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Lowcountry Plantations Today
N. Jane Iseley, William P. Baldwin

Legacy Pubns, 2001

American Heritage, Preservation, Conservation (and Grand Living) Lowcountry Plantations Today is the definitive document to the storied past and purposeful future of 35 South Carolina Lowcountry plantations; some of America's largest tracts of undeveloped land and home to significant and magnificent houses, whose owners have-in this rare instance-opened their doors for all of us to peek inside.


Lowcountry Summer (Plantation)
Dorothea Benton Frank

William Morrow Paperbacks, 2011

“Frank…writes with genuine adoration for and authority on the South Carolina Lowcountry from which she sprang….[Her] stuff is never escapist fluff—it’s the real deal.” — Atlanta Journal-Constitution Return to Tall Pines in the long-awaited sequel to Dorothea Benton Frank’s beloved bestseller Plantation . Lowcountry Summer is the story of the changing anatomy of a family after the loss of its matriarch, sparkling with the ...


Lowcountry Bribe: A Carolina Slade Mystery
C. Hope Clark

Bell Bridge Books, 2012

A killer wants to make certain she buys the farm. Threats, a missing boss, a very dead co-worker, a high-level investigation and a sinister hog farmer: Lowcountry Ag Department manager Carolina Slade is a bean-counting civil servant in hot water. Carolina Slade is a by-the-book county manager for the Department of Agriculture—a civil servant who coordinates federal loans for farmers in the coastal Lowcountry of South Carolina. When one of ...


The Summer Wind (Lowcountry Summer)
Mary Alice Monroe

Gallery Books, 2014

The Summer Wind is the second book in Monroe’s Lowcountry Summer trilogy, following the New York Times bestselling The Summer Girls. This series is a poignant and heartwarming story of three half-sisters and their grandmother, who is determined to help them rediscover their southern roots and family bonds. It’s midsummer and Eudora, nicknamed Dora, is staying at Sea Breeze, the family’s ancestral home on Sullivan’s Island. For ...


Lowcountry Boil
Carl T. Smith

River City Publishing, 2005

Sam Larkin--former merchant marine and environmental officer in Louisiana--is unjustly sent to prison. Released under mysterious circumstances, Larkin moves to Covington, South Carolina, to begin a new, peaceful life. His newfound isolation is shattered when undercover federal agent Karen Chaney comes to town as part of a drug sting operation. Together they face an entrenched society willing to look the other way when crime pays and a group of ...


Lowcountry Bombshell (A Liz Talbot Mystery) (Volume 2)
Susan M. Boyer

Henery Press, 2013

From the USA TODAY Bestselling Author of the AGATHA AWARD-WINNING Liz Talbot Mysteries: UNIQUE SOUTHERNISMS, GRACIOUS CHARM, AND A CAST OF ECCENTRIC CHARACTERS... "Susan Boyer delivers big time with a witty mystery that is fun, radiant, and impossible to put down. I LOVE THIS BOOK!" - New York Times Bestselling Author, Darynda Jones Liz Talbot thinks she's seen another ghost when she meets Calista McQueen. She's the spitting image of Marilyn ...


The Summer Girls (Lowcountry Summer)
Mary Alice Monroe

Pocket Books, 2014

Three granddaughters. Three months. One summer house. In this enchanting trilogy set on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe captures the complex relationships between three half sisters scattered across the country—and a grandmother determined to help them rediscover their family bonds. Set amid ancient live oaks and palmettos, overlooking the water, historic Sea Breeze is Marietta ...


Lowcountry Boil (A Liz Talbot Mystery) (Volume 1)
Susan M Boyer

Henery Press, 2012

USA TODAY Bestseller and Winner of the AGATHA AWARD for Best First Novel FULL OF SIMMERING SUSPENSE AND INTRIGUE... "Imaginative, empathetic, genuine, and fun, Lowcountry Boil is a lowcountry delight." - Carolyn Hart, Author of What the Cat Saw "It's a simmering gumbo of a story full of spice, salt, heat and shrimp. She had me guessing, detouring for a few laughs then doubling back for another clue right until the last chapter." - The ...


Lowcountry Hurricanes: South Carolina History and Folklore of the Sea from Murrells Inlet and Myrtle Beach ...
Lynn Michelsohn

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

Battling Hurricanes along the South Carolina coast near Myrtle Beach   . . . two tales of joy, tragedy, and survival. The Stories:  ~ Three generations of Flagg family members struggle desperately against a historic hurricane's fury at Huntington Beach in the suspenseful tale, "The Flagg Flood." ~ A family faces two major Murrells Inlet storms with strength and courage in the charming reminiscence, "Every Sixty ...


Not Quite Dead (A Lowcountry Ghost Story), 2014

A broken engagement sends Graciela Harper crawling back to Heron Creek with her tail between her legs, but finds the sleepy little town too changed to set her life right. Not even her budding drinking problem can obscure her Gramps’s failing health, or erase the mental picture of her first love happily married to her childhood best friend. To top it all off, she’s having a heck of time convincing the town’s dashing young mayor of her ...


