|Alison and Dorothea Benton Frank|
Readers came early to get a good seat where they could cozy up to the author and casually talk with her for a few minutes prior to her presentation. One reader traveled all the way from Baltimore, MD and another from Philadelphia, just to meet Dorothea, whose friends call her Dottie. Many of the readers that stopped by the bookstore were avid fans, and spent some time chatting about their favorite books, characters, and Lowcountry locales that are sprinkled throughout Frank's collection of novels.
Readers in attendance were also privy to a few insider secrets about big things on the horizon for Dottie and her books! Mum's the word, though, as promised!
Like all of her other novels, Porch Lights is set in the Low Country of South Carolina, where Ms. Frank was born and raised before meeting her husband and settling in New Jersey. Even though she is extensively involved in the arts and education here in New Jersey, Dottie looks forward to the day she will rejoin her family in South Carolina. In the meantime, New Jersey is happy to have her!
Clinton Book Shop sold out of Front Porch at their event on July 10th, but had plenty of Dorthea Benton Frank's backlist books on hand for the author to sign, including Sullivans Island (William Morrow, 2009), Isle of Palms (Berkley, 2003), and Full of Grace (William Morrow, 2006). Clinton Book Shop is expecting more copies of this wonderful novel to come in shortly, and pre-orders are always welcome. Clinton Book Shop is located at 12 East Main Street, Clinton, NJ 08809. www.clintonbookshop.com.
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