Luncheon with Dorothea Benton Frank
Historic Robert Mills Courthouse
607 South Broad Street, Camden, SC
$50 ticket includes luncheon, signed copy of "Same Beach, Next Year," and tax
“Frank writes with genuine adoration for and authority on the South Carolina Lowcountry from which she sprang... [Her] stuff is never escapist fluff—it’s the real deal.” — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“The queen of sassy Southern fiction.” — Charlotte Observer
“A funny, poignant read.” — Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Dottie Frank’s books have the fizz of a gin and tonic, the hilarity of a night out at a comedy club and the warmth of a South Carolina sun. Dip in, dive in, but no matter how you go, you’ll love her.” — Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author
- Seriously hilarious… As only she can, Dorothea Benton Frank shows how we can survive loss, and explores the strong emotions home and family inspire. Get ready to laugh and cry.” — Kathryn Stockett, New York Times bestselling author
New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank returns to her magical Lowcountry of South Carolina in this bewitching story of marriage, temptation, and friendship that is infused with her warm, earthy humor and generous heart.
One enchanted summer, two couples begin a friendship that will last more than twenty years and transform their lives.
A chance meeting on the Isle of Palms, one of Charleston’s most stunning barrier islands, brings former sweethearts Adam Stanley and Eve Landers together again. Their respective spouses, Eliza and Carl, fight sparks of jealousy flaring from their imagined rekindling of old flames. As Adam and Eve get caught up on their lives, their partners strike up a deep friendship—and flirt with an unexpected attraction—of their own.
Year after year, Adam, Eliza, Eve, and Carl eagerly await their reunion at Wild Dunes, a condominium complex at the island’s tip end, where they grow closer with each passing day, building a friendship that will withstand financial catastrophe, family tragedy, and devastating heartbreak. The devotion and love they share will help them weather the vagaries of time and enrich their lives as circumstances change, their children grow up and leave home, and their twilight years approach.
Bursting with the intoxicating richness of Dorothea Benton Frank’s beloved Lowcountry—the sultry sunshine, cool ocean breezes, icy cocktails, and starry velvet skies—SAME BEACH, NEXT YEAR is a dazzling celebration of the infrangible power of friendship, the enduring promise of summer, and the indelible bonds of love.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. She divides her time between the New York area and the Lowcountry. She is the author of 16 bestselling novels, including Sullivan’s Island, Plantation, Isle of Palms, Shem Creek, Pawleys Island, Full of Grace, The Land of Mango Sunsets, The Christmas Pearl, Bulls Island, Return to Sullivan’s Island, Lowcountry Summer, Folly Beach, Porch Lights, The Last Original Wife, The Hurricane Sisters and All The Single Ladies.