Wednesday, August 12, 2009

RETURN TO SULLIVAN'S ISLAND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED!
RETURN TO SULLIVAN'S ISLAND
by Dorothea Benton Frank


ABOUT THE BOOK:

Newly graduated from college and an aspiring writer, Beth Hayes craves independence and has a world to conquer. But her notions of travel, graduate study, and writing the great American novel will have to be postponed. With her mother, Susan, leaving to fulfill her own dreams in Paris and her Aunt Maggie, Uncle Grant, and stepfather, Simon, moving to California, Beth is elected by her elders to house-sit the Island Gamble. Surrounded by the shimmering blue waters of the Atlantic, the white clapboards, silver tin roof, and confessional porch have seen and heard the stories of generations of Hamiltons. But will the ghosts of the Island Gamble be watching over Beth?

Buoyed by sentimental memories of growing up on this tiny sandbar that seems to be untouched by time, Beth vows to give herself over to the Lowcountry force and discover the wisdom it holds. She will rest, rejuvenate, and then reenter the outside world. Just as she vows she will never give into the delusional world of white picket fences, minivans, and eternal love, she meets Max Mitchell. And all her convictions and plans begin to unravel with lightning speed.

There is so much about life and her family's past that she does not know. Her ignorance and naiveté nearly cost her both her inheritance and her family's respect. But Beth finds unexpected friends to help her through the disaster she faces: her wise and charming Aunt Sophie; Cecily Singleton, the granddaughter of Livvie Singleton; and Woody Morrison, the solid young investment banker.

This wonderful ensemble of characters could be your own family, but watch what unfolds as they succumb to the island's spell. If everything happens for a reason, then Beth's return to Sullivans Island teaches her that betrayal and tragedy are most easily handled when you surround yourself with loyal family and friends in a magical place that loves you so much that it wants to claim you as its own.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dorothea Benton Frank is the New York Times bestselling author of Bulls Island (William Morrow, 2008), The Christmas Pearl (William Morrow 2007), The Land of Mango Sunsets (William Morrow 2007), Full of Grace (William Morrow 2006), Pawleys Island (Berkley 2005), Shem Creek (Berkley 2004), Isle of Palms (Berkley 2003), Plantation (Jove 2001), and Sullivan's Island (Jove 2000). Her newest book, Return to Sullivans Island, will be released by William Morrow June 30, 2009.

Ms. Frank has appeared on NBC's Today show, Parker Ladd's Book Talk, and many local network-affiliated television stations. She is a frequent speaker on creative writing and the creative process for students of all ages and in private venues, such as the National Arts Club, the Junior League of New York, Friends of the Library, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. She has also been a guest speaker at the South Carolina Book Festival; Novello, North Carolina's Festival of Books; and the Book and Author annual event in Charleston, South Carolina, sponsored by the Post & Courier.

Before she began her writing career, Ms. Frank was involved extensively in the arts and education, and in raising awareness and funding for various nonprofits in New Jersey and New York. At the present time she serves on the boards of The South Carolina Historical Society and The South Carolina Coastal Conservation League.

The author, who was born and raised on Sullivan's Island in South Carolina, currently divides her time between New Jersey and South Carolina.

GIVEAWAY!

THANKS TO SHAWN AT HARPER COLLINS,

I HAVE THREE COPIES OF THIS

WONDERFUL BOOK TO GIVEAWAY!


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44 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I love your guest review and I'd love to read this book! It would fit perfectly for my Literary Road Trip through South Carolina. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

shopannies said...

I think the guest reviewer did quite well I think it is fun to post on others blogs
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Kelly Moran said...

i've reviewed a few of her books now. i have family in the carlinas and usually love her work. i had trouble getting into this one.
great review.

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

Looks like another wonderful read! I am going to add this to the giveaway page over at my blog. I linked to it here

Bingo said...

Sorry about "the Guest Review"...not your fault and hope you will read mind later this week...you are entered!

Debbie said...

Sorry you had some glitches. I hate it when that happens to me!
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tawnda said...

Looks like another great read.

MJ said...

I love her books!! Please count me in.

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Wrighty said...

I love Dorothea's books and I love
Dorothea! I've never had the pleasure of meeting her in person but she has been great in online book clubs. I can't wait to read this one! Please include me too and thank you!

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holdenj said...

It looks like a great family story!

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Thanks!

Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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DarcyO said...

Sounds like a winner. Count me in!

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Linna said...

This book sounds nice and interesting. I'm interested in it and hope to read it. :D
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windycindy said...

I would really appreciate being entered in your drawing for this book!
As always, many thanks.....Cindi
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Brenda said...

This book sounds like a great giveaway! I love books, sigh...

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Tina said...

A setting in South Carolina written by Dorothea --what's not to like? please enter me.

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Commchick said...

Please add me to this drawing.

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Mermaid2x said...

I would love to house sit in this house on this island. This sounds like my kind of novel. I love families w/ ghosts and unspoken secrets. Looking forward to your review.

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

Please enter me!

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Book Junkie said...

This sounds like a great read!!! This is also a new to me author but will def. go on my TBR!!

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Beth said...

This looks interesting! Please enter me!

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Kat Bryan said...

This sounds like a good book. I like to read about other families' problems and escape from mine. LOL

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Tea said...

I would love to read and review "Return to Sullivan's Island." I have read "Sullivan's Island. It was so good.

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Carol said...

I've heard that her books are very good. I would love to read this one.
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LoveMyCoffee said...

Count me in for this one too Karen! Wow, the giveaways you're having are amazing.
Thank you.

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Beth said...

Please enter me for this - thanks!
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Cindy said...

I smiled when I read "confessional porch". My house has a large front porch that I dearly love. We have lived here for almost 30 years. This is the house we raised our 4 kids in. Now that I think about it, I bet my front porch has seen and heard many things over the years!

Thanks for a great giveaway! This book looks like one that I would really want to read!

Bingo said...

This IS a book you all will want to read. I do wish I had more to give away but thank you for entering and all your kind and funny comments!

Anonymous said...

I love her books...just finished reading 'bulls island.' Please count me in.

karen k
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kalea_kane said...

What a fabulous guest review. I love books that take place in locales such as Sullivan's Island! I am definitely adding this to my wish list, but please enter me in your giveaway too! :) Thanks!

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

PS I have to tell you that your word verification is "ofunmen" How awesome is that?

Kelly

Anonymous said...

Family conflicts, realtionships. This sounds like a book I'd love to read. Please enter me in the draw.
Many thanks.

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Janel said...

Sounds like a great setting and interesting characters. Please enter me!

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starryann said...

I would love to win this book because it has an air of mystery and family. please consider me to win.

thanks for the contest.

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Debs Desk said...

Great guest review.Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
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Kim said...

this looks fun - enter me pls!

Beth said...

Looks like a great read! Please enter me.

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CherylS22 said...

I enjoy reading books set in the south & this book sounds interesting.
Please count me in ~ Thanks!
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gaby317 said...

This sounds like a fun, satisfying read! Please count me in.

It's just starting to get cold again up here - would love to spend some time on that island!

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Dina said...

I'd love to read this one! aitmama (ta) gmail (tod) com

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

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This one sounds so good, your review took me straight back to my youth in sunny, breezy Florida and the trips we'd take through the South. I can almost feel the water lapping at my toes :)
Have a super, duper week ~

Debs Desk said...

I love Dorothea Benton Frank. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
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minishoes1 said...

This looks like a great book I could really get into! Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Andrea said...

I think I would really enjoy this book, please enter me
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Renee G said...

Would love to read this.

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