‘By Invitation Only’ Reminds Us of the Importance of Family [REVIEW]

wedding couple sitting on green grass in front of body of water at sunset

Opposities attract in Dorothea Benton Frank’s uproarious new novel, By Invitation Only. (Photo by freestocks.org on Pexels.com)

When a young couple falls in love and announces their engagement, it sends their families reeling. After all, the bride is a well-to-do Chicago socialite while the groom comes a peach farm in the South Carolina Lowcountry. As their families meet for the first time, will the starry-eyed couple be able to handle the heat or will their romance disintergrate as cultures clash? Find out in Dorothea Benton Frank’s hilariously candid new novel, By Invitation Only. 
Read more of this post

Dorothea Benton Frank’s ‘All Summer Long’ Is A Love Letter to the South [REVIEW]

Lowcountry Landscapes SC

When a couple moves from New York City to the Carolina Lowcountry, their lives are changed forever in Dorothea Benton Frank’s All Summer Long. (Photo by Yvette Wilson, Flickr)

Moving is hard. There are so many things to think about when one uproots a life. There are the inevitable changes of career, saying goodbye to friends and family, and even having to find someone new to style your hair. But when a New York based couple decides to make the life altering decision to retire to the slower paced South, they must face not only a change in circumstances and locale, but the secrets they have kept hidden from one another. Will their marriage be strong enough to survive these challenges as they arise? Find out in Dorothea Benton Frank’s new novel, All Summer Long.   Read more of this post