It is time for another search of our TBR shelves/piles for those sadly neglected books from the past.  Carole’s Random Life in Books is hosting this event.

As I scrolled through my blog pages, I found this book from May 2017, and I love this author and her books!  Why have I overlooked it?  Same Beach, Next Year, by Dorothea Benton Frank, promises to be one I will love.

Description:  One enchanted summer, two couples begin a friendship that will last more than twenty years and transform their lives.

A chance meeting on the Isle of Palms, one of Charleston’s most stunning barrier islands, brings former sweethearts, Adam Stanley and Eve Landers together again. Their respective spouses, Eliza and Carl, fight sparks of jealousy flaring from their imagined rekindling of old flames. As Adam and Eve get caught up on their lives, their partners strike up a deep friendship—and flirt with an unexpected attraction—of their own.

Year after year, Adam, Eliza, Eve, and Carl eagerly await their reunion at Wild Dunes, a condominium complex at the island’s tip end, where they grow closer with each passing day, building a friendship that will withstand financial catastrophe, family tragedy, and devastating heartbreak. The devotion and love they share will help them weather the vagaries of time and enrich their lives as circumstances change, their children grow up and leave home, and their twilight years approach.


Doesn’t this one tick all the nostalgia buttons?  I am bringing it forward now!

What did you discover in the back corners of your shelves?



  1. Long ago someone told me I would probably really like her books, but I still haven’t read even one! Someday . . . This one sounds good and I hope you get a chance to read it soon! Happy Reading!

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  2. I’ve seen this one around and it sounds like a fab summer read when I usually get in the mood for these nostalgic character-driven stories. Hope you enjoy it, Laurel-Rain!

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