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Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Lowcountry Tales Series which includes the books Sullivan's Island and Plantation. Her title's have often made the Best Seller List such as: Porch Lights, The Last Original Wife, The Hurricane Sisters, All the Single Ladies, All Summer Long, Return to Sullivans Island, and Same Beach, Next Year. Dorothea Olivia Benton was born on Sept. 12, 1951, on Sullivan¿s Island. Her father, William, died when she was 4; her mother, Dorothea Cecilia Blanchard, was a homemaker who raised her children with the two men she married after Mr. Benton¿s death. After graduating from the Fashion Institute of America in Atlanta, she became a buyer for Kerrison¿s Department Store in Charleston and then an executive for a sportswear line in New York and San Francisco. After marrying Mr. Frank, an investment banker, in 1983, she left the fashion industry, had two children and raised money for various charities. She Shifted to writing novels because it suited her storytelling style. She was soon turning out a book a year. Dorothea Benton Frank passed away on September 2, 2019 at the age of 67. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Sullivan's Island 936 copies, 24 reviews
Plantation 658 copies, 14 reviews
Isle of Palms 644 copies, 15 reviews
Pawleys Island 628 copies, 19 reviews
Shem Creek 613 copies, 14 reviews
Bulls Island 582 copies, 35 reviews
Full of Grace 557 copies, 12 reviews
The Land of Mango Sunsets 546 copies, 19 reviews
Return to Sullivans Island 526 copies, 22 reviews
The Hurricane Sisters 508 copies, 25 reviews
The Last Original Wife: A Novel 491 copies, 35 reviews
Folly Beach 477 copies, 30 reviews
Porch Lights 464 copies, 25 reviews
Lowcountry Summer 462 copies, 44 reviews
The Christmas Pearl 380 copies, 23 reviews

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