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Readers Advisor

I’m Mary K.–librarian, mom, blogger, reader. I believe there’s no such thing as too many books–if you do, too, you’re in the right place! Browse this page for great finds from across our collection. What will you read next?

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Sweet Summer Reading Print Email

Jacket cover of Dorothea Frank Benton's

Dorothea Benton Frank is always a summertime favorite, and her new novel, Porch Lights, is perfect for poolside or beach reading.  Frank transports readers to Sullivans Island, South Carolina, which she has chronicled in a dozen best-selling novels.  In Porch Lights, widow Jackie takes her 10-year-old son to Sullivans Island to reconnect with family after her firefighter husband is killed in the line of duty.  Jackie and her mother Annie, like so many mothers and daughters, don't have the smoothest relationship, but the healing power of family transforms Jackie's return to her childhood home into an unforgettable summer.  Packed with Lowcountry charm and Frank's trademark humor, this family story is sure to delight readers.