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Same Beach, Next Year

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Dorothea Benton Frank

Narrated By: Bernadette Dunne

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: May 2017

Duration: 9 hours 57 minutes

Summary:

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.
A chance meeting on the Isle of Palms, one of Charleston’s most stunning barrier islands, brings former sweethearts, Adam Stanley and Eve Landers together again. Their respective spouses, Eliza and Carl, fight sparks of jealousy flaring from their imagined rekindling of old flames. As Adam and Eve get caught up on their lives, their partners strike up a deep friendship—and flirt with an unexpected attraction—of their own.
Year after year, Adam, Eliza, Eve, and Carl eagerly await their reunion at Wild Dunes, a condominium complex at the island’s tip end, where they grow closer with each passing day, building a friendship that will withstand financial catastrophe, family tragedy, and devastating heartbreak. The devotion and love they share will help them weather the vagaries of time and enrich their lives as circumstances change, their children grow up and leave home, and their twilight years approach.
Bursting with the intoxicating richness of Dorothea Benton Frank’s beloved Lowcountry—the sultry sunshine, cool ocean breezes, icy cocktails, and starry velvet skies—Same Beach, Next Year is a dazzling celebration of the infrangible power of friendship, the enduring promise of summer, and the indelible bonds of love.

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  • Beth D

    Loved this. Stayed engaged the entire time. The way Greece was described, makes me want to hop and a plane and go.

  • Lydia F

    Easy listening yet very touching

  • Lauren T

    The story was what I expected but the reader's voice was really annoying and corny. I would not recommend the book for that reason.

  • Traci B

    I adored this book! One minute I wanted to reach thru the book and strangle someone and next I wanted to hug them. It was entertaining, well written and perfect for my long work commute. I couldn't wait to jump in the car and listen.

  • Jenny M

    It's not a very good book! I wanted something to listen to while I was working around the house, but this book was just too dopey, cliche, fluffy and silly. I don't recommend it.

  • Karen B

    It was great.

  • Rachel M

    I love the setting of the book, and the development of the characters. The narrators Southern dialect is lacking somewhat. Overall a great summer read on the beach or audio while driving there!