Title : The Last Original Wife: A Novel
Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
Ratings : 4.3 out of 5 stars
Experience the sultry Southern atmosphere of Atlanta and the magic of the Carolina Lowcountry in this funny and poignant tale of one audacious womanâ€™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 Wesleyâ€™s wildly successful Atlanta social set. His cronies have all traded in the mothers of their children they promised to love and cherishâ€”â€™til death did them partâ€”for tanned and toned young Barbie brides.
If losing the social life and close friends she adored wasnâ€™t painful enough, a series of setbacks shake Lesâ€™s world and push her to the edge. Sheâ€™s had enough of playing the good wife to a husband who thinks heâ€™s doing her a favor by keeping her around. Sheâ€™s not going to waste another minute on people she doesnâ€™t care to know. Now, sheâ€™s going to take some time for herselfâ€”in the familiar comforts and stunning beauty of Charleston, her beloved hometown. In her brotherâ€™s stately historic home, sheâ€™s going to reclaim the carefree girl who spent lazy summers sharing steamy kisses with her first love on Sullivans Island. Along Charlestonâ€™s live oak- and palmetto-lined cobblestone streets, under the Lowcountryâ€™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 sheâ€™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.