Sunday, June 6, 2010

Giveaway: Lowcountry Summer by Dorthea Benton Frank


Thanks to William Morrow, I have one copy of Lowcountry Summer by Dorthea Benton Frank to giveaway. I received the giveaway with my own coveted copy last week and I would love to get it into one of my reader's hands. It goes on sale on Tuesday, June 15 and you could have it soon after. Here's a little more about it. More information about the giveaway is below.   I will be reading it in the next week or so and posting my review.  This will be my first Dorthea Benton Frank book even though I have been meaning to read her for years.


Lowcountry Summer
Publisher:  William Morrow
Publish Date:  June 15, 2010
Hardcover, 352 pages


About the Book:

Dorothea Benton Frank is a native of the South whose novels vividly capture the wild beauty, laid-back atmosphere, earthy characters, and charming eccentricities of life in South Carolina's Lowcountry. Written with compelling honesty and emotional depth, her stories have touched readers from coast to coast, and propelled her to the top ranks of bestsellerdom nationwide.

Now this remarkable writer revisits some of her most unforgettable characters in this enchanting new story sure to make you laugh and cry. Return with her to Tall Pines Plantation in this long-awaited sequel to her beloved bestseller Plantation. . . .

When Caroline Wimbley Levine returned to Tall Pines Plantation, she never expected to make peace with long-buried truths about herself and her family. The Queen of Tall Pines, her late mother, was a force of nature, but now she is gone, leaving Caroline and the rest of the family uncertain of who will take her place.
In the lush South Carolina countryside, old hurts, betrayals, and dark secrets will surface, and a new generation will rise along the banks of the mighty Edisto River.

Wonderfully evocative, infused with humor and poignancy, and rich with the lyrical cadences of the South, Lowcountry Summer is vintage Dorothea Benton Frank, a deeply moving novel you'll want to savor and share.

The Giveaway:

One copy of The Rule of Nine by Steve Martini provided by the publisher, William Morrow, that I will mail out to the winner within a week of the close of the giveaway.  The winner will be notified by email and posted on the website and will have 48 hours to contact me with their address before I draw another name.  Giveaway ends June 13, 2010.  Open to US/Canada only.

To Enter:

Simply comment.  Tell me if you've read Dorthea Benton Frank before or just say enter me.  Additional entries for tweeting (1 per day), following me in any way (twitter, google follower, rss, email, see sidebar to follow), and 5 additional entries for telling me your favorite book you read so far this year.  Please leave a separate comment for each entry (I'll count the 5 entries for your favorite book this year, so you don't need to leave that 5 times).  All comments will be randomized and then I will pick a number using random.org.

Thanks!  Look for more giveaways over the next few weeks.

53 comments:

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

My favorite book this year is This One Is Mine by Maria Semple.
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trishalynn0708 said...

Please enter me, I have not read any of Dorthea's books before.

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trishalynn0708 said...

My favorite book so far this year would have to be Insatiable by Meg Cabot and I am reading that right now.. it is amazing!

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I am already a follower with Google

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Team JC said...

Please enter me! I have not read any books by Dorthea and I would love too!
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I am following you via GFC.
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tetewa said...

This would be a new author for me, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

Anonymous said...

i have read ALL of dorthea benton franks' books...and have enjoyed each one them :)

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email subscriber :)

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rss subscriber :)

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Anonymous said...

my favourite book is: a stray drop of blood by roseanna white :)

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debbie said...

I haven't read anything by her before.
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debbie said...

I am a email subscriber.
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JHS. said...

I have never read any of Dothea Benton Frank's work, but would like to!

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JHS. said...

I'm already following you on Google & Facebook.

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JHS. said...

My favorite book so far this year was a complete surprise to me: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire.


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Anonymous said...

Please enter me in this contest. Sounds like a good one.

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Anonymous said...

I am a GFC follower.

Melanie said...

I haven't read any of her books yet, but I live in the South Carolina lowcountry so I would love to win this!

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Melanie said...

+1 I am GFC follower MelanieL and I subscribe by email.

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Melanie said...

+5 My favorite book I've read so far is the one I'm almost finished with now, The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. I think it came out last year though.

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misskallie2000 said...

I have not read any of Ms Frank's books but this does sound like a very good book. I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.


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Follow via GFC

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misskallie2000 said...

So far this yr my favorite book read is Tell Me Why by Stella Cameron.

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Anita Yancey said...

I have read one book by Dorothea Benton Frank. Love to read this one. Please enter me. Thanks!

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Anita Yancey said...

Follow on GFC and subscribe by email.

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Anita Yancey said...

+5 My favorite book that I've read so far this year was The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker.

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Just Mom said...

I've read a few of Dorothea Benton Frank and have enjoyed most all of them! Please enter me.

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Just Mom said...

My favorite book theis year (so far) has been The Help.

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Alison's Book Marks said...

I am embarrassed to admit - I have not yet read Dorthea Benton Frank. This would be my firet.

Thank you for the chance to win!

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I follow on GFC

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Alison's Book Marks said...

The best book I've read so far this year...oh that's really hard, can I give you top three?

1. Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
2. A Fierce Radiance by Lauren Belfer
3. Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

That could have been a long list...I had a hard time choosing three (I kept YA/MG fiction out of the list)

misha1989 said...

Please enter me if the giveaway is international .Thanks
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My favorite book this year is Arcadia Falls by Carol goodman

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Alexandra said...

I didn't read Dorthea Benton Frank before,but I would like to!

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Alexandra said...

I follow your blog via GFC.
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Alexandra said...

Right now my favorite book is Amy & Roger's Epic Detour.

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edmontonjb said...

I haven't read thi sauthor but would love to try this book.

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misskallie2000 said...

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Margie said...

I enjoy books with a Southern background. THanks for the giveaway.
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Margie said...

My favorite book so far this year is The Ocean Between Us by Susan Wiggins.
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Anonymous said...

My favorite books so far this year is Lost child by John Hart.

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Anonymous said...

I am an e-mail subscriber.
Please enter me in this contest. Thank you

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