Porch Lights

Porch Lights

Book - 2012
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When Jimmy McMullen, a fireman with the NYFD, is killed in the line of duty, his wife, Jackie, and ten-year-old son, Charlie, are devastated. Charlie idolized his dad, and now the outgoing, curious boy has become quiet and reserved. Trusting in the healing power of family, Jackie decides to return to her childhood home on Sullivans Island. Crossing the bridge from the mainland, Jackie and Charlie enter a world full of wonder and magic--lush green and chocolate grasslands and dazzling red, orange, and magenta evening skies; the heady pungency of Lowcountry Pluff mud and fresh seafood on the grill; bare toes snuggled in warm sand and palmetto fronds swaying in gentle ocean winds.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061961298
0061961299
Call Number: F FRANK DO
Characteristics: 324 p. ; 24 cm

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marsar11
Mar 26, 2017

Jackie becomes widow, husband died working with NYFD. She and son Charlie go to visit her mom on island off Carolinas. Narative switches between mother/daughter. Well written, enjoyable, warm fuzzy ending.

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ahellman27
Dec 03, 2016

Her books are always fun to read and I enjoy the low country history and stories.
But I always wish she would delve deeper into the great characters she develops ;) author seems to know how to create characters that are experiencing issues common with her readers but just leaves them seemly underdeveloped !

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Yoo_hoo5
Aug 03, 2015

You know, it is hard to beat Dorothea Benton Frank when it comes to writing styles. Frank has a way of personalizing her stories so you feel like you are there. She really is a good writer,
I think some of her story lines are simplistic, and this wasn't a real "couldn't put it down" sort of book, but I just like to read her works.

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scrubble4
Dec 03, 2013

Took too long meandering around and losing the storyline for me.

sunny143 Oct 24, 2012

An easy read with characters you can like and root for. Good lessons but a very simple book. Something for a lazy afternoon.

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lucky38
Oct 14, 2012

It was an ok book. I have read a lot of her books and women are always the main characters. some of her women seem to be a little bit needy, like needing to share intimate details about their private lives. ick! where's the mystery in that? oh well, I have ordered her latest book so I must get something out of them!

grandquilter Sep 11, 2012

Easy read with good characters that kept the story moving along.

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greenacres
Sep 06, 2012

Beach read with a happy ending. This is probably one of the better Frank novels--one of these days I have to get to Sullivan's Island.

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motherlobe
Jul 07, 2012

great summer backyard/beach read along with a glass of wine, cheese, crackers

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