Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island

A Lowcountry Tale

Book - 2005
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Penguin Putnam
Dorothea Benton Frank presents a refreshingly honest and funny novel about friendship, family, and finding happiness by becoming who you're meant to be.

Catapulted from her home, her marriage and her children, artist Rebecca Simms has come to Pawleys Island, South Carolina, to hide herself from herself. Little does she know that on this “arrogantly shabby” family playground, she’ll encounter three people who will change her life: a wise and irresistible octogenarian who will pry her secrets from her, a gallery owner who caters to interior decorators and heaven save us, tourists, and a retired attorney from Columbia who’s complacent in her fat and sassy life until Rebecca’s stormy advent...

Baker & Taylor
Hoping to sell some of her watercolors, Becca Sims wanders into the seaside Gallery Valentine, never expecting that her life will be transformed by the gallery owner and his best friend, in a novel set in small-town South Carolina. Reprint.

Baker
& Taylor

Hoping to sell some of her watercolors, Becca Sims wanders into the seaside Gallery Valentine, never expecting that her life will be transformed by the gallery owner and his best friend, in a novel set in small-town South Carolina.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2005
ISBN: 9780425204313
0425204316
Characteristics: xiv, 316 p. ; 20 cm

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Mar 24, 2008

A sweet but simplistic story about a group of people who find a new lease on life in the low country Pawley's Island. Unfortunately the author chose to narrate this book herself, without much dramatic distinction among the characters. She should have paid an actress. Because many of the characters spoke in the first person, it was confusing as to which person was speaking. Not much attribution that would have helped, such as "Abigail said...Rebecca answered...Olivia replied..." Also, there were a number of editing oversights--"between you and I"; "...asked you and I"--plus an abundance of cliches such as "cute as a bug," "hot as a pistol"--Predictable story line and stereotyped characters.

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