Dorothea Benton Frank, author of All Summer Long, on tour June 2016

Posted By on May 23, 2016

All Summer Long coverAbout All Summer Long

• Hardcover: 384 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (May 31, 2016)

Dorothea Benton Frank novels are smart and witty fiction that readers want on their bookshelf: soulful, edgy stories about realistic characters familiar to us all that explore the most deeply felt moments of life with wry humor and heart.

All Summer Long follows one charming New York couple–prominent interior designer Olivia Ritchie and her husband, Nicholas Seymour, an English professor and true southern gentleman. They are seemingly polar opposites, yet magnetically drawn together and have been in love for more than fourteen years.

As they prepare to relocate to Charleston, South Carolina, Olivia, the ultimate New Yorker, has reservations about the promise she made to retire in the Lowcountry, where Nick wants to return home and lead a more peaceful life. They are moving north to south, fast pace versus slow pace, and downsizing. Nick is ecstatic. Olivia is not. She can’t let Nick know that their finances are not what he thought. Her client list is evaporating, their monetary reserves are dwindling, and maybe that house she picked out on Sullivans Island needs too much work.  Thank God for her assistant, Roni Larini, her right (and sometimes left) hand.

As they find themselves pondering the next step of their lives, Olivia and Nick travel with her billionaire clients and their friends and are swept up in the world of the ultra-rich, exploring the globe with a cast of zany eccentrics over one tumultuous, hot summer. All as Olivia grapples with what lies ahead for her and Nick.

This is a story of how plans evolve and lives change in unexpected ways, how even those who have everything are still looking for something more. Even the most successful people can often struggle to keep things together. All Summer Long asks the ultimate question: Can money buy happiness? From Sullivans Island to Necker Island to Nantucket to the beaches of Southern Spain, we’ll come to recognize the many faces of true love; love that deepens and endures, but only because one woman makes a tremendous leap of faith. And that leap changes everything.

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Dorothea Benton FrankAbout Dorothea Benton Frank

New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivans Island, South Carolina. She resides in the New York area with her husband.

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Tour Stops

Tuesday, May 31st: A Tattered Copy

Wednesday, June 1st: A Chick Who Reads

Thursday, June 2nd: bookchickdi

Friday, June 3rd: Stranded in Chaos

Monday, June 6th: Seaside Book Nook

Tuesday, June 7th: Books and Bindings

Wednesday, June 8th: Tina Says…

Monday, June 13th: 5 Minutes For Books

Monday, June 13th: 5 Minutes For Moms – author Q&A

Monday, June 13th: Instagram Feature

Tuesday, June 14th: From the TBR Pile – author Q&A

Wednesday, June 15th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

Wednesday, June 15th: Staircase Wit

Monday, June 20th: Kritters Ramblings

Tuesday, June 21st: Lavish Bookshelf

Wednesday, June 22nd: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

Thursday, June 23rd: A Soccer Mom’s Book Blog


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