The Last Original Wife: A Novel

Paperback | April 1, 2014

byDorothea Benton Frank

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Experience the sultry Southern atmosphere of Atlanta and the magic of the Carolina Lowcountry in this funny and poignant tale of one audacious woman's quest to find the love she deserves

Leslie Anne Greene Carter is The Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley's wildly successful Atlanta social set. But if losing her friends to tanned and toned young Barbie brides isn't painful enough, a series of setbacks shake Les's world and push her to the edge. She's had enough of playing the good wife to a husband who thinks he's doing her a favor by keeping her around. She's going to take some time for herself—in the familiar comforts and stunning beauty of Charleston, her beloved hometown. And she's going to reclaim the carefree girl who spent lazy summers with her first love on Sullivans Island. Daring to listen to her inner voice, she will realize what she wants . . . and find the life of which she's always dreamed.

The Last Original Wife is an intoxicating tale of family, friendship, self-discovery, and love that is as salty as a Lowcountry breeze and as invigorating as a dip in Carolina waters on a sizzling summer day.

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Experience the sultry Southern atmosphere of Atlanta and the magic of the Carolina Lowcountry in this funny and poignant tale of one audacious woman's quest to find the love she deservesLeslie Anne Greene Carter is The Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley's wildly successful Atlanta social set. But if losing her friends to tanne...

New York Timesbestselling 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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:April 1, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062132474

ISBN - 13:9780062132475

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very satisfying read I really found this book engaging and was pulling for Les the entire book. The end was absolutely perfect and I'll be reading more of Ms. Benton Frank's novels in the future.
Date published: 2015-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sassy & Classy I loved this story line. How can you not fall in love with Les' character! Seeing her gain her independence and strength, and then going after what she deserved was inspiring.
Date published: 2014-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sassy & Classy I really needed a light, fun read, and this met the bill. The added bonus were the characters that were so realistically crafted, that you felt for each and every one of them. Wonderfully written, great plot, laugh out loud, and tear your hair out all at the same time. Read it!
Date published: 2013-11-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice read Easy, fun book
Date published: 2013-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ! Excellent read! Great humour ! Very entertaining !
Date published: 2013-06-28

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"Dottie Frank's books have the fizz of a gin and tonic, the hilarity of a night out at a comedy club and the warmth of a South Carolina sun. Dip in, dive in, but no matter how you go, you'll love her. The Last Original Wife is a keeper." - Adriana Trigiani, NYT bestselling author of Big Stone Gap and The Shoemaker's Wife

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