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Porch Lights: A Novel
by Dorothea Benton Frank

Published: 2012-06-12
Kindle Edition : 336 pages
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New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank is back home in the Carolina lowcountry, spinning a tale that brims with the warmth, charm, heart, and humor that has become her trademark. Porch Lights is a stirring, emotionally rich multigenerational story—a poignant tale of ...

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New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank is back home in the Carolina lowcountry, spinning a tale that brims with the warmth, charm, heart, and humor that has become her trademark. Porch Lights is a stirring, emotionally rich multigenerational story—a poignant tale of life, love, and transformation—as a nurse, returning to Sullivans Island from the Afghanistan War, finds her life has been irrevocably altered by tragedy…and now must rediscover love and purpose with the help of her son and aging mother.

An evocative visit to enchanting Sullivans Island with its unique pluff mud beaches, palmetto trees, and colorful local lore—a novel filled with unforgettable characters, and enlivened by tales of the notorious Blackbeard and his bloodthirsty pirate crew and eerie Edgar Allan Poe stories—Porch Lights stands tall among the very best works of not only Dottie Frank, but Anne Rivers Siddons, Rebecca Wells, Pat Conroy, and other masters of the modern Southern novel as well.

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did you enjoy the story being told by both the mother and daughter
by ocean508 (see profile) 10/18/12

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Must serve a Southern Coconut cake - Sam's Club makes a delicious one.
by LanaK (see profile) 10/18/12

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  "Cozy"by Silver's Reviews (see profile) 09/03/13

Leave the light on for me.

PORCH LIGHTS was a book about caring, family, healing, and a book that will steal your heart in more ways than one.
Jackie, recently widowed with a ten-year-


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  "review"by ocean508 (see profile) 10/18/12

I enjoyed the book. It made you feel good

 
  "Porch Lights"by LanaK (see profile) 10/18/12

Great summer read. We all want to move to Sullivan's Island.

 
  "Porch Lights.....easy read, very entertaining!"by LHromika (see profile) 10/17/12

This book was lots of fun to read. Full of wit and entertainment, Porch Lights examined family dynamics of a smalltown coastal SC family dealing with tragedies and triumphs. Loved it!

 
  "Porch Lights"by phoebejo (see profile) 08/09/12

Beautiful descriptive novel of love in a family that transcends tragedy. Couldn't put it down.

 
  "Enjoyable Read"by FriendshipSisters (see profile) 06/29/12

I liked Ms. Frank's newest novel and cherished the characters. Annie, is such a card and I loved her sense of humor. Jackie and Charlie's station in life will make you cry and you will symp... (read more)

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