“All Summer Long”, by Dorothea Benton Frank, is a fun beach read. Less intense than its cover lets on, “All Summer Long” provides readers with laughter, romance, and marriage truths that will keep you turning the pages. Spirited characters like Maritza, and loyal ones like Roni will give way to the imagination. Provided with the wealth of Serena Van Der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf this book is Gossip Girl for the adult. Filled with name brands, yacht’s, private jets…. you name it, this book has it.
Olivia and Nick are getting up there in age and are ready to retire. Nick has been a professor at a New York University for most of his adult life, and Olivia an interior decorator for the rich and famous. The couple are leaving Manhattan for Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina where Nick grew up. While Olivia will do most anything to keep her husband happy, she hasn’t exactly filled him in on the fact that they are paying bills by the skin of their teeth. Jobs are getting canceled and clients are going elsewhere. Olivia doesn’t know what to do.
Join the couple as they navigate through retirement, leaving their home, and go on the many adventures they take with Bob and Maritza Vasile- the richest of the rich. This book will have you sipping cocktails while reading, and provide insight to important conversations between you and your significant other when you’re laying down at night.
(Enjoying my book at Santa Cruz)