Books on Broad will host Dorothea Benton Frank at the Robert Mills Courthouse, 607 South Broad St., Camden, in celebration of her newest release, Queen Bee, on Thursday, May 30 at noon. The event is $55, which includes an autographed book, luncheon, and tax. Tickets are available at Books on Broad and at www.booksonbroad.com. Additional books will be available for purchase and autographing.
About the book
Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank’s Carolina Lowcountry in this evocative tale that returns at long last to her beloved Sullivan’s Island.
Beekeeper Holly McNee Kensen quietly lives in a world of her own on Sullivan’s Island, tending her hives and working at the local island library. Holly calls her mother The Queen Bee because she’s a demanding hulk of a woman. Her mother, a devoted hypochondriac, might be unaware that she’s quite ill but that doesn’t stop her from tormenting Holly. To escape the drama, Holly’s sister, Leslie, married and moved away, wanting little to do with island life. Holly’s escape is to submerge herself in the lives of the two young boys next door and their widowed father, Archie.
Her world is upended when the more flamboyant Leslie returns and both sisters, polar opposites, fixate on what’s happening in their neighbor’s home. Is Archie really in love with that awful ice queen of a woman? If Archie marries her, what will become of his little boys? Restless Leslie is desperate for validation after her imploded marriage, squandering her favors on any and all takers. Their mother ups her game in an uproarious and theatrical downward spiral. Scandalized Holly is talking to her honeybees a mile a minute, as though they’ll give her a solution to all the chaos. Maybe they will.
About the author
New York Times bestseller Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivans Island, South Carolina. She resides in the New York area and South Carolina with her husband. Dorothea Benton Frank’s most recent bestseller, Same Beach, Next Year debuted at No. 4 on the New York Times list, where it remained in the top 10 for three weeks. A contemporary voice of the South, Frank is beloved from coast to coast, thanks to her bestseller including, Same Beach, Next Year; All Summer Long; All the Single Ladies; The Hurricane Sisters; The Last Original Wife; Porch Lights; Folly Beach; Sullivans Island; and Plantation.