If you are looking for a fun read with women friendships, a wonderful southern low country buzz running through the background and the smell of something good cooking on the stove with a tasty drink in your hand, reach for a book by Dorthea Benton Frank. ~Sheila
When Lisa St Clair watches her favorite patient Kathy Harper lose her battle with cancer, she is impressed with the two friends that stayed by Kathy’s side during her long battle. Carrie and Susan have been placed in charge of taking care of Kathy’s personal things and Lisa offers to help in any way she can. The three women become closer as they try to solve the mysteries of Kathy’s past that she had kept so quiet. With relationships popping up everywhere, a crazy greedy landlord, a wonderful 99-year-old woman, a young adult making poor choices and a dog named Pickles, who knows what will happen?
When I had an opportunity to invite a group of friends over to discuss this book I quickly said yes. If it has Dorthea Benton Frank’s name on it, of course I would say yes! At the time of our gathering none of us had read the book but we all received it that afternoon. I started the book later that day.
Having a fun event is a great way to kick off reading a book. I enjoyed All The Single Ladies by Dorthea Benton Frank. It is an easy summer read. I liked the cast of characters and the story line was set up as a light mystery centered around a woman who I wish I as well as the three protagonists knew a little better. Kathy sounded like someone worth knowing. There are a few life lessons mixed within the pages, light sprinkles of wisdom when it comes to family dynamics, I suspect each of us as readers can find someone within this book or some situation that is discussed that hits a familiar note.
A sweet easy read and perfect for Summer time.
- Hardcover: 368 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow (June 9, 2015)
16 thoughts on “All The Single Ladies by Dorthea Benton Frank”
I’m thinking about reading this book. It looks like everyone had a great time and lots of good food!
I like books with lots of food to consider making.
I love this author’s books, and your bookie get-together looks like fun.
It was a nice get together
Mmm…cranberry juice and vodka. Throw in a twist of lime and you have my favorite alcoholic beverage.
It sounds like the get-together was a blast! I am so glad you were able to enjoy the company of good friends and good food!
Oh yeah – I forgot to mention it did have a twist of lime in it!
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Sounds good and with DBF name on the cover that is a sure endorsement. Thanks for the info to look out for it.
Looks like a fun day was had by all– food certainly looks tasty and the book sounds like it’s enjoyable!
Oh how fun!!
I’ll be reading this one soon and I can’t wait. Her books are always so enjoyable. The get together looks awesome! What a lot of fun and the food – yum!
I love Dorothea Benton Frank, and any Southern Lit, really. This one is on my TBR list, and what a perfect book for a read-along, book club, or get together. Oh, and pass the shrimp, please. 😉
Sounds like a great story, one I think my book club would enjoy. . I’m going to read it and then recommend it for my friends. What a great idea to share the food that goes with the story! It all looks great! Thanks for the review.
Sounds like a good one for a discussion. The food looks great aswell
What a fun book group! I haven’t read anything by her but will now put this on my list, thanks!