All Summer Long

All Summer Long


Dorothea Benton Frank novels are filled with smart and witty fiction that every reader wants on their bookshelf: soulful, edgy stories about realistic characters familiar to us all that explore the most deeply felt moments of life with wry humor and heart.

All Summer Long follows one charming New York couple – prominent interior designer Olivia Ritchie and her husband Nicholas Seymour, an English professor and true southern gentleman.  They are seemingly polar opposites, yet magnetically drawn together and in love for more than fourteen years.

As they prepare to relocate to Charleston, S.C., Olivia, the ultimate New Yorker, has reservations about the promise she made to retire in the Lowcountry, where Nick wants to return home and lead a more peaceful life.  They are moving north to south, fast pace versus slow pace and downsizing.  Nick is ecstatic.  Olivia is not.   She can’t let Nick know that their finances are not what he thought.   Her client list is evaporating, their monetary reserves are dwindling and maybe that house she picked out on Sullivans Island needs too much work.  Thank God, for her assistant, Roni Larini, her right (and sometimes left) hand. 

As they find themselves pondering the next step of their lives, Olivia and Nick travel with her billionaire clients and their friends and are swept up into the world of the ultra-rich and explore the globe with a cast of zany eccentrics over one tumultuous, hot summer. All as Olivia grapples with what lies ahead for her and Nick.

This is a story of how plans evolve and lives change in unexpected ways, how even those who have everything are still looking for something more.  Even the most successful people can often struggle to keep things together.  All Summer Long asks the ultimate question: can money buy happiness?  From Sullivans Island to Necker Island to Nantucket to the beaches of Southern Spain, we’ll come to recognize the many faces of true love, love that deepens and endures but only because one woman makes a tremendous leap of faith. And that leap changes everything. 

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  • 001 All Summer Long
    Duration: 12s
  • 002 Prologue
    Duration: 20min
  • 003 Chapter 01
    Duration: 38min
  • 004 Chapter 02
    Duration: 36min
  • 005 Chapter 03
    Duration: 44min
  • 006 Chapter 04
    Duration: 40min
  • 007 Chapter 05
    Duration: 40min
  • 008 Chapter 06
    Duration: 29min
  • 009 Chapter 07
    Duration: 34min
  • 010 Chapter 08
    Duration: 35min
  • 011 Chapter 09
    Duration: 45min
  • 012 Chapter 10
    Duration: 31min
  • 013 Chapter 11
    Duration: 37min
  • 014 Chapter 12
    Duration: 58min
  • 015 Chapter 13
    Duration: 29min
  • 016 Chapter 14
    Duration: 33min
  • 017 Chapter 15
    Duration: 40min
  • 018 Chapter 16
    Duration: 34min
  • 019 Epilogue
    Duration: 17min
  • 020 Credits
    Duration: 32s
  • sample
    Duration: 01min