• by Dorothea Benton Frank
  • Narrated by Susie Breck
  • 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Caroline Wimbley Levine learns that her mother, Miss Lavinia, has supposedly gone mad, she leaves the big city bustle of Manhattan and returns to Tall Pines Plantation. Caroline originally left Tall Pines to escape her feisty, eccentric mother and her drunken brother, Trip, but when Miss Lavinia dies, Caroline is forced to come to terms with her family's troubled history as well as her failing relationship with her husband. As Caroline reminisces about her past rebelliousness and her childhood, she realizes that her father's sudden and tragic death many years before served as a catalyst for the family's disintegration. Caroline and Trip also learn that their seemingly selfish and self-assured mother was not so uncaring after all.


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I prefer Robin Miles performance for Dot Frank books, but the most disappointing part is the book is abridged. Unfortunately, I missed that fact upon purchase; won't make that mistake again.
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- Teresa

Great Story

The story was great. Too bad the performer or producer didn't take the time to learn the difference in Southern accents or at a minimum, learn the correct pronunciation of the Edisto considering its prominence in the story.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-30-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio