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    • By Invitation Only

    • A Novel
    • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated by: Susan Bennett, Courtney Patterson, Sarah Naughton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
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     The Lowcountry of South Carolina is where By Invitation Only begins, at a barbecue engagement party thrown by Diane English Stiftel, her brother Floyd, and her parents to celebrate her son’s engagement. On this gorgeous, magical night, the bride’s father, Alejandro Cambria, a wealthy power broker whose unbelievably successful career in private equity made him one of Chicago’s celebrated elite, discovers the limits and possibilities of cell phone range. 

    Regular price: £28.29

    • Porch Lights

    • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
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    When Jimmy McMullen, a fireman, is killed in the line of duty, his wife, Jackie, and ten-year-old son, Charlie, are devastated. Charlie idolized his dad, and now the outgoing boy has become quiet and reserved. Trusting in the healing power of family, Jackie decides to return to her childhood home on Sullivan's Island. Awaiting them is Annie Britt, the matriarch who has kept the porch lights on to welcome them. Thrilled to have her family back again, Annie promises to make their visit perfect - even though relations between mother and daughter have never been smooth.

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    • Folly Beach

    • A Lowcountry Tale
    • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
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    Folly Beach is the land of Cate Cooper's childhood, the place where all the ghosts of her past roam freely. Cate never thought she'd wind up in a tiny cottage on this breathtakingly lovely strip of coast. But circumstances have changed, leaving Cate homeless, broke, and unmoored. Yet Folly Beach holds more than just memories. Once upon a time another woman found unexpected bliss and comfort within its welcoming arms. An artist, writer, and colleague of the revered George Gershwin, Dorothy Heyward enjoyed the greatest moments of her life at Folly....

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    • Bulls Island

    • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
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    A satisfying tale of honor, chance, and star-crossed love infused with Southern wit, grace, and charm - the story of two old Southern families. The Langleys have more money than the Morgan Stanley Bank. And they think they have more class. The Barrett family made their 19th-century fortune in a less distinguished manner: corner grocery stores and liquor stores.

    Regular price: £13.29

    • Lowcountry Summer

    • A Plantation Novel
    • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
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    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.

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    • Return to Sullivans Island

    • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
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    Newly graduated from college, aspiring writer Beth Hayes is elected by her family to house-sit the Island Gamble. Buoyed by sentimental memories of growing up on this tiny sandbar seemingly untouched by time, Beth vows to give herself over to the Lowcountry force and discover the wisdom it holds. Just as she vows she will never give into the delusional world of white picket fences, minivans, and eternal love, she meets Max Mitchell.

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    • Shem Creek

    • A Lowcountry Tale
    • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr, Dick Hill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
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    Meet Linda Breland, single parent of two teenage daughters. The oldest, Lindsey, who always held her younger sister in check, is leaving for college. And Gracie, her Tasmanian devil, is giving her nightmares. Linda's personal life? Well, between the married men, the cold New Jersey winters, her pinched wallet and her ex-husband who marries a beautiful, successful woman ten years younger than she is - let's just say, Linda has seen enough to fill 1000 pages.

    Regular price: £22.39

    • Pawleys Island

    • A Low Country Tale
    • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated by: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
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    Rebecca has been catapulted from her home, her marriage, and her children. She has escaped to Pawleys Island to hide herself from herself. But after Miss Olivia pries Rebecca's secrets from her, Huey and especially Abigail are challenged to reenter life outside the dream state their idyllic geography evokes. They will see that Rebecca has her day in court, but they never expect to provoke a national forum for discussion.

    Regular price: £25.09

    • The Christmas Pearl

    • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated by: Celia Weston
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
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    Theodora is the matriarch of a family that, in her opinion, has grown into a bunch of truculent knuckleheads. They've all come together to South Carolina to celebrate Christmas. But this Christmas looks nothing like the extravagant, homey Christmases Theodora grew up with.

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Full of Grace

    • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
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    The rich atmosphere of South Carolina, both Hilton Head and Charleston, is brought vividly to life by Dorothea Benton Frank, a South Carolina native who, with her exquisitely evocative prose, makes you smell the sea air, see the palmettos, and savor the sweet tea, but this time it comes with a side of antipasti.

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    • The Land of Mango Sunsets

    • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated by: Nanette Savard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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    Meet Miriam Elizabeth Swanson, in a full-blown snit, buoyed by a fabulous cast who run the gamut from insufferable to wonderful. Miriam spins out from the revolving door of her postured life as a Manhattan quasi-socialite while she thirsts - no, starves - for recognition. How did she become what she hates the most and what does she endure to realize it? And where are the answers? It takes a few spins, dips, and one spectacular fall before Miriam gets her head on straight.

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    • Sullivan's Island

    • A Lowcountry Tale
    • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
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    Born and raised in idyllic Sullivan's Island, Susan Hayes navigated through her turbulent childhood with humor, spunk, and characteristic Southern sass. But years later, she is a conflicted woman with an unfaithful husband, a sometimes resentful teenage daughter, and a heart that aches with painful, poignant memories. And as Susan faces her uncertain future, she realizes that she must go back to her past. To the beachfront house where her sister welcomes her with open arms.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Plantation

    • A Lowcountry Tale
    • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated by: Susie Breck
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
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    When Caroline Wimbley Levine learns that her mother, Miss Lavinia, has supposedly gone mad, she leaves the big city bustle of Manhattan and returns to Tall Pines Plantation. Caroline originally left Tall Pines to escape her feisty, eccentric mother and her drunken brother, Trip. When Miss Lavinia dies, Caroline is forced to come to terms with her family's troubled history as well as her failing relationship with her husband.

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    • Queen Bee

    • A Novel
    • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Length: 12 hrs
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    Beekeeper Holly McNee Kensen quietly lives in a world of her own on Sullivan’s Island, tending her hives and working at the local island library. Holly calls her mother "The Queen Bee" because she’s a demanding hulk of a woman. Her mother, a devoted hypochondriac, might be unaware she’s quite ill, but that doesn’t stop her from tormenting Holly. To escape the drama, Holly’s sister, Leslie, married and moved away, wanting little to do with island life. Holly’s escape is to submerge herself in the lives of the two young boys next door and their widowed father, Archie.

    Regular price: £28.29