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@Read Epub Ö Plantation à Pat Conroy Called Dorothea Benton Frank S Debut, Sullivan S Island, Hilarious And Wise, While Anne Rivers Siddons Declared That It Roars With Life Now Frank Evokes A Lush Plantation In The Heart Of Modern Day South Carolina Where Family Ties And Hidden Truths Run As Deep And Dark As The Mighty Edisto River Caroline Wimbley Levine Always Swore She D Never Go Home Again But Now, At Her Brother S Behest, She Has Returned To South Carolina To See About Mother Only To Find That The Years Have Not Changed The Queen Of Tall Pines Plantation Miss Lavinia Is As Maddeningly Eccentric As Ever And Absolutely Will Not Suffer The Questionable Advice Of Her Children This Does Not Surprise Caroline Nor Does The Fact That Tall Pines Is Still Brimming With Scandals And Secrets, Betrayals And Lies But She Soon Discovers That Something Is Different This Time Around It Lies Somewhere In The Distance Between Her And Her Mother And In Her Understanding Of What It Means To Come Home Nice easy read I liked it a lotwas it a five star read heavens, no, but it was an entertaining easy read where I didn t need to think at all so it was just the book to get me out of my reading slump.It dragged a wee bit for the last third, but then don t all things drag a bit in the South 2 and a half star readI gave it the extra half here on good reads, because it helped me get out of my reading slump. I ve read several excellent novels set in the Low Country of the U.S Southeast roughly, along the tidal coast between Charleston and Savannah by three authors Pat Conroy, Anne Rivers Siddons, and Dorothea Benton Frank Though a long way from being a native, I m familiar with the territory because my husband grew up in Savannah and one of my brothers has lived in the Charleston area for 45 years or so As with the others, this book s characters are so richly drawn I felt as if I knew them as well as members of my own family by the time I finished They all have their problems and their character flaws, their moments of joy and grief Most of them learn and grow The plot is definitely secondary here The story is mostly a family history, described sometimes by a mother, sometimes by her daughter, and sometimes by a neutral narrator The land, the family, and the 19th century gracious home bind the characters with ties that are sometimes elastic, but almost unbreakable I enjoyed the story very much and will definitely readof Ms Frank s sagas of the South. The characters in Plantation are fantastic Love them Miss Lavinia or not Frances Mae , they are all vividly portrayed and intriguing Certain characters reminded me so much of members of my own family, especially Trip s brood I probably shouldn t say that, haha Frank s descriptions of the ACE Basin are so colorful and graphic you can feel the mugginess in the air, taste Miss Sweetie s strawberry jam, and smell Miss Lavinia s roses This is one of the few books I ve read that emotes both humor and sorrow As much as I enjoyed the story, it meandered a bit in parts for me I felt as though it could have used someediting Still, I would rate it at 4.5 stars, rounded up to 5 I m really looking forward to reading the sequel, Lowcountry Summer A Plantation Novel. Ehh it was a pretty good book.