Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Review: All Summer Long

All Summer Long All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton Frank
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A new-to-me author. I really enjoyed this story. Olivia Ritchie is a very successful New York City interior decorator married to a retired history professor. She's fallen on some tough financial times she hasn't shared with her husband. They've just "downsized" to a beach house in Charleston, SC Low Country, and Olivia is desperately trying to figure out how she will adjust to a new way of life and manage to find clients to rebuild her failing business. Over the course of the summer, Olivia and her husband experience the life of the 1% as guests of client/friends Bob and Maritza on a private Caribbean island, and later in Mallorca on Bob's yacht. And over this summer, both couples discover new aspects of their respective relationships and come to value each other in different ways. I liked Frank's characters, and appreciated the general mood of the plot, despite a bit of overwrought drama.

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