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With its glistening beaches, laidback Southern charm, and enticing Gullah tradition, Folly Beach has long been one of South Carolinas most historic and romantic spots. It is the land of Cate Coopers childhood, the place where all the ghosts of her past roam freely. Cate never thought shed return to the beach house named for this lovely strip of coast. But circumstances have changed, thanks to her newly dead husband, whose financialand emotionalperfidy has left Cate homeless and broke.
Yet Folly Beach holds more than just memories. Once upon a time another woman found unexpected comfort within its welcoming arms. An artist, writer, and sometime colleague of the revered George Gershwin, Dorothy Heyward enjoyed the greatest moments of her life at Folly with her beloved husband, DuBose. And though the Heywards are long gone, their passion and spirit linger in every sunset and ocean breeze.
And for Cate, Folly holds the promise of unexpected fulfillment . . . of the woman shes always wantedand is finally readyto become.
Alternating between Cate’s personal journey of renewal and flashbacks into the lives of the Heywards, Frank’s lush and literary paean to her beloved Lowcountry provides a romantic glimpse into an artistic past.