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!E-PUB ♪ Shem Creek ♫ Pat Conroy has called her books hilarious and wise , noting that they are funny, sexy and usually damp with sea water Anne Rivers Siddons said of Sullivans Island that it roared with life Now Dorothea Benton Frank takes us back to the Lowcountry to introduce a whole new cast of characters whose lives will surely move your heartLinda Breland has no experience managing a restaurant, but then neither did Brad Jackson, and he owns the placeMeet Linda Breland, single parent of two teenage daughters The oldest, Lindsey, who always held her younger sister in check, is leaving for college And Gracie, her Tasmanian devil, is giving her nightmares Linda s personal life Well, between the married men, the cold New Jersey winters, her pinched wallet and her ex husband who marries a beautiful, successful woman ten years younger than she is let s just say, Linda has seen enough to fill a thousand pagesAs the story opens, she is barreling down Interstate , bound for Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, the land of her ancestors Welcomed by the generous heart of her advice dispensing sister, Mimi, Linda and her daughters slowly begin to find their way and discover a sweeter rhythm of lifeAnd then there s Brad Jackson, a former investment banker of Atlanta, Georgia who hires her to run his restaurant on Shem Creek Like everyone else, Brad s got a story of his own namely an almost ex wife, Loretta who is the kind of gal who gives women a bad nameThe real protagonist of this story is the Lowcountry itself The magical waters of Shem Creek, the abundant wildlife and the astounding power of nature give this tiny corner of the planet its infallible reputation as a place for introspection, contemplation and healingAs in all her previous work, you ll find Shem Creek to be compulsively readable, irreverent but warm and blazingly authentic and you ll dread reaching the last page It is her vivid writing, colorful characters and rich narrative that have made Dorothea Benton Frank one of our nation s greatest storytellers Shem Creek is a triumphant novel that proves we are all entitled to a second chance The challenge is to learn how to recognize it when it comes and to know which chance to take I think I ll give Ms Frank a rest for awhile The last couple books I ve read seem to be pretty similar in plotting and a little formulaic I like the low country venue, but woman somehow gets to big city, gets married, has kids, husband cheats epically , woman flees back to low country where she deals with rotten history, makes new and reacquaints with old friends, finds the man of her dreams and lives happily ever after has been done, ad nauseam. The first book I read on vacation was Dorothea Benton Frank s Shem Creek All of her books are based in South Carolina, which is one reason I m such a fan What was really cool was that we actually drove over Shem Creek while I was reading this book in the car COOL Anyway, like her others, I really enjoyed this book Most of her stories have a similar premise a woman usually divorced returns home to the South with at least one teenaged daughter However, the stories above and beyond that The first book I read on vacation was Dorothea Benton Frank s Shem Creek All of her books are based in South Carolina, which is one reason I m such a fan What was really cool was that we actually drove over Shem Creek while I was reading this book in the car COOL Anyway, like her others, I really enjoyed this book Most of her stories have a similar premise a woman usually divorced returns home to the South with at least one teenaged daughter However, the stories above and beyond that are all very different and enjoyable They usually make you laugh and cry She has a great sense of humor And there is usually a good romantic storyline as well I hate to give a fellow South Carolinian one star, but I really didn t like this book I grew up in Mt Pleasant, where the story take place and it was really neat to see real places from my hometown in print, but I thought the writing was mediocre, the story was sappy and there wasn t really a good ending It was like she got close to the end and the publishers said, Ok, we need your manuscript right now and she just ended it. I enjoyed this book from cover to cover Beautiful setting with interesting characters I listened to this book via audio It was a pleasant read but the direction and conclusion were so obvious. I fell in love with South Carolina and the characters of this story Linda Breland, mother of 2 teenage daughters has decided that life in New Jersey is for the birds She needs to go back to her roots and so she packs her daughters and her car and leaves her house and her job to head to Charleston, to Mount Pleasant and the shores of Shem Creek Linda is brash, bold, and a bit irreverent She is also fiercely loyal, a loving mother, a devoted sister and a downright valuable employee Just give I fell in love with South Carolina and the characters of this story Linda Breland, mother of 2 teenage daughters has decided that life in New Jersey is for the birds She needs to go back to her roots and so she packs her daughters and her car and leaves her house and her job to head to Charleston, to Mount Pleasant and the shores of Shem Creek Linda is brash, bold, and a bit irreverent She is also fiercely loyal, a loving mother, a devoted sister and a downright valuable employee Just give her a chance and she will have you falling in love with her This is one of the rare books that put a tear in my eye That never happens to me any This story was mostly believable, had the ending I expected, but it took a few twists and turned that were unexpected The minor characters, Louise, Duane and Mimi were likable and believable too I do believe I have found a new favorite author A mother with custody of her daughters leave NJ for her home in SC She needs a fresh start since her divorce Her sister is there in Mt Pleasant Linda gets an interesting job in a popular local restruant As she works there she is observed by all and is well liked, especially by the owner To her surprise he asked her to marry him The story brings out love, friendship, second chances and family Great story MehSighYawnYup. This by far is my favorite book by D Frank I loved Linda, her sister Mimi and her girls Gracie and Lindsay They were all a hoot Brad and his gang made the story so wonderful to read I could read this book again and again Linda shows what a real single parent is like and how easy it can be to start over Just a lovely read all around.