Same Beach, Next Year
Dorothea Benton Frank
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New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank returns to her magical Lowcountry of South Carolina in this bewitching story of marriage, love, family, and friendship that is infused with her warm and engaging earthy humor and generous heart.
One enchanted summer, two couples begin a friendship that will last more than twenty years and transform their lives.
A chance meeting on the Isle of Palms, one of Charleston’s most stunning barrier islands, brings former sweethearts, Adam Stanley and Eve Landers together again. Their respective spouses, Eliza and Carl, fight sparks of jealousy flaring from their imagined rekindling of old flames. As Adam and Eve get caught up on their lives, their partners strike up a deep friendship—and flirt with an unexpected attraction—of their own.
Year after year, Adam, Eliza, Eve, and Carl eagerly await their reunion at Wild Dunes, a condominium complex at the island’s tip end, where they grow closer with each passing day, building a friendship that will withstand financial catastrophe, family tragedy, and devastating heartbreak. The devotion and love they share will help them weather the vagaries of time and enrich their lives as circumstances change, their children grow up and leave home, and their twilight years approach.
Bursting with the intoxicating richness of Dorothea Benton Frank’s beloved Lowcountry—the sultry sunshine, cool ocean breezes, icy cocktails, and starry velvet skies—Same Beach, Next Year is a dazzling celebration of the infrangible power of friendship, the enduring promise of summer, and the indelible bonds of love.
I usually love books by this author, I've read everything she's written. This time I can't say I hated the story, it was fun. But for some reason the author felt like she needed to describe every little detail to the extreme. It really got annoying, at least a the third of the book could have been cut out. I mean I'm all about painting a picture for the reader but I found myself getting really frustrated! I'm not saying don't read it but don't say you weren't warned...
Not Usual Standard
I usually like this author, but this is her worst so far. Plot is weak and sometimes absurd. Don't bother.
Check the facts please
I really liked this book until 70 percent through. One of the characters gets hepatitis c and let's just say there was no fact checking going on. Then it just got sappy.