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Dorothea Benton Frank


Main Street Books and Honeysuckle Home are pleased to invite readers to join Dorothea Benton Frank at the Barn at Langtree for a low country boil, book discussion, and signing. Tickets, which include event admission, a copy of Dorothea’s newest book Queen Bee, and lunch, must be purchased by May 24th.

Doors for this event will open at 11:45 a.m. Guests will have an opportunity to indicate allergies and dietary restrictions when purchasing tickets. Although Dorothea Benton Frank will sign books, she will not personally inscribe them due to a wrist injury.

About Dorothea Benton Frank:

New York Times bestseller Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivans Island, South Carolina. She resides in the New York area and South Carolina with her husband. A contemporary voice of the South, Dorothea Benton Frank is beloved from coast to coast, thanks to her bestsellers including, Same Beach, Next Year, All Summer Long, All the Single Ladies, The Hurricane Sisters, The Last Original Wife, Porch Lights, Folly BeachSullivans Island, and Plantation.

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About Queen Bee:

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of New York Times bestselling author Dorothea BentonFrank’s Carolina Lowcountry in her new book, Queen Bee, which 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.

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Main Street Writers
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Sensory Stories with Miss Rikki