Thursday, December 23, 2010
Lowcountry Summer by Dorothea Benton Frank
Years ago I read Plantation and while I don't remember details, I do rememer that I liked it. I read this one just a few months ago (back in 2010) and I can say the exact same thing - I don't remember details but I liked it. Because I didn't have real sharp memories of the first book, I wasn't holding any of the characters up to any specific expectations so I didn't have that set-up for dissapointment and I could just enjoy the story for a summer beach read and be happy. My problem with her last book I read, Isle of Palms, was her over blown caracters that felt like a parody of Southern women. The characters in this book were tamer, more realistic for me and had that vaguely familiar feeling throughout the book which was a combination of could have been someone from the previous book I was remembering or they were just like folks I know I around here and she captured them well! This wasn't a great book like I remember her first ones being (Plantation and Sullivan's Island) but it felt closer to that than Isle of Palms and that was enough!