All Summer Long

All Summer Long

A Novel

eBook - 2016
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Dorothea Benton Frank novels are filled with smart and witty fiction that every reader wants 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 in love for more than fourteen years. As they prepare to relocate to Charleston, S.C., 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 Sullivan's 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 into the world of the ultra-rich and explore 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 Sullivan's Island to Necker Island to Nantucket to the beaches of Southern Spain, well 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.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2016.
ISBN: 9780062390776
0062390775
Characteristics: text file
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kgrazioli19
Aug 19, 2017

Just finished at page 56 and closed the book. The characters are boring and if you are not hooked by the first couple of chapters, time to look for a new book!

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marsar11
Jun 07, 2017

Retiring but lost most of retirement funds, traveling with rich crowd she does interior design for, just not able to enjoy folks who should have common sense, not have it.

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Liselara
Sep 26, 2016

I generally love this author and enjoyed all of her books but after 3 chapters, I closed this one and returned it to the library. I found the main characters snarky, shallow and quite frankly didn't care what happened to them.

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Peanut38
Aug 22, 2016

I couldn't get past page 20 in this book, before I got bored. I have loved all her books, but I think she needs to come up with a different story line. The hapless husband and the clueless daughter didn't spark my interest at all. Maybe if she could come up with some really interesting history about South Carolina, not necessarily the coast, she could build a really interesting and exciting novel about the pioneers of South Carolina.

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bekeli1
Aug 01, 2016

This book was quite easy to put down. I'm not sure why I kept reading it.

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coroboreefarm
Jul 26, 2016

One of my summer pleasures is to read a Dorothea Benton Frank story while on vacation. Frank's books are usually just witty, frothy and interesting enough to keep me occupied between naps by the water. I was looking forward to this read on my annual holiday. Unfortunately, I was quite disappointed with the latest offering from one of my favourite authors. Perhaps there was just not enough of that Southern charm that usually defines Dorothea Benton Frank's writing. In this book she detours from the Low Country to a posh Caribbean island and a massive yacht motoring off the coast of Spain, and peoples the book with ill defined, whiny characters with whom I could just not connect. Unfortunately, this is a very disappointing book, not nearly as entertaining as the author's previous offerings.

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caj1222204441801
Jun 17, 2016

It was okay. But, I felt I was lleft standing in the road with no direction. She is usually great but not this one. What a disappointment!!!!!

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cimicifuga
Jun 16, 2016

Frank's books are usually light, frothy, enjoyable beach reads, but don't bother with this one. It is trite, predictable and the writing is mediocre. If a plane had crashed or a boat upended with the main characters on board it would have been a relief.

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