Thursday, May 9, 2013

Porch Lights by Dorothea Benton Frank

Leave the light on for me.  

PORCH LIGHTS was a book about caring, family, healing, and a book that will steal your heart in more ways than one.
Jackie, recently widowed with a ten-year-old son, decides to go back home for the rest of the summer to help Charlie heal from the loss of his father.  Many surprises await Jackie as well as many decisions. One of the surprises is her mother.  They never did have an easy relationship, but her mother seems to have changed.

The characters were a nice mix of fun, intensity, loneliness, being loveable, and unique.  The setting was very well described as well as the emotions of each character.  You will cry, laugh, and even be envious of the family connection. 

You will want to be part of the Britt family and live with them on Sullivan's Island. You will definitely want to share the delicious meals made by Annie, but you won't want to be Jackie who has a major life decision to make.

I have never read a book by Ms. Frank.  She has an easy style and drew me in.  This book was a pleasant read.  4/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher and TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.


  1. This one sounds interesting too. You write very good, helpful reviews!

  2. This sounds similar to one of her other novels. I like the settings of her books.

  3. Thanks for the comments on my reviews.

    Thanks to everyone for stopping by.

  4. I though this book was predictable but I didn't care because I loved the characters so much!

  5. And....I didn't read this over night.

    I had it waiting for the tour date, which was today. :)

    I agree on predictable, but it was good.

  6. I've been thinking for awhile that I should read something by this author. A library book, perhaps. That is my safe way to explore a new author.

    I like books set on islands....

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.