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The Last Original Wife

A Novel

Dorothea Benton Frank

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Experience the sultry Southern atmosphere of Atlanta and the magic of the Carolina Lowcountry in this funny and poignant tale of one audacious woman’s quest to find the love she deserves, from New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank.

Leslie Anne Greene Carter is The Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley’s wildly successful Atlanta social set. His cronies have all traded in the mothers of their children they promised to love and cherish—’til death did them part—for tanned and toned young Barbie brides.

If losing the social life and close friends she adored wasn’t painful enough, a series of setbacks shake Les’s world and push her to the edge. She’s had enough of playing the good wife to a husband who thinks he’s doing her a favor by keeping her around. She’s not going to waste another minute on people she doesn’t care to know. Now, she’s going to take some time for herself—in the familiar comforts and stunning beauty of Charleston, her beloved hometown. In her brother’s stately historic home, she’s going to reclaim the carefree girl who spent lazy summers sharing steamy kisses with her first love on Sullivans Island. Along Charleston’s live oak- and palmetto-lined cobblestone streets, under the Lowcountry’s dazzling blue sky, Les will indulge herself with icy cocktails, warm laughter, divine temptation and bittersweet memories. Daring to listen to her inner voice, she will realize what she wants . . . and find the life of which she’s always dreamed.

Told in the alternating voices of Les and Wes, The Last Original Wife is classic Dorothea Benton Frank: an intoxicating tale of family, friendship, self-discovery, and love, that is as salty as a Lowcountry breeze and as invigorating as a dip in Carolina waters on a sizzling summer day.

Customer Reviews

The Last Original Wife

I am from South Carolina, and you always make me proud of that! I loved this book, it was entertaining and right on the money. Do not ever stop writing.

The last original wife

This is really a good book! It is smart, sassy and dead on!
Viagra & Cialis have added fuel to the aging male's delusion that as long as they can be erect they can have young women and that they never have to face issues of age or life itself; however life itself has a sneaky way of playing "gotcha". Women aren't immune to these illusions either when they go after teens and 20 something males. Amazingly they are so caught up in the eroticism of the moment that they refuse to see how ridiculously hilarious they appear.
It took 30 years for Les to wake up and mobilize herself but she did with her dignity intact.
This book and the Viagra Diaries are sad commentaries of our contemporary life of our baby boomer generation which deludes themselves that they will never get old because they have Botox, Viagra, progesterone cream, penile pumps, breast implants, liposuction, hair transplants, face lifts etc. -what an illusion!

Wonderful!

So refreshing to read a book from the point of view of a mature woman! Funny, insightful, and touching, this one had me from the first chapter. I love good Southern fiction and without a doubt, I'll be rereading this one.

The Last Original Wife
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  • $8.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Jun 11, 2013
  • Publisher: William Morrow
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 368 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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