By Dorothea Benton Frank
(Avon, Mass Market Paperback, 9780061438462, 352pp.)
Publication Date: June 2009
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Elizabeth "Betts" McGee loved those lazy afternoons on pristine Bulls Island in the Carolina Lowcountry. But everything came crashing down when tragic fate—coupled with nasty rumor and innuendo—ended her engagement to Charleston golden boy J.D. Langley of the fabulously wealthy (and fabulously snooty) Langley clan. Betts left soon after, and she hasn't been back in nearly twenty years.
Successfully reinventing herself in New York City, Betts is now a top banking executive and heading up the most important project of her career, but it'll transform the untouched island she loved in her youth into something unrecognizable. And it's forcing her to return to the bosom of her estranged family, where she may not be welcomed with open arms. Worse still, it's uniting her with ex-flame J.D., who's changed . . . but perhaps not enough.
And then there's that crazy alligator . . .
Bestselling author DOROTHEA BENTON FRANK was born and raised on Sullivans Island, South Carolina. She and her husband divide their time between South Carolina and New Jersey. Please visit her website at www.dotfrank.com and join her on Facebook.
- At the beginning of the book, Betts talks about trouble, that it "would get me anyway." Do you agree with her? Is trouble inflicted upon her, or does she create it for herself as well? How is this demonstrated in the story?
“A warming female-empowerment tale with a side order of southern magic.”
-Kirkus Reviews on The Christmas Pearl