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Bulls Island by Dorothea Benton Frank

Bulls Island

by Dorothea Benton Frank

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This was the third book in a grab bag that I bought at a used book store. I loved every book in the bag. ( )
  JennysBookBag.com | Sep 28, 2016 |
This was an enjoyable story of a lifetime of secrets that must come to an end. ( )
  rwilliams2911 | Jun 21, 2016 |
An easy readable book, good story with great characters, some you love and some you hate. DBF writes with such wit, I really enjoyed it. Oh and I didn't think the end was predictable! ( )
  alisonb60 | Jan 24, 2015 |
Listened to the audio version of Bulls Island and the performers did an excellent job (especially Joey Collins). Fit in perfectly with the southern slow drawl of Charleston and the Low Country.
I liked the rivalry of the two families-- (Langleys – money) and the Barrett family. Of course as it would be JD Langley and Betts McGee fall in love and after an accident ends their engagement – Betts leaves Charleston and never desiring to return to head to NY. Now she works for a top investment bank and her boss wants her to take on this real estate investment project on Bulls Island. Forced to return home, she has to deal with all sorts of issues – JD’s mom was such a Bitch…all in all funny with great characters – quite engaging.. (if you are from the south you can appreciate)..
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  JudithDCollins | Nov 27, 2014 |
Betts is a high power player in Manhattan, but her heart was left in S.C. with JD when a family feud led to Betts's mother's death. Unbeknownst to him, she bore his son 18 years ago, and now she has to return for work on a development deal. The motivations in this book are unconvincing and the outcome predictable. A fun read, but not Frank's finest. ( )
  sleahey | Apr 15, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 006143843X, Hardcover)

A satisfying tale of honor, chance, and star-crossed love infused with Southern wit, grace, and charm from the New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank

After twenty years, Elizabeth "Betts" McGee has finally managed to put her past behind her. She hasn't been home to beautiful South Carolina and untouched Bulls Island since the tragic night that ended her engagement to Charleston's golden boy, J. D. Langley.

And why is that? Really, this is the story of two old Southern families. The Langley family has more money than the Morgan Stanley Bank. And they think they have more class. The Barrett family made their nineteenth-century fortune in a less distinguished manner—corner grocery stores and liquor stores. It's no surprise that when J.D.

and Betts fall in love and decide to marry their parents are none too pleased. And when the love affair comes to an end, everyone is ready to place blame.

Now twenty years have gone by and Betts, a top investment bank executive, must leave her comfortable life in New York City to return to the home she thought she'd left behind forever. But spearheading the most important project of her career puts her back in contact with everything she's tried so hard to forget: her estranged sister, her father, J.D., and her past.

Once she's home, can Betts keep the secret that threatens all she holds dear? Or will her fear of the past wreck her future happiness? And what about that crazy gator? All will be revealed on Bulls Island.

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Betts hasn't been back to Bulls Island since the tragic night that ended her engagement to Charleston's golden boy. Twenty years later, she leaves her comfortable life and is back in contact with everything she's tried to hard to forget.

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