The Last Original Wife: A Novel by D FrankThe Last Original Wife: A Novel by D Frank

The Last Original Wife: A Novel

byD Frank

Paperback | July 30, 2017

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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, from New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank.

Leslie Anne Greene Carter is The Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley’s wildly successful Atlanta social set. His cronies have all traded in the mothers of their children they promised to love and cherish—’til death did them part—for tanned and toned young Barbie brides.

If losing the social life and close friends she adored wasn’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 not going to waste another minute on people she doesn’t care to know. Now, she’s going to take some time for herself—in the familiar comforts and stunning beauty of Charleston, her beloved hometown. In her brother’s stately historic home, she’s going to reclaim the carefree girl who spent lazy summers sharing steamy kisses with her first love on Sullivans Island. Along Charleston’s live oak- and palmetto-lined cobblestone streets, under the Lowcountry’s dazzling blue sky, Les will indulge herself with icy cocktails, warm laughter, divine temptation and bittersweet memories. Daring to listen to her inner voice, she will realize what she wants . . . and find the life of which she’s always dreamed.

Told in the alternating voices of Les and Wes, The Last Original Wife is classic Dorothea Benton Frank: 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.

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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Title:The Last Original Wife: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:July 30, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062132474

ISBN - 13:9780062132475

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Reviews

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

Editorial Reviews

"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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