William Morrow & Company, Paperback, 9780062073228, 320pp.
Publication Date: August 16, 2011
New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank returns to the Carolina lowcountry with a soul-satisfying tale of chance, honor, and star-crossed love, infused with wit, grace, and Southern charm
It has been years since Elizabeth Betts McGee has returned to her once-adored Bulls Island in the Carolina lowcountryages since tragic fate coupled with nasty rumor ended her engagement to fabulously wealthy Charleston golden boy J. D. Langley. Having successfully reinvented herself as a top New York banking executive, Betts is now heading up the most important project of her career. But itll transform the untouched island she loved in her youth into something unrecognizable. And its forcing her to return to the bosom of her estranged family, where she may not be welcomed with open armsand uniting her with ex-flame J.D., whos changed . . . but perhaps not enough.
“A warming female-empowerment tale with a side order of southern magic.”
-Kirkus Reviews on The Christmas Pearl