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Bulls Island
Bulls Island
Bulls Island
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Bulls Island

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars



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“Dottie Frank’s books are sexy and hilarious. She has staked out the lowcountry of South Carolina as her personal literary property.”
—Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides

Bulls Island is a supremely satisfying tale of honor, chance, and star-crossed love, infused with Southern wit, grace, and charm, from the phenomenal New York Times bestseller Dorothea Benton Frank. The much beloved author of Plantation, Return to Sullivan’s Island, Land of Mango Sunsets, and a host of other winning novels of the North Carolina lowcountry, Frank stands tall alongside Anne Rivers Siddons, Sue Monk Kidd, Rebecca Wells and the other masters of contemporary southern women’s fiction. Devoted Dottie Frank fans and newcomers alike will adore this sun-drenched story of the uncomfortable homecoming of a former Bulls Islander who plans to transform the unspoiled paradise for profit…and her inevitable reencounter with the scion of a wealthy family whom she once was scheduled to marry until cruel innuendo destroyed their engagement.

Release dateApr 8, 2008
Bulls Island

Dorothea Benton Frank

New York Times bestseller Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivans Island, South Carolina. Until her passing in 2019, Dorothea and her husband split their time between New Jersey and South Carolina. A contemporary voice of the South, Dorothea Benton Frank was beloved by fans and friends alike since her debut novel Sullivans Island. Readers from coast to coast fell for the quick wit and the signature humor that permeated her many bestselling novels.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Betts McGee's life took a radical turn when she fled her home after her mother's death. Nineteen years later, her work brings her back to Charleston to confront her past - the family that disowned her, the man she still loved, and his mother, who detested her. It's not easy returning home with your own secrets, including a son no one knows about.As always, Frank writes a story that keeps the reader turning pages. Her passion for the Lowcountry shines through on every page. She does an excellent job with description. However, at times, her characters are a little over the top. It's a southern story that is too melodramatic at times. Betts herself is overwhelmed by the drama of her life, and, at times, the reader is as well. It's a fun story, but all of the characters are a little too dramatic, which makes them unrealistic. It's a fun book, despite its flaws.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    This modern-day southern story is a quick paced, engaging read - more than once I thought it would be perfect for reading on the beach. This will be a great beach the 2008 beach season for sure. The story has twists and turns, various perspectives and vivid locations -- all which add up to a good read. Many current events and issues are encorporated in the book, making it fit into today's world. If I were to improve it, I would say at times some things felt slightly rushed while other things were over developed.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Betts McGee, an executive with ARC in New York, is assigned to the company's latest venture in Charleston. For nearly 20 years, Betts has managed to keep her Charleston past a secret. Her son Adrian believes she was from Atlanta and has no family. The company's latest venture is a partnership with the company run by J.D. Langley, Adrian's ex-boyfriend, to develop Bulls Island. There is opposition to the project by environmentalists. Betts must come to term with her past.I enjoyed the book although it took me a little longer than usual to really "get into it." There was plenty of suspense to keep you wandering what would happen next. Many people have commented that advance copies were full of errors. Most of the errors are gone from the first edition although I did catch a few proofreading lapses.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Although I continue to enjoy Frank's books, I am beginning to find a certain sameness to the story lines. The descriptions of the area are always a plus to me, but it always seems like the main character (always a woman) starts out in New York and ends up in Charleston. Still, for pure enjoyment, this is not a bad read!
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    I found this story too contrived. I’ve always liked Frank’s books with their warm Southern charm, but this one left me feeling cool. It just didn't seem to flow as her others have. There were too many dysfunctional people populating the story and gaps in the history of how Betts went from being JD's girlfriend to successful business woman as a single mom.
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    One of the worst books I've read. No plot, unlikeable characters, and riddled with cliches and errors.