Wednesday, June 24, 2015

All The Single Ladies by Dorothea Benton Frank

4 Star

Few writers capture the complexities, pain, and joy of relationships—between friends, family members, husbands and wives, or lovers—as beloved New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank. In this charming, evocative, soul-touching novel, she once again takes us deep into the heart of the magical Lowcountry where three amazing middle-aged women are bonded by another amazing woman’s death.

Through their shared loss they forge a deep friendship, asking critical questions. Who was their friend and what did her life mean? Are they living the lives they imagined for themselves? Will they ever be able to afford to retire? How will they maximize their happiness? Security? Health? And ultimately, their own legacies?

A plan is conceived and unfurls with each turn of the tide during one sweltering summer on the Isle of Palms. Without ever fully realizing how close they were to the edge, they finally triumph amid laughter and maybe even newfound love.

Sabrina-Kate - 4 Star

Dorothea Benton Frank certainly has a very specific type of story that she tells. I love how South Carolina's Lowcountry really comes to life through her writing. I almost feel like I am there while reading her books. I saw someone else review this book, calling it a gem and there is no more apt description.

This is the perfect summer read. A book that has a great story and sucks you in until the very last page, All the Single Ladies focuses on a new group of friends and all of the things they are going through in their lives. I found it interesting and comforting to see how they supported each other and grew close in a short period of time.

The characters felt like friends you already knew or someone you would like to meet. Pleasant and loyal, they were truly a pleasure to get to know throughout the story. I felt like I truly cared about them and wanted them to make it through every tough thing that happened.

The story itself drew me in and kept me interested throughout as an awful lot kept happening to these ladies, but especially to Lisa, who the story focuses on. It was also the type of story that made you want the characters to succeed and probably one of the reasons I enjoyed it so much.

Thank you to William Morrow for our review copy.  All opinions are our own.

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1 comment:

  1. Rooting for the characters to succeed and for things to turn out well for them is a part of reading that I really enjoy.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!



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