Dorothea Benton Frank

Join us for lunch with Dorothea Benton Frank in the Perry Hotel's Rose Room on Tuesday, June 11th at noon to learn all about her newest book, Queen Bee. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $25.00 and come with lunch. To purchase tickets visit us in store, call us at 231.347.1180 or purchase them through our website. Please direct any questions to events@mcleanandeakin.com.


“If I could only read one writer from now until the end of my life, it would be Dorothea Benton Frank." —Elin Hildebrand, the New York Times bestselling author

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank’s Carolina Lowcountry in this evocative tale that returns at long last to her beloved Sullivan’s Island. 

Beekeeper Holly McNee Kensen quietly lives in a world of her own on Sullivan’s Island, tending her hives and working at the local island library. Holly calls her mother The Queen Bee because she’s a demanding hulk of a woman. Her mother, a devoted hypochondriac, might be unaware that she’s quite ill but that doesn’t stop her from tormenting Holly. To escape the drama, Holly’s sister Leslie married and moved away, wanting little to do with island life. Holly’s escape is to submerge herself in the lives of the two young boys next door and their widowed father, Archie.

Her world is upended when the more flamboyant Leslie returns and both sisters, polar opposites, fixate on what’s happening in their neighbor’s home. Is Archie really in love with that awful ice queen of a woman? If Archie marries her, what will become of his little boys? Restless Leslie is desperate for validation after her imploded marriage, squandering her favors on any and all takers. Their mother ups her game in an uproarious and theatrical downward spiral. Scandalized Holly is talking to her honey bees a mile a minute, as though they’ll give her a solution to all the chaos. Maybe they will.

Queen Bee is a classic Lowcountry Tale—warm, wise and hilarious, it roars with humanity and a dropperful of whodunit added for good measure by an unseen hand. In her twentieth novel, Dorothea Benton Frank brings us back to her beloved island with an unforgettable story where the Lowcountry magic of the natural world collides with the beat of the human heart.

New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. She resides in the New York area with her husband.

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Queen Bee: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062861214
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Published: William Morrow - May 28th, 2019

“If I could only read one writer from now until the end of my life, it would be Dorothea Benton Frank." —Elin Hildebrand, the New York Times bestselling author


By Invitation Only: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062390813
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 23rd, 2019

The Lowcountry of South Carolina is where By Invitation Only begins at a barbecue engagement party thrown by Diane English Stiftel, her brother Floyd, and her parents to celebrate her son’s engagement.


Same Beach, Next Year: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062390790
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 24th, 2018

New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank returns to her magical Lowcountry of South Carolina in this bewitching story of marriage, love, family, and friendship that is infused with her warm and engaging earthy humor and generous heart.

One enchanted summer, two couples begin a friendship that will last more than twenty years and transform their lives.


All Summer Long: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062390769
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 7th, 2017

Filled with her trademark wit, poignant themes, and rich characters, the perennial New York Times bestselling author returns with a sensational novel that follows the travels of one couple though a tumultuous summer.


All the Single Ladies: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062132581
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 10th, 2016

In this fast-paced and evocative novel, beloved New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank again takes us deep into the Lowcountry of South Carolina, where three unsuspecting women are brought together by tragedy and mystery


The Hurricane Sisters: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062132543
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 7th, 2015

Hurricane season begins early and rumbles all summer long, well into September. Often people's lives reflect the weather and The Hurricane Sisters is just such a story.


The Last Original Wife: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062132475
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 2014

Experience the sultry Southern atmosphere of Atlanta and the magic of the Carolina Lowcountry in this funny and poignant tale of one audacious woman’s quest to find the love she deserves, from New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank.


Porch Lights: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062211767
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 23rd, 2013

New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank is back home in the Carolina lowcountry, spinning a tale that brims with the warmth, charm, heart, and humor that has become her trademark.


Folly Beach: A Lowcountry Tale Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062111739
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - December 27th, 2011

“Dottie Frank’s books are sexy and hilarious. She has staked out the lowcountry of South Carolina as her personal literary property.”
—Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides and South of Broad


Folly Beach: A Lowcountry Tale Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062064981
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Published: HarperLuxe - July 5th, 2011

“Dottie Frank’s books are sexy and hilarious. She has staked out the lowcountry of South Carolina as her personal literary property.”
—Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides and South of Broad


Lowcountry Summer (A Plantation Sequel) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062020734
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 29th, 2011

“Frank…writes with genuine adoration for and authority on the South Carolina Lowcountry from which she sprang….[Her] stuff is never escapist fluff—it’s the real deal.”
Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Return to Sullivans Island: A Novel (A Sullivans Island Sequel) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061988332
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 27th, 2010

“Her books are funny, sexy, and usually damp with seawater.”
—Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides


Land of Mango Sunsets Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061715709
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 19th, 2009

Her despicable husband left her for a lingerie model who's barely more than a teenager, and her kids are busy with their own lives. But before Miriam Elizabeth Swanson can work herself up into a true snit about it all, her newest tenant, Liz, arrives from Birmingham with plenty of troubles of her own.


Full of Grace Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061374531
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 24th, 2008

The move from New Jersey to Hilton Head, South Carolina, wasn't easy for the Russo family—difficult enough for Big Al and Connie, but even harder for their daughter Maria Graziella, who insists on being called Grace.


Pawleys Island (Lowcountry Tales #5) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425212387
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Published: Berkley - November 7th, 2006

Dorothea Benton Frank presents a refreshingly honest and funny novel about friendship, family, and finding happiness by becoming who you're meant to be.


Shem Creek (Lowcountry Tales #4) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425207581
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Published: Berkley - January 3rd, 2006

The New York Times Bestseller!

“The strong pull of friendship, the leisurely pace of a tiny, waterfront Southern town, and the steady buildup of romance help buoy Frank’s well-drawn, memorable characters in the face of life’s challenges.”—Publishers Weekly


Isle of Palms (Lowcountry Tales #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425200100
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Published: Berkley - January 4th, 2005

New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank takes readers on a rollicking ride in this lowcountry tale about a woman whose unconventional friends and family show her the real meaning of unconditional love.
 


Plantation (Lowcountry Tales #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425194188
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Published: Berkley - March 2nd, 2004

New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton 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.


Sullivan's Island (Lowcountry Tales #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425193945
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Published: Berkley - January 6th, 2004

Set in the steamy, stormy landscape of South Carolina, this New York Times bestseller from the author of Queen Bee is the unforgettable story of one woman’s courageous journey toward truth…


 

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