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Title:
All summer long
ISBN:
9780062466341

9781628445145
Edition:
First HarperLuxe edition.
Publication:
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Physical Description:
501 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Summary:
This is a story of people whose lives are changing, a southern gentleman returning home to lead a more peaceful life and his talented New York wife who is not quite sure she is ready to make the transition. They are moving north to south, fast pace versus slow pace, downsizing. And while they are doing this, they are getting glimpses into other people's lives over the course of a summer, holidays that will amuse, shock and transform them.

Prominent interior designer Olivia Ritchie and her husband Nicholas Seymour, an English professor, are seemingly polar opposites, yet drawn together and in love for more than fourteen years. As they prepare to relocate to Charleston, S.C. from New York they are moving north to south, fast pace versus slow pace and downsizing. Nick is ecstatic. Olivia is not. As plans evolve and lives change in unexpected ways, the question arises: can money buy happiness?
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Filled with her trademark wit, poignant themes, and rich characters, the perennial New York Times bestselling author returns with a sensational novel that follows the travels of one couple though a tumultuous summer.

Dorothea Benton Frank's magical stories take us deep into the heart of her beloved Carolina Lowcountry. In her novels, this lush landscape comes alive in all its vibrancy and color. She ignites all of our senses with her vivid descriptions of landscape and atmosphere. In her novels you hear the ocean washing the shore on different islands so profoundly that you can nearly hear the sea gulls squawking, too.

This is a story of people whose lives are changing--a southern gentleman returning home to lead a more peaceful life and his talented New York wife who is not quite sure she is ready to make the transition. They are moving north to south, fast pace versus slow pace, downsizing. And while they are doing this, they are getting glimpses into other people's lives over the course of a summer, holidays that will amuse, shock and transform them.

This irresistible story is home to captivating characters as funny, complicated, and real as our best friends--husbands and wives, mothers and daughters, friends and family who wrestle with the complexities, pain, and joys familiar to us all.

Finally, we'll come to recognize the face of love, the kind that deepens and endures but only because one woman makes a tremendous leap of faith. That leap changes them all.


Author Notes

Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Lowcountry Tales Series which includes the books Sullivan's Island and Plantation. Her title's have often made the Best Seller List such as: Porch Lights, The Last Original Wife, The Hurricane Sisters, All the Single Ladies, All Summer Long, Return to Sullivans Island, and Same Beach, Next Year.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Popular Manhattan interior designer Olivia Ritchie and her professor husband, Nick Seymour, are heading to Charleston just as Olivia's business takes a downturn. Fortunately, she has one loyal client left: Maritza Vasile, fifth, or possibly sixth wife of the insanely wealthy businessman Bob Vasile, who relies on Olivia's decorating expertise and empathic friendship to shore up her confidence in the face of Bob's suspected infidelities. When the purchase of the Vasiles' $26 million Nantucket getaway falls through, however, Olivia is really on the ropes. A birthday excursion to Richard Branson's private island aboard the Vasiles' luxury yacht and, later, the shipboard wedding of Bob's son give Olivia opportunities to troll for new business, but not before witnessing the near-destruction of the Vasiles' marriage. Frank's (The Hurricane Sisters, 2014) beloved shrimp-and-grits Carolina Lowcountry takes a back seat to the lifestyles-of-the-rich-and-famous world of caviar and champagne in this glitzy exploration of the bonds of love, marriage, friendship, and loyalty. Frank will please fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Nancy Thayer.--Haggas, Carol Copyright 2016 Booklist