Sunday, August 29, 2010
Lowcountry Summer by Dorothea Benton Frank is all about family. This particular family is facing every type of problem you can imagine. When it rains, it pours is what I thought about while reading this novel.Caroline and Millie Smoaks try to keep everything and everyone under control. I loved Millie Smoaks she is full of much needed wisdom. Millie is always in control no matter how many pecan waffles she is cooking. Caroline shows her gratitude for Millie's presence by running to her with every new catastrophe that hits Caroline's household or her brother, Eric's, household.
From this book I learned that it is possible to live through life's catastrophes. Life can turn me upside down and all around. It does not have to break me like Humpty Dumpty. It doesn't kill Caroline. She might ride off on the golf cart, cry, yell, babble about everything that is happening, but she does live through it. If it doesn't kill you, it will only make you stronger is worth repeating. I loved the book you will too.