The Last Original Wife

The Last Original Wife

Leslie Anne Greene Carter is The Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley's successful Atlanta social set. His cronies have all traded in the mothers of their children—who 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 has shaken Les up and she's had enough of playing the good wife. 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 historic home, she will reclaim the carefree girl who spent lazy summers sharing steamy kisses with her first love on Sullivans Island. Along Charleston's cobblestone streets, under the Lowcountry's dazzling blue sky, Les will indulge herself with icy cocktails, warm laughter 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.

Title:The Last Original Wife
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062132468
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  • Meg

    Number 1 - the math in this book is off. If Leslie dropped out of college to get married because she was pregnant, and is almost 60, then her oldest child would be in his late 30's. I kept thinking DO...

  • Rebecca

    So. Advertised as a perfect beach book, LOW has potential, but then the writing style begins to make itself known: constant, trite, unvarying obviousness. Take this excerpt: "We would toast each other...

  • Margitte

    Wesley and Lesley's marriage is in trouble. He is married to golf. He has his high profile job as a sidekick, and his devoted wife of thirty plus years, with two spoiled grown-up kids, as an afterthou...

  • Margaret

    I love Frank's books about the South Carolina island country. Her stories move me to tears and to laughter and her words paint beautiful pictures of the island life in the south. I knew that The Last ...

  • Bren

    “You could tell a lot about the soul of an organization by the reading material in its waiting area.” ― Dorothea Benton Frank, The Last Original WifeLove the quote. Did not love the book.I liked...

  • Connie

    Witty and full of Southern sass. Several reviews have commented that this is not up to the usual standard of Ms.Benton Frank. Having not read her before I took it for what it was....an entertaining l...

  • Bettie

    Immediately after I finished this book (quick 2 day read) I loved it. It made me think. But now after the better part of a week it left me depressed. It was too cleanly tied with a bow to allow choice...

  • Jami

    I wanted to love this book but it was just okay. The lead character, Les, was absolutely a Mary Sue who can do no wrong. (spoiler) Even when she's married and sleeping with another man she's still pai...

  • Jennifer

    The Last Original Wife is a standalone novel written by author Dorothea Benton Frank. The main character Leslie "Les" is fed up with her husband and adult children taking her for granted. After watchi...

  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews

    Ok all you wonderful ladies who stayed home and took care of a husband and your kids....you will love this book. It is simply delightful, just like the author whom I had the pleasure of meeting.Leslie...