In this thoughtful, timely, humorous, and bighearted tale, perennial New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank examines what happens when a young sophisticated Chicagoan falls for the owner of a farm on Johns Island, a lush Lowcountry paradise off the coast of South Carolina'trading the bustle of a cosmopolitan city for the vagaries of a small southern town.
To many, Folly Beach is one of the most beautiful and idyllic of places. But to Cate Cooper, it is the place that harbors many bad memories from the past. She never planned on coming back, but her late husband has left her both penniless and without a home. As Cate takes inventory of her life, she looks to Folly Beach's history for answers to her future.
Miriam Swanson's husband ran off with a lingerie model, prompting her socialite cohorts to excommunicate her. On top of that, her new tenant is knocking boots with the husband of a former associate. Since her grown sons offer no comfort, Miriam decides to reconnect with her roots in South Carolina and gets back on track with the help of a handsome new friend.
As a nurse serving in Iraq, TK has seen tragedy and hope, pain and miracles. But not even the terror and hardship of war can prepare her for the challenges that face her when she learns that her husband was killed in a car accident. Lost and directionless, floating on a sea of grief and unable to care for her son alone, she returns to the South Carolina Lowcountry of her youth, to Sullivan's Island.
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Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, , p2012
Beth's notions of travel and independence are postponed when she is elected to house-sit her family's ancestral home. Buoyed by memories, Beth vows to rest, rejuvenate, and reenter the outside world but when she meets Max, her convictions unravel. Her ignorance and naivete nearly cost her her family's respect. But Beth finds unexpected friends to help her through.