Friday, June 29, 2012

Review: Porch Lights by Dorthea Benton Frank

Awww, to be on the island, smell the salt and the soft breeze off the ocean, what a slow but fulfilling life. If only....

I liked Ms. Frank's newest novel and cherished the characters. Annie, is such a card and I loved her sense of humor.  Jackie and Charlie's station in life will make you cry and you will sympathize with what life has dealt them.  You know, life's struggles.  This is a precious story of going home to heal and one of new beginnings.

This is a great beach read and one I would truly recommend to someone that just wants to dip their toes in the surf, sit back, read and enjoy the lights glowing on the porch.

SYNOPSIS by Barnes & Noble
When Jimmy McMullen, a fireman, is killed in the line of duty, his wife, Jackie, and ten-year-old son, Charlie, are devastated. Charlie idolized his dad, and now the outgoing, curious boy has become quiet and reserved. Trusting in the healing power of family, Jackie decides to return to her childhood home on Sullivans Island.
Awaiting them is Annie Britt, the family matriarch who has kept the porch lights on to welcome them home. Thrilled to have her family back, Annie promises to make their visit perfect—even though relations between mother and daughter have never been what you'd call smooth. Over the years, Jackie and Annie have been known to have frequent differences of opinion. But her estranged and wise husband, Buster, and her flamboyant and funny best friend Deb are sure to keep Annie in line. She's also got Steven Plofker—the flirtatious and tasty widowed physician next door, to keep her distracted.

RATING - 4 STARS  - I Loved It

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