(Porch Lights) [E–book] ☆ Dorothea Benton Frank


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    FREE READ Porch Lights FREE READ ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Dorothea Benton Frank Dorothea Benton Frank ó 9 READ Really wanted to love it but I did not I am sure I am in a minority around here Dorothea Benton Frank is a local hero But this booke

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    (Porch Lights) [E–book] ☆ Dorothea Benton Frank Dorothea Benton Frank ó 9 READ FREE READ ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Dorothea Benton Frank This is a Southern Women's FictionChick Lit This book jumps between Jackie and Annie Annie is the mother and Jackie is the d

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    FREE READ Porch Lights FREE READ ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Dorothea Benton Frank Dorothea Benton Frank ó 9 READ This is a pleasant read especially if you ignore the uninspired writing and the truly awful dialogue The things the 10 year old boy

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    (Porch Lights) [E–book] ☆ Dorothea Benton Frank Unlike others I thought this book was terrible I rated it 1 star but if I could I would have rated it a half starThe story line is so unbelievable that I had a hard time getting through the book I kept thinking it would get better WRONGHer husband dies a horrid death and 2 months later she's falling for the hand

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    FREE READ Porch Lights Dorothea Benton Frank ó 9 READ (Porch Lights) [E–book] ☆ Dorothea Benton Frank Book ReviewByC Neuroticus Absolutus I just finished reading Porch Lights by Dorthea Benton Frank another story about life on the barrier islands of South Carolina They say write about what you know best Ms Frank was born and raised on Sullivans Island and weaves a treasure trove of knowledge and experience into one story after another about t

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    (Porch Lights) [E–book] ☆ Dorothea Benton Frank Dorothea Benton Frank ó 9 READ FREE READ ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Dorothea Benton Frank Ms Frank never fails to amuse and entertain me Her characters always touch my funny bone and in this novel Annie Britt matriarch and owner of her home The Salty Dog down on Sullivans Island makes me giggle out loud with her thoughts and words Things like “I had two hormones left Benedict and Arnold” and “I still believed I could handle Dr Love That’s why the Lord invented dimmer switches There comes a time when we’re all better of

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    Dorothea Benton Frank ó 9 READ FREE READ ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Dorothea Benton Frank (Porch Lights) [E–book] ☆ Dorothea Benton Frank This is a typically enjoyable read from Dotty Benton Frank The locale is Sullivan's Island a favorite place of ours and where the author is fromso what is not to love? The main character has lost her NYFD husband to a fire related accident She comes to Sullivan's Island to spend the summer school holiday because she is concerned about the prolonged depression of her ten year old son The beautiful setting and presence

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    (Porch Lights) [E–book] ☆ Dorothea Benton Frank I went into this book wanting to love it but it just fell terribly flat for meJackie a nurse serving in Afghanistan is home for good now after her firefighting husband died tragically She has a ten year old son she needs to take care ofShe drives down to the island where her parents live even though they’re s

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    FREE READ Porch Lights (Porch Lights) [E–book] ☆ Dorothea Benton Frank FREE READ ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Dorothea Benton Frank Porch Lights are a sign of welcome or a symbol that you are waiting for someone to come home and that's exactly what you the reader will find when you read the latest novel by Dorothea Benton Frank Porch LightsI guess the hardest thing for someone to deal with in life is to lose someone that they love Dealing with the loss and finding a way

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    (Porch Lights) [E–book] ☆ Dorothea Benton Frank I usually like books by DBF but this one was so predictable and saccharine sweet that it was just a tryst or two away from b

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FREE READ ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Dorothea Benton Frank Dorothea Benton Frank ó 9 READ FREE READ Porch Lights When Jimmy McMullen a fireman with the NYFD 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 uiet and reserved Trusting in the healing power of family Jackie decides to return to her childhood home on Sullivans IslandCrossing the bridge from the mainland Jackie and Charlie enter a world full of wonder and magic lush green and. Really wanted to love it but I did not I am sure I am in a minority around here Dorothea Benton Frank is a local hero But this booked dragged on and on I found the dialogue between the characters to be ridiculous I have been here a long time as has my family for many generations I have yet to hear a single low country person or Charleston native every speak in the way these people spoke It was so silly they all sounded like they were in some really bad highschool play I was embarrassed that they were portrayed in this wayThis book really did not even have much of a plot line to speak of certainly no tension or uestion of how it was going to end I was disappointed For me it was not even a very fun beach read I feel that the author has become very formulaic in her writing Maybe it is time to switch genres or just take a break

FREE READ ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Dorothea Benton FrankPorch Lights

