All the Single Ladies

All the Single Ladies

Large Print - 2015
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The perennial New York Times bestselling author returns with an emotionally resonant novel that illuminates the power of friendship in women's lives, and is filled with her trademark wit, poignant and timely themes, sassy, flesh-and-blood characters, and the steamy Southern atmosphere and beauty of her beloved Carolina Lowcountry.

Few writers capture the complexities, pain, and joy of relationships--between friends, family members, husbands and wives, or lovers--as beloved New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank. In this charming, evocative, soul-touching novel, she once again takes us deep into the heart of the magical Lowcountry where three amazing middle-aged women are bonded by another amazing woman's death.

Through their shared loss they forge a deep friendship, asking critical questions. Who was their friend and what did her life mean? Are they living the lives they imagined for themselves? Will they ever be able to afford to retire? How will they maximize their happiness? Security? Health? And ultimately, their own legacies?

A plan is conceived and unfurls with each turn of the tide during one sweltering summer on the Isle of Palms. Without ever fully realizing how close they were to the edge, they finally triumph amid laughter and maybe even newfound love.

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780062392701
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT FRANK D
Characteristics: 474 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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ArapahoeMaryA Dec 17, 2016

More annoying than amusing; more grating than gratifying. At the onset, I really wanted to cheer for these three over fifty gals searching for deep connection, but I simply couldn't muster the emotion. Since I couldn't fall in love with the characters or plot, I would have settled for lush prose luring me with low-country charm. For me, Frank missed the mark on all accounts.

Sep 03, 2016

This was just tooo peachy keen for me. Housing problems........friend has a solution. Money problems.......friend has a solution. 3 single middle aged women just happen to bump into the most suitable middle aged single men. Even dying was easy in this book & of course there were wonderful inheritances to be had. One of the woman's children was not being the best person she could be but she went off & had a think about that & came back & said sorry & she got better.
Anyway I'm sure there are people out there that would enjoy this story.

Aug 08, 2015

I really like Dorothea Benton Frank's writing style. She draws you in to the story almost immediately as if you are there. That's about where the praise ends with this book though.
The problem with this work is there really isn't much of a storyline. It's fairly simplistic. When I finished reading it, I thought "that's it"? There isn't much depth.

Jul 30, 2015

Three middle aged women who are starting over again make for a fun summer read. I really enjoyed the setting.

Jul 20, 2015

I've just discovered Dorothea Benton Frank, this being the second novel by Frank that I've read. I have to say that she seems to basically write the same story over and over again with different characters and circumstances. All set in the low country. This book was an enjoyable summer read, all wrapped up nicely at the end. If you're looking for a quick, light read with some laughs, this will do.

Jul 11, 2015

First time reading this author. Really enjoyed the story, the location and the characters. Will be putting the rest of her books on my "to read" list.

Jun 29, 2015

I really enjoy this author and her lowcountry stories but I was disappointed in this one. One of the main characters (Lisa) just didn't ring true and almost every sentence she utters ends in an exclamation mark! Like she's always astonished! Some of the situations they encounter just seem absurd. However, "Miss Trudie", who is 99 years old, is an exceptional character and she makes it well worth the read.

caj1222204441801 Jun 25, 2015

This author doesn't disappoint. A great book about the ladies of the south and their lives. Well written and loved. Cant wait for the new book.


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ArapahoeMaryA Dec 17, 2016

"...for the first time in at least ten years I felt a powerful twitch south of the Mason-Dixon Line in my personal Lowcountry."
Lisa St. Clair
All the Single Ladies


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