Plantation: A Lowcountry Tale

by Dorothea Benton Frank | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0515131083 Global Overview for this book
Registered by cheesygiraffe of Florence, Alabama USA on 9/22/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by cheesygiraffe from Florence, Alabama USA on Thursday, September 22, 2005
This is going to my Secret Spook. I hope you enjoy this.

From Publishers Weekly

A follow-up to Frank's debut novel, Sullivan's Island, this colorful contemporary romance effortlessly evokes the lush beauty of the South Carolina Lowcountry while exploring the complexities of family relationships. When Caroline Wimbley Levine learns that her mother, Miss Lavinia, has supposedly gone mad, she leaves the big city bustle of Manhattan and returns to Tall Pines Plantation. Caroline originally left Tall Pines to escape her feisty, eccentric mother and her drunken brother, Trip, but when Miss Lavinia dies, Caroline is forced to come to terms with her family's troubled history as well her failing relationship with her husband. As Caroline reminisces about her past rebelliousness and her childhood, she realizes that her father's sudden and tragic death many years before served as a catalyst for the family's disintegration. Caroline and Trip also learn that their seemingly selfish and self-assured mother was not so uncaring after all. While most of the story is told from Caroline's point of view, journal entries written by Miss Lavinia open several of the chapters, providing the narrative with additional texture and warmth. Although the novel is short on plot, readers will enjoy immersing themselves in the lives of these deftly drawn, heartfelt characters.

Journal Entry 2 by candieb from Austin, Texas USA on Tuesday, November 1, 2005
Yay! Thank you so much for this book, Cheesy! I grew up in the lowcountry of South Carolina and I love reading books about it, although you couldn't pay me enough to actually move back there (laugh - no no no, don't get all offended now... I have family there, remember that!) Thank you!!

Journal Entry 3 by candieb from Austin, Texas USA on Sunday, January 22, 2006
This was a really good, heartfelt book. Good overall story and a pretty quick read.

I grew up near the Edisto so it's kind of neat to read books that are set in the lowcountry of South Carolina. Reminds me of where I grew up.

Having said that, I was irritated several times by this book. The over-use of "yanh" made me want to throw the book across the room. Yes, people say "yanh", but not nearly as much as the author uses it in the book. There were several phrases like that that made me want to give up on the book - come on, now... "yer mammer"??? Gimme a break!

I will still look for this books for this author and hope she grows out of this overuse of the lowcountry dialect.

Journal Entry 4 by candieb at RABCK in RABCK, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, January 22, 2006

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Journal Entry 5 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Thursday, January 26, 2006
For some strange reason I can't login to BC but I can journal a book, weird. I just wanted to let you know the book made it safely though. I'm really looking forward to reading it. As soon as this problem is resolved I'll go back and re-journal the book so my name will show on the journal entry. Thanks so much for sending it to me. ~ Lei510

CAUGHT IN GARLAND TEXAS USA

Journal Entry 6 by Lei510 from Garland, Texas USA on Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Yea! The problem appears to be fixed and I can finally login again. I thought I better make a journal entry. Thank you for the book. I look forward to reading it and sharing it.

Journal Entry 7 by Lei510 from Garland, Texas USA on Thursday, July 27, 2006
I really loved this book! Thanks again candieb. Now I'm releasing it.

Journal Entry 8 by Lei510 at Montclair Elementary School in Garland, Texas USA on Thursday, July 27, 2006

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