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Tuesday: Best-selling author Dorothea Benton Frank coming to Camden

Author Dorothea Benton Frank
Author Dorothea Benton Frank Provided photo by Debbie Zammit

It’s time for summer beach reads – and you can meet the best-selling author of one of the latest such books in Camden.

Camden’s Books on Broad will host South Carolina native Dorothea Benton Frank for a Tuesday luncheon celebrating the release of her latest book, “All Summer Long.”

The book follows a New York couple – glamorous interior designer Olivia Ritchie and her husband Nicholas Seymour, an English professor and true Southern gentleman – as they are swept up into the world of the ultra-rich and travel the globe with a cast of zany eccentrics over one tumultuous, hot summer, and find themselves pondering the next step of their lives, which includes plans for a move to the Charleston area. It’s the story of how plans evolve and lives change in unexpected ways, how even those who have everything are looking for something more, and even the most successful can often struggle to keep things together.

Tickets to the luncheon are $50 and include lunch and a hardback copy of “All Summer Long.” The event is at the Historic Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden, 607 Broad St. Buy tickets in advance at Books on Broad, 944 Broad St., by calling (803) 713-7323 or at www.booksonbroad.com

The author was born and raised on Sullivan’s Island and today divides her time between the New York area and the Lowcountry. Her bestselling novels include “Sullivan’s Island,” “Plantation,” “Isle of Palms,” “Shem Creek,” “Pawleys Island,” “Full of Grace,” “The Land of Mango Sunsets,” “The Christmas Pearl,” “Bulls Island,” “Return to Sullivan’s Island,” “Lowcountry Summer,” “Folly Beach,” “Porch Lights,” “The Last Original Wife,” and “All the Single Ladies.”