Friday, June 12, 2015

Review: All the Single Ladies by Dorothea Benton Frank

All the Single Ladies
by Dorothea Benton Frank

Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 368
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  In this charming, evocative, soul-touching novel, she once again takes us deep into the heart of the magical Lowcountry where three amazing middle-aged women are bonded by another amazing woman’s death.

Through their shared loss they forge a deep friendship, asking critical questions. Who was their friend and what did her life mean? Are they living the lives they imagined for themselves? Will they ever be able to afford to retire? How will they maximize their happiness? Security? Health? And ultimately, their own legacies?

A plan is conceived and unfurls with each turn of the tide during one sweltering summer on the Isle of Palms. Without ever fully realizing how close they were to the edge, they finally triumph amid laughter and maybe even newfound love.

Kritters Thoughts:  Three women end up single and living in Charleston, SC through different circumstances.  They each need the others to help provide stability and a unit to get through the highs and lows in life.  

With three main characters that are potentially in their silver years, I didn't completely connect with them and this was probably the main reason why this book just didn't do it for me.  I am a fan of Dorothea Benton Frank and will continue to read her books, but may pay a little closer attention to the synopsis next time!  If you are a reader who may be older than me or enjoy characters who are, then this could be right up your alley.

I did love the setting!  Charleston is a great city and the reader gets the feeling of this fantastic city from page one to the very last sentence.  The Southern charm oozes throughout the book.  Although the characters weren't it for me, the setting definitely made up for it!

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


  1. I think I'd like the premise although I'm not in my silver years yet either. But I like the Ladybug Farm books and the Ladies of Covington series. Unfortunately, every time I read DBF I don't like her style of writing. I always want to like the books, but I probably would prefer the stories as movies.

  2. I saw that you are doing the Where are you reading challenge. This is a cool tool for finding books based on location.

  3. I've always wanted to visit Charleston!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.


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