Rated of 5
by Robin F. (Tucson, AZ)
I live in the Sonoran Desert with an ocean hundreds of miles away. I think heaven must look like Folly's Beach with oyster shell roads and houses on stilts. I am one of many fans of Dorothy Franks Benton who celebrate the arrival of a new book by this author. And, Folly's Beach is a good reason to celebrate.
Within the first page of this book I was drawn into the plot and characters. I knew these people, cared about them and could hardly wait to know more. Folly's Beach is one of those rare books that hooked me immediately and, before I knew it, I had read and finished the book in two days. It is cleverly written moving between current time and a play narrated by a talented woman named Dorothy Heyward who lived 80 years ago. I was familiar with George Gershwin and DuBose, but I have to confess that I had to Google Heyward. What a remarkable woman.
Thanks to Franks for enlightening me. This book offers up family ties, forgiveness, love and more. It's the perfect summer read.