Buxton Books Presents A Book Launch with Victoria Benton Frank
celebrating the paperback release of My Magnolia Summer!

Mon, Jun 17 at 6pm

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Buxton Books is thrilled to welcome Victoria Benton Frank back into the bookstore to celebrate the paperback release of her book My Magnolia Summer. Join us in-store to hear from Victoria and get your books signed!

We always love when Victoria Benton Frank visits Buxton Books, whether that's for a signing, the Bookends book club with Polly, or just to say hi, but we are especially excited to get to celebrate her for the paperback release of her Buxton Books-bestselling novel, My Magnolia Summer.

Join us in the bookstore on Monday, June 17 to have a glass of wine, get a signed copy of the book, and chat with Victoria. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Program begins at 6:00 pm

We are also excited to offer one book club the chance to get a visit from Victoria! The person who orders the most paperback copies of My Magnolia Summer from our pre-order campaign will win a guest appearance from Victoria -  in-person if your book club is local, virtual if your book club is out of town. You'll also receive a discount on any orders of 5 or more copies. To order in bulk, please click here

About My Magnolia Summer:

A tale of the complicated relationships between mothers, daughters and let's not forget, sisters—this enchanting novel will bring romance and sunshine to your summer reading list.” — Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author

Escape to the South Carolina Lowcountry, where family bonds and hidden secrets run deep. In this gripping tale of self-discovery, Victoria Benton Frank introduces us to Maggie, struggling to find her place in the world when she receives a phone call bringing her back to her hometown of Sullivan's Island.

In New York City winter never seems to loosen its hold and for South Carolina transplant Maggie (born Magnolia after the fairest summer flower) the balmy beach weather of April back home on Sullivan’s Island feels like a distant memory. Until a phone call from her sister, Violet, changes everything.

Gran, the treasured matriarch, has fallen into a coma after a car accident caused by Maggie’s troubled mother, Lily. But once Maggie returns, she finds that her hometown of Sullivan’s Island holds even more secrets. The Magic Lantern, the restaurant owned and run by generations of women in her family, is now rudderless, and her sister seems headed for a savage breakup.

Once she is between the marsh grasses and dunes of South Carolina, she feels herself changing like the Atlantic tides, rediscovering the roots she left behind, and a new and different version of herself—one who can see how a minor crash into the back of a very handsome farmer’s truck may become fortunate. Or perhaps it’s even… fate?

When the three generations of South Carolina women join forces—the family pillar Gran, troubled Lily, impulsive Violet, and redoubtable Maggie—anything is possible.

With stunning descriptions of the magic of the Lowcountry, this novel will transport you to a world of treasured family traditions and unexpected twists of fate.

About Victoria Benton Frank:

Victoria Benton Frank was born in New York City, raised in Montclair, New Jersey, but considers herself to have dual residency in the Lowcountry. She is a graduate of the College of Charleston and the French Culinary Institute. Victoria worked in restaurants in New York before returning to Charleston, South Carolina, which she considers home, with her husband, two kids, and a giant mutt. When she isn’t writing, she is reading, cooking, or chasing her children.

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