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Bulls Island

by Frank, Dorothea Benton.

Format: Book on CD 2008
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
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Northern Tier Regional Library Adult Audiobooks CD/BK FIC FRANK
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Audiovisual CD FR
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Summary
At first, Elizabeth is unfazed by the prospect of returning home to South Carolina. After all, it's beautiful, and anything that happened in the past is over. But then she finds herself faced with everything she had hoped she could forget, including her former fiance, his vindictive family, and a secret that could jeopardize everything she has worked for.

After twenty years, Elizabeth "Betts" McGee has finally managed to put her past behind her. She hasn't been home to beautiful South Carolina and untouched Bulls Island since the tragic night that ended her engagement to Charleston's golden boy, J. D. Langley.

And why is that? Really, this is the story of two old Southern families. The Langley family has more money than the Morgan Stanley Bank. And they think they have more class. The Barrett family made their nineteenth-century fortune in a less distinguished manner--corner grocery stores and liquor stores. It's no surprise that when J.D.

and Betts fall in love and decide to marry their parents are none too pleased. And when the love affair comes to an end, everyone is ready to place blame.

Now twenty years have gone by and Betts, a top investment bank executive, must leave her comfortable life in New York City to return to the home she thought she'd left behind forever. But spearheading the most important project of her career puts her back in contact with everything she's tried so hard to forget: her estranged sister, her father, J.D., and her past.

Once she's home, can Betts keep the secret that threatens all she holds dear? Or will her fear of the past wreck her future happiness? And what about that crazy gator? All will be revealed on Bulls Island.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Will romance triumph over the feud between the aristocratic Langleys and the slightly lower-in-social-pecking-order McGees in Frank's latest Southern charm-filled romp? Though the answer is obvious from the get-go, the author fills this spirited tale with well-drawn characters, not the least of whom is formidable Charleston doyenne Louisa Langley. Betts McGee and J.D. Langley are uneasily headed to the altar--Louisa has a hard time with her son dating down. When Betts's mother dies in a car wreck, a generations-old grudge--abetted by Louisa--flares up, and Betts flees to Manhattan. There, she raises her son (J.D. didn't know she was pregnant when she left) solo and thrives in the distressed property turn-around business for a good 20 years until an assignment sends her back to Charleston to help develop a former wildlife refuge. The local partner in the venture is none other than J.D., who is now unhappily married and childless. Frank steers through several terrains with great aplomb as the story unfolds from both Betts's and J.D.'s points of view. Frank shines as Betts finds out if there's really no place like home. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Middle-aged women -- Fiction.
South Carolina -- Fiction.
Love stories.
Audiobooks.
Publisher [New York?] :Harper Audio,2008
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Gibson, Julia.
Collins, Joey.
Harper Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by Julia Gibson and Joey Collins.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 10 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780061582912
0061582913
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