Sugar Daddy (Lowcountry Heat Book 1)

Rie Warren, 2014

She needs a job. He wants a mistress. Hearts and contracts are bound to get broken. Shay Greer is pure GRITS--a Girl Raised In The South--but nowhere near a demure southern belle. She's looking for a way out of her broken down marriage when she lands an unexpected job offer she really should refuse. Position? Mistress . Fringe Benefits? Of course . Fraternization with sexy CEO Reardon Boone? Required . Shay signs on, lured by the promise ...


Remaking Wormsloe Plantation: The Environmental History of a Lowcountry Landscape (Environmental History and ...
Drew A. Swanson

University of Georgia Press, 2012

Why do we preserve certain landscapes while developing others without restraint? Drew A. Swanson’s in-depth look at Wormsloe plantation, located on the salt marshes outside of Savannah, Georgia, explores that question while revealing the broad historical forces that have shaped the lowcountry South. Wormsloe is one of the most historic and ecologically significant stretches of the Georgia coast. It has remained in the hands of one family from ...


Pawleys Island (Lowcountry Tales)
Dorothea Benton Frank

Berkley, 2006

Catapulted from her home, her marriage and her children, artist Rebecca Simms has come to Pawleys Island to hide herself from herself. Little does she know that on this “arrogantly shabby” family playground, she’ll encounter three people who will change her life: a wise and irresistible octogenarian who will pry her secrets from her, a gallery owner who caters to interior decorators and heaven save us, tourists, and a retired attorney from ...


The Food, Folklore, and Art of Lowcountry Cooking: A Celebration of the Foods, History, and Romance Handed ...
Joseph Dabney

Cumberland House, 2010

The perfect gift for Southerners, history lovers, and foodies alike. Discover the secrets of one of the most mysterious, romantic regions in the South: the Lowcountry. James Beard Cookbook of the Year Award-winning author Joe Dabney produces another gem with this comprehensive celebration of Lowcountry cooking. Packed with history, authoritative folklore, photographs, and fascinating sidebars, Dabney takes readers on a tour of the Coastal ...


African-Atlantic Cultures and the South Carolina Lowcountry (Cambridge Studies on the American South)
Professor Ras Michael Brown

Cambridge University Press, 2014

African-Atlantic Cultures and the South Carolina Lowcountry examines perceptions of the natural world revealed by the religious ideas and practices of African-descended communities in South Carolina from the colonial period into the twentieth century. Focusing on Kongo nature spirits known as the simbi, Ras Michael Brown describes the essential role religion played in key historical processes, such as establishing new communities and ...


Palmetto Moon: A Lowcountry Novel
Kim Boykin

Berkley Trade, 2014

June, 1947. Charleston is poised to celebrate the biggest wedding in high-society history, the joining of two of the oldest families in the city. Except the bride is nowhere to be found… Unlike the rest of the debs she grew up with, Vada Hadley doesn’t see marrying Justin McLeod as a blessing—she sees it as a life sentence. So when she finds herself one day away from a wedding she doesn’t want, she’s left with no choice but to run ...


Hoppin' John's Charleston, Beaufort & Savannah: Dining at Home in the Lowcountry
John Martin Taylor

Clarkson Potter, 1997

John Martin Taylor offers a tempting display of homes and food with this sumptuous treasury of recipes and photographs. From shrimp Creole to black-eyed pea cakes, the unique flavors of southern cuisine are as old and treasured as the charming mansions of Charleston, Beaufort, and Savannah. 150 full-color photos.


Slavery, Disease, and Suffering in the Southern Lowcountry (Cambridge Studies on the American South)
Peter McCandless

Cambridge University Press, 2014

On the eve of the Revolution, the Carolina lowcountry was the wealthiest and unhealthiest region in British North America. Slavery, Disease, and Suffering in the Southern Lowcountry argues that the two were intimately connected: both resulted largely from the dominance of rice cultivation on plantations using imported African slave labor. This development began in the coastal lands near Charleston, South Carolina, around the end of the ...


Plantation: A Lowcountry Tale
Dorothea Benton Frank

Jove, 2001

Pat Conroy called Dorothea Benton Frank’s debut, Sullivan’s Island , “hilarious and wise,” while Anne Rivers Siddons declared that it “roars with life.” Now Frank evokes a lush plantation in the heart of modern-day South Carolina—where family ties and hidden truths run as deep and dark as the mighty Edisto River… Caroline Wimbley Levine always swore she’d never go home again. But now, at her brother’s behest, she has ...


Deep Fried and Pickled (The Rachael O'Brien Chronicles Book 1), 2014

It’s ’86, the era of Pop Rocks, Jelly shoes, and big hair bands. Rachael O'Brien's freshman plan seems simple: Attend a southern college away from her hometown of Canton, Ohio, earn a degree, party, and meet cute guys—hopefully acing the latter two. But being threatened by a jealous She-Devil, avoiding the advances of a thirty-something redneck, and discovering an art fraud scheme mess with her “to do” list. On top of her troubles ...



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