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