Porch Lights - Dorothea Benton Frank

Porch Lights

By Dorothea Benton Frank

  • Release Date: 2012-06-12
  • Genre: Family
4 Score: 4 (From 361 Ratings)


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. Porch Lights is a stirring, emotionally rich multigenerational story—a poignant tale of life, love, and transformation—as a nurse, returning to Sullivans Island from the Afghanistan War, finds her life has been irrevocably altered by tragedy…and now must rediscover love and purpose with the help of her son and aging mother.

An evocative visit to enchanting Sullivans Island with its unique pluff mud beaches, palmetto trees, and colorful local lore—a novel filled with unforgettable characters, and enlivened by tales of the notorious Blackbeard and his bloodthirsty pirate crew and eerie Edgar Allan Poe stories—Porch Lights stands tall among the very best works of not only Dottie Frank, but Anne Rivers Siddons, Rebecca Wells, Pat Conroy, and other masters of the modern Southern novel as well.


  • Porch Lights

    By Mahometmama
    Enjoyed the plot line even tho mostly predictable as most chic lit tends to be, but there were several well written charaters and relationships within this story. This my first book of DBF but I enjoyed this book. She is added to my list of favorite female authors and I will be adding more of her books.
  • Porchlight by Dorothea Benton Frank

    By Pugglets
    Nice summer read. Will Have to go there on our way to Charleston.
  • Porch lights

    By Konstantinos Kokaras
    Very boring book. I only finished it because I had nothing else to do in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy.
  • Great summer read!

    By austinharmony
    I really enjoyed this book it is a great summer read The facts about the south were very accurate.
  • Great read!

    By sayewhat?
    Wonderfully told story!! Made me want to move to Sullivan's Island!
  • Porch Lights

    By Fox-family
    I live in Connecticut and whenever I need a taste of my favorite place, Charleston, SC, I pick up any book by Dorothea Benton Frank and I am immediately transported there. Porch Lights was no exception.