Plantation - Dorothea Benton Frank


By Dorothea Benton Frank

  • Release Date: 2001-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 335 Ratings


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.

Caroline Wimbley Levine always swore she’d never go home again. But now, at her brother’s behest, she has returned to South Carolina to see about Mother—only to find that the years have not changed the Queen of Tall Pines Plantation. Miss Lavinia is as maddeningly eccentric as ever—and absolutely will not suffer the questionable advice of her children. This does not surprise Caroline. Nor does the fact that Tall Pines is still brimming with scandals and secrets, betrayals and lies. But she soon discovers that something is different this time around. It lies somewhere in the distance between her and her mother—and in her understanding of what it means to come home…


  • Plantation

    I love reading Ms Frank's books but this one is one of my favorites. Well written & truly makes you feel you have an understanding of the love of this beautiful place.
  • Loved it

    By Ljpatts
    Took a minute then the story flowed well, great book. Laughed and cried .
  • Plantation - a great read!

    By Redwing80
    I have read this book quite a few times. It is funny & sad at the same time. Every time I read it, things come up that remind me of my late grandmother...some of her sayings & actions. It & the next book, Lowcountry Summer, are fantastic summer reading, yanh!
  • Great Read!

    By Love3boos
    I have read several of Ms. Frank's books and enjoyed each one. Plantation is by far the best.
  • Plantation

    By JoanneG.
    Very interesting. Enjoyed this book.
  • Great book!!!

    By austinharmony
    I loved this book and love this writer I am from the south and her books are very accurate. The characters are colorful and the plot was amazing.
  • Great book!

    By Mzfranciepants
    I couldn't put it down. Great Characters and a wonderful story of family, love and loss.
  • Plantation

    By Quilter43purple
    Excellent read! Wonderful character development!
  • Plantation

    By 3xes
    I loved this book. I felt as tho I was there on the plantation with them. I loved miss Lavinia's personality! She reminds me of someone I know. Enjoy

    By Strombus Catcher
    A tragedy has befallen me, I have just finished the last book in ms. Frank's Low Country series. They are all safely downloaded on my iPad. Now what do I do, oh wait at my age all I have to do is wait three or four months and reread them and it will seem like the first time. :-) Seriously, she is a wonderful spinner of Low Country tales, I have fallen in love with every character. Can't wait for the next one.......