“All Summer Long” Takes a Leap for Love and Poses the Ultimate Question: Can Money Buy Happiness?
“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, having been in love for more than 14 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, from a fast pace to a slow pace, and are 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 Sullivan’s 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, exploring 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 Sullivan’s 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.
Smart, witty, and full of heart, “All Summer Long” is a great selection for book clubs, especially in the last days of summer. Travel with Olivia and Nick from Memorial Day to Labor Day by way of this New York Times best seller. Also (and we’re taking a hint from the vintage-savvy characters here), be advised that this novel is best enjoyed when paired with a glass of wine.
About the Author: New York Times best-selling author Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. She resides in the New York area with her husband. Author website: http://www.dotfrank.com/.