Queen Bee


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$19.99  $18.59
William Morrow & Company
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5.2 X 8.0 X 1.0 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.


"Bestseller Frank (By Invitation Only) shows off her formidable storytelling chops and her gift for creating memorable characters...Full of Low Country flavor and brilliantly imagined characters, this laugh-out-loud-hilarious novel with a wistful edge will satisfy anyone who wants to see flawed people getting second chances."--Publishers Weekly
"If I could only read one writer from now until the end of my life, it would be Dorothea Benton Frank. Her whip-smart, deliciously wicked novels provide an emotional rollercoaster ride that's as thrilling the twentieth time as the first."--Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author of Summer of '69 and The Perfect Couple
"Franks' fanciful and frothy slice of Lowcountry life is a feel-good, read-in-one-sitting escape. Benton has been delighting readers with tales of her native Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, for 20 years, and her newest will rally fans and all seeking diverting women's fiction."--Booklist
"This warmhearted tale will make you laugh and encourage you to hug your own loved ones a little closer."--Southern Living
"Queen Bee is a warm, wise and hilarious tale with a pinch of whodunit."--New Jersey Monthly Magazine
"There must be something in the sea air and coastal breezes that infuses the language of Lowcountry authors such as Frank with full, lush, evocative word paintings."--Bowling Green Daily News
"This is an author who never fails to entertain."--New York Journal of Books
"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 South of Broad
"Something about her novels just seems to say summer."--USA Today
Praise for Dorothea Benton Frank: "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
"Worlds collide in this funny, sharp, empathetic novel about what happens when two very different families are forced to become one."--Good Housekeeping
"Tight storytelling, winsomely oddball characters and touches of Southern magic make this a winner. "--Publishers Weekly
"Frank's wit permeates her social media...and infuses By Invitation Only..."--New York Times Sunday Book Review
[T]his Southern island story is a perfect accompaniment to a tall glass of icy sweet tea.--Chicago Tribune
"...Frank, as usual, knows what she is doing...Frank reminds us of the beauty in two very different families becoming one."--Newark Star Ledger
"What do you get when you combine family drama, eccentric characters and the unmistakable Lowcountry landscape? A Dorothea Benton Frank novel."--Coastal Observer
"Anyone who is lucky enough to have a strong group of girlfriends will relate to this fun beach read."--InStyle.com - Summer 2015 Beach Reads
[T]he queen of sassy Southern fiction.--Charlotte Observer
[A] warming female-empowerment tale with a side order of southern magic."--Kirkus Reviews
"Dorothea Benton Frank tells it like it is. She brings out the complexity in every character. Though they face disillusionment and heartache, they also display an optimistic and humorous side, making them more human."--New York Journal of Books
"...in this glitzy exploration of the bonds of love, marriage, friendship, and loyalty...Frank will please fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Nancy Thayer."--Booklist