FREE READ ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Dorothea Benton Frank Dorothea Benton Frank ó 9 READ FREE READ Porch Lights Chocolate grasslands and dazzling red orange and magenta evening skies; the heady pungency of Lowcountry Pluff mud and fresh seafood on the grill; bare toes snuggled in warm sand and palmetto fronds swaying in gentle ocean windsAwaiting them is Annie Britt the family matriarch who has kept the porch lights on to welcome them home Thrilled to have her family back again Annie promises to make their visit perfect even though relations be. Book ReviewByC Neuroticus Absolutus I just finished reading Porch Lights by Dorthea Benton Frank another story about life on the barrier islands of South Carolina They say write about what you know best Ms Frank was born and raised on Sullivans Island and weaves a treasure trove of knowledge and experience into one story after another about the South Carolina Lowcountry I ve read eight of the dozen books she has written each with charming lovable characters who draw the reader into real life predicaments where Ms Frank lets the characters lead the reader to happy endings She writes feel good books that go well with sun block sand seashells colorful beach umbrellas and pitchers of Margaritas She has mastered the art of storytelling with an occasional twist of humor Moreover whereas the average chick lit authors write to fit the formulas of the Harleuin ilk Ms Frank skillfully constructs entertaining narratives outside the constricting formula mold Porch Lights features Jackie McMullen an Army nurse with multiple tours of Afghanistan who is widowed when her firefighter husband dies in the line of duty She comes home to a ten year old son Charlie who is devastated by his father s passing as is she The boy s depression leads her and her son from New York back to Sullivans Island and her long separated mother and father Jackie refuses to believe that she will ever love again and plans to return to Brooklyn before the next school year begins But Charlie develops a relationship with his grandfather and the kind bachelor doctor next door and refuses to leave the island An approaching hurricane provides the impetus for Jackie to leave Sullivans Island uickly but Mother Nature moves in to put the kibosh on all human plans Oh did I mention that Steve Plofker the handsome doctor next door eyes curvy nurse Jackie from the moment she arrives home Before you can say Bob s your uncle he develops longer range plans for Jackie than she is willing to consider As they say love will find a way Or will it Each chapter in Porch Lights is preceded by a uote from Edgar Allen Poe whose work The Gold Bug captures young Charlie s imagination and leads him to discover the marvelous history of Sullivans Island which Ms Frank skillfully intertwines in her story What s each chapter alternates the point of view between Jackie and her mother Annie An unusual approach considering that most agents editors and critics say never switch points of view However in Porch Lights Ms Frank accomplishes this with a story that changes POV effortlessly and seamlessly a credit to her mastery of her craft I like actionadventure Uzi toting bad guys and all American Glock in hand heroes who look like they stepped out of a WWII Army recruiting poster Still with all that tiring action I occasionally need a laid back story that tugs at my heartstrings and lets me unwind That s when I turn to Ms Frank s creations books guaranteed to warm your heart and let you relax I admit that Ms Frank s books are getting predictable with the printing of each new novel I believe her best work lies in her earlier books Nevertheless I like her stories I know pretty much what I m going to get when I take one of Ms Frank s novels to the cash register No disappointments Bedtime or beachtime poolside or plane ride Porch Lights is a good read

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FREE READ ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Dorothea Benton Frank Dorothea Benton Frank ó 9 READ FREE READ Porch Lights Tween mother and daughter have never been what you'd call smooth Over the years Jackie and Annie like all mothers and daughters have been known to have freuent and notorious 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 devilishly tasty widowed physician next door to keep her distracted as well. Porch Lights are a sign of welcome or a symbol that you are waiting for someone to come home and that s exactly what you the reader will find when you read the latest novel by Dorothea Benton Frank Porch LightsI guess the hardest thing for someone to deal with in life is to lose someone that they love Dealing with the loss and finding a way to move forward when it feels like you lack the motivation to do so would be a challenging thing to do Yet that is exactly what Jackie and Charlie McMullen are trying to do Finding a way to move forward without Jimmy McMullen who was killed as a New York fireman when the building he was in collapsed living Jackie without a husband and young ten year old Charlie without a dadNow Jackie is trying to find a way to pull Charlie out of a lingering depression that is consuming his life Withdrawing as an Army nurse Jackie takes a trip back to her childhood home on Sullivan s Island in Charleston to stay the summer with her mom Annie Britt in hopes of finding a solution What she learns there is a process of letting go of the pain but retaining the love and memories she has of her life with Jimmy and begin building a new one Along the way she learns how much she needs to change as well as the beach begins to sooth away the worn and sharp edges of her past She learns to let Charlie begin to experience his own challenges as a boy growing up from skateboarding with the friends he meets sleep overs baseball games and learning a different way of life from the one he left behind before the summerAlong the way Charlie and Jackie have plenty of help from not only Jackie s mom Annie but her father Buster who comes and stays with them to help Charlie make the transition much easier doing stuff a father and son might A neighbor next door to Annie s is a local doctor Steven Plofker who offers Charlie a job walking his dogs and taking care of them for the summer while teaching him the value of a job and responsibility He is also very interested in Jackie seeing as they both share losing a spouse in commonThe delight the reader finds in Porch Lights by Dorothea Benton Frank is a life that is much simple Spending the days walking along the beach in search of the ocean s treasures sharing homemade ice cream from an old fashioned crank machine and just memories of grilled bar b ue meals eaten in the company of close family and friends on porch calls the reader home in a serene way Healing begins for all of them and changes how they view life as they work together to move forward in the next chapters of their life Dorothea paints such a splendid canvas for the reader you can smell the salty air and feel the cool ocean breezes in her latest novelI received Porch Lights compliments of William Morrow a division of Harper Collins publishers for my honest review If you are truly looking for a memorable summer read than search no further and pick this one up It is such a treasure to find a difficult subject like the loss of someone dear is something to be shared with family and friends and in the end changes them all and brings healing no one really expected I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars and the cast of supporting characters Dorothea created make this an exceptionally fun read especially Jackie s mom Annie who fears aging the most

  • Hardcover
  • 319
  • Porch Lights
  • Dorothea Benton Frank
  • English
  • 13 October 2018
  • 9780061961298