By Invitation Only


Product Details

$15.99  $14.71
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
April 23, 2019
5.3 X 1.1 X 7.9 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

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.


"Benton Frank's characters are both brazen and down-to-earth...Eccentric, thought-provoking and hilarious, her charming tales envelop the reader into the plot with each and every book she publishes."--New York Journal of Books
"South Carolina's Low Country is the heart of this tender paean to young love and midlife makeovers, but Benton Frank also blends the allure of big-city swagger into her smart and funny account of modern wedding madness."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"If I could only read one writer from now until the end of my life, it would be Dorothea Benton Frank."--Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Couple

"Frank's wit permeates her social media...and infuses By Invitation Only..."--New York Times Sunday Book Review
"Something about her novels just seems to say summer."--USA Today
"Worlds collide in this funny, sharp, empathetic novel about what happens when two very different families are forced to become one."--Good Housekeeping
"Dottie Frank's books have the fizz of a gin and tonic, the hilarity of a night out at a comedy club and the warmth of a South Carolina sun. Dip in, dive in, but no matter how you go, you'll love her."--Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of Big Stone Gap and The Shoemaker's Wife on The Last Original Wife
"BY INVITATION ONLY is a heartwarming and hilarious account of opposites attracting just as the world at large wrestles with these same questions of what is true wealth and what is true love and equality."
"There's an adjustment period whenever two families merge, but these fictional folks will keep you laughing all the way."--Parade
"The queen of the salt-sprayed Lowcountry tale has done it again. Reading Frank is like spending time with a favorite friend who's witty and a bit crass and has got to tell you every tidbit...Count on a story brimming with snappy dialogue that always rings true."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"By Invitation Only (William Morrow) by Dorothea Benton Frank is the latest serving of Frank's trademark warm humor and engaging characters..."--Tampa Bay Times
"In her 19th novel, Montclair resident Dorothea Benton Frank rolls out an epic tale of social clash with humor and empathy."--New Jersey Monthly
"Dorothea Benton Frank's latest novel, "By Invitation Only," fits the bill of a traditional beach read...While cultures collide, we get fireworks and a wonderful read filled with tasty food scenes that will make you drool."--Auburn Citizen
"By Invitation Only is a fun, fast, engaging novel that is perfect for whiling away the afternoon in a hammock with a big glass of sweet tea."--Coastal Breeze News
"...Frank, as usual, knows what she is doing...Frank reminds us of the beauty in two very different families becoming one."--Newark Star Ledger