Guest Review: The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank

The Last Original Wife

The Last Original Wife 
written by Dorothea Benton Frank
published by William Morrow, 2013

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Did I enjoy this book: 
Looking for a good, undemanding, beachy read? Dorothea Benton Frank’s The Last Original Wife is a great choice. A southern tale of marriage gone stale and a woman’s search for her roots, The Last Original Wife entertained me without making me dig. I enjoyed it.

Leslie is the last of her friends to be married to her first husband, Wesley—oh, yes: Leslie and Wesley: how’s that for cute? But some neglect on Wesley’s part segues into betrayal by omission: Leslie discovers her husband has neglected to mention the 22 million he squirreled away in their joint bank account.

How come I never have that kind of problem? 



Would I recommend it: If you like a good vicarious tale of come-uppence with a dash of gentle romance, you’ll enjoy The Last Original Wife.  It is a non-taxing, feel-good summer read.


~ Pam, guest reviewer & EFC Short Story Contest Winner ~


About the book – from Book Depository: Experience the sultry Southern atmosphere of Atlanta and the magic of the Carolina Lowcountry in this funny and poignant tale of one audacious woman’s quest to find the love she deserves. Leslie Anne Greene Carter is The Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley’s wildly successful Atlanta social set. But if losing her friends to tanned and toned young Barbie brides isn’t painful enough, a series of setbacks shake Les’s world and push her to the edge. She’s had enough of playing the good wife to a husband who thinks he’s doing her a favor by keeping her around. She’s going to take some time for herself–in the familiar comforts and stunning beauty of Charleston, her beloved hometown. And she’s going to reclaim the carefree girl who spent lazy summers with her first love on Sullivans Island. Daring to listen to her inner voice, she will realize what she wants . . . and find the life of which she’s always dreamed.The Last Original Wife is an intoxicating tale of family, friendship, self-discovery, and love that is as salty as a Lowcountry breeze and as invigorating as a dip in Carolina waters on a sizzling summer day.



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