engaging earthy humor and generous heart.

One enchanted summer, two couples begin a friendship that will last more than twenty years and transform their lives.

A chance meeting on the Isle of Palms, one of Charleston’s most stunning barrier islands, brings former sweethearts, Adam Stanley and Eve Landers together again. Their respective spouses, Eliza and Carl, fight sparks of jealousy flaring from their imagined rekindling of old flames. As Adam and Eve get caught up on their lives, their partners strike up a deep friendship—and flirt with an unexpected attraction—of their own.

Year after year, Adam, Eliza, Eve, and Carl eagerly await their reunion at Wild Dunes, a condominium complex at the island’s tip end, where they grow closer with each passing day, building a friendship that will withstand financial catastrophe, family tragedy, and devastating heartbreak. The devotion and love they share will help them weather the vagaries of time and enrich their lives as circumstances change, their children grow up and leave home, and their twilight years approach.

Bursting with the intoxicating richness of Dorothea Benton Frank’s beloved Lowcountry—the sultry sunshine, cool ocean breezes, icy cocktails, and starry velvet skies—Same Beach, Next Year is a dazzling celebration of the infrangible power of friendship, the enduring promise of summer, and the indelible bonds of love.

 

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 May 16, 2017 by William Morrow. 384 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Romance. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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NY Journal of Books

Good
Reviewed by Nancy Carty Lepri on May 15 2017

Once again Dorothea Benton Frank invites us to the Lowcountry of South Carolina where she captivates her readers with a moving tale of love, family, and heartbreak, only to confirm there can be a happily-ever-after no matter the circumstances.

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Reviewed by Jackie K Copper on May 18 2017

I have been a Dottie Frank fan for many years, and I look forward each May or June for her latest offering. This new novel was worth the wait. I devoured it as soon as it arrived. As I said, it is unputdownable.

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Post and Courier

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Reviewed by AMY MERCER on Jun 04 2017

The most compelling chapters of this book are set in Corfu, Greece, where Eliza escapes to visit her family. The descriptions of the island and food are enticing, and readers will cheer for Eliza as she finds her voice and rediscovers her passion for cooking and, eventually, her marriage.

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