The Last Original Wife

The Last Original Wife

Large Print - 2013
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The last original wife among her husband's group of cronies, Leslie Anne, after an accident, realizes her perfect life is a sham and embraces the healing powers of South Carolina's white beaches where she, with the help of the feisty and funny residents, reclaims the strong and sexy woman she was meant to be. (general fiction). Simultaneous.

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Experience the sultry Southern atmosphere of Atlanta and the magic of the Carolina Lowcountry in this funny and poignant tale of one audacious woman’s quest to find the love she deserves, from New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank.

Leslie Anne Greene Carter is The Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley’s wildly successful Atlanta social set. His cronies have all traded in the mothers of their children they promised to love and cherish—’til death did them part—for tanned and toned young Barbie brides.

If losing the social life and close friends she adored wasn’t painful enough, a series of setbacks shake Les’s world and push her to the edge. She’s had enough of playing the good wife to a husband who thinks he’s doing her a favor by keeping her around. She’s not going to waste another minute on people she doesn’t care to know. Now, she’s going to take some time for herself—in the familiar comforts and stunning beauty of Charleston, her beloved hometown. In her brother’s stately historic home, she’s going to reclaim the carefree girl who spent lazy summers sharing steamy kisses with her first love on Sullivans Island. Along Charleston’s live oak- and palmetto-lined cobblestone streets, under the Lowcountry’s dazzling blue sky, Les will indulge herself with icy cocktails, warm laughter, divine temptation and bittersweet memories. Daring to listen to her inner voice, she will realize what she wants . . . and find the life of which she’s always dreamed.

Told in the alternating voices of Les and Wes, The Last Original Wife is classic Dorothea Benton Frank: an intoxicating tale of family, friendship, self-discovery, and love, that is as salty as a Lowcountry breeze and as invigorating as a dip in Carolina waters on a sizzling summer day.



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& Taylor

The last original wife among her husband's group of cronies, Leslie Anne, after an accident, realizes her perfect life is a sham and embraces the healing powers of South Carolina's white beaches where she reclaims the strong and sexy woman she was meant to be.

Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, c2013
Edition: 1st HarperLuxe ed
ISBN: 9780062253644
Branch Call Number: LP FIC FRA
Characteristics: x, 497 p. ;,23 cm.

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elos
Apr 11, 2017

Having reached a time in her life where she feels her family is taking her for granted. the main character Leslie begins an introspective journey that gives us both some funny and touching moments. I really enjoyed this.

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star20rkb
Apr 01, 2015

This book had me laughing out loud. I listened to it and loved the reader and her southern accent. It is the story of a woman who is literally the last original wife among all of her husbands friends. The friends have all moved on to younger trophy wives. It is the story of a woman who looks around and realizes she is unappreciated by her husband and her family and strikes off to find her own happiness. Truly a fun read.

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Audrey1976
Apr 01, 2015

This book is the laugh out loud story of a woman who finally take control of her life instead of living it to be her ungrateful husband's slave. Leslie is the "last original wife", after all of her husband's friends have divorced theirs and "upgraded" to a younger model. After a fateful trip to Scotland, Leslie decides it's time for a change. The results are hilarious! If you get a chance, listen to it as the narrator captures the southern accents perfectly!

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londongirl
Jul 01, 2014

My first Frank book. Couldn't put it down.
This book is about marriage and raising kids then stepping back to find out what this woman accomplished in her family.
This author wrote the things some of us have wanted to say and do.

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emcooley
Jun 20, 2014

This book is wonderful! It is a great self-discovery book with a bit of romance and tons of humor. I enjoyed this book greatly.

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caj1222204441801
Oct 28, 2013

THIS ONE OF HER BEST BOOKS! I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN IMPATIENT WAITING AS HER STYLE CHARACTERS ARE SO VIVID. A MUST READ!!!!!!!!! DONT START ANYTHING BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT WANT TO PUT IT DOWN.

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vi2856
Sep 04, 2013

really enjoyed this one, she sure was a doormat, but she came through.

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lucky38
Aug 22, 2013

I enjoyed this book. It moved along at a fast pace. I liked how the chapters changed from wife to husband. This woman was a absolute doormat to her whole family and she finally had enough. It was witty and clever. I have never known a woman who is so completely clueless, but it is just a story! good, lighthearted reading!

kendallai Aug 15, 2013

Wonderful read. Sori to see it end.
Author keeps you rivited to the end.

ladydebv Jul 12, 2013

I absolutely LOVED this book! Have never read Frank before, but I am a fan! A truly amusing and often funny story about a woman (over 50) realizing her marriage is over and has been for a long time. It is her story of finding herself, leaving her husband and letting everyone know that she is a new woman. she is no longer willing to give herself and her happiness up for everyone else and is ready to enjoy life to its fullest. If you are a woman over 50 and have been divorced, you will truly enjoy this refreshing look at starting over again. I highly recommend it! Tells the amusing story from both the male and the female perspective. Both are very real perspectives and will provide material for laughter. Very entertaining and right on target! One of the most entertaining books that I have read in a LONG time...

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