Sunday, July 19, 2009

Review: Return to Sullivan's Island

Return to Sullivan's Island by Dorthea Benton Frank is a story about young lady, Beth Hayes, who has many dreams for her life - wanting to travel and attend graduate school and somewhere in the process write an amazing novel. But all of that is placed on hold when she is asked by her mother and aunt to come home and housesit for a year. Not wanting to place her life on hold but having an intense loyalty to her family she goes home. This is where everything starts to change, alone on Sullivan's Island Beth starts to discover many things about her family and about herself.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I had previously read Frank's first book Sullivan's Island - so it was nice to "visit" with this family again. Return to Sullivan's Island is a great sequel - and one thing I loved was even if you hadn't read her first book you could pick this one up and not have missed anything (other than a great first book :oP) It is such a touching story that draws you into the area of Sullivan's Island and makes you feel a part of it all. The family is full of characters that will make you laugh and cry. By the time I was done reading, I wanted to have another sequel to read. This is a perfect book for summertime reading, whether you are tanning on a beach or curled up on your front porch swing.


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