Christmas “Pearl-Style” Wisdom

Dorothea Benton Frank's The Christmas Pearl

Photo courtesy of William Morrow, and used with permission.

Bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank takes readers to South Carolina with her when she creates her stories.  So far, she has written thirteen novels–including her most recent offering, Porch Lights, published earlier this year.

Growing up on Sullivan’s Island, Dottie, as she likes to be called, enjoyed Christmases full of family and special traditions.  These are the memories that make up the background of her Christmas novel, The Christmas Pearl. 

Dottie talked about the real-life character on whom she based  “Pearl”, her own favorite growing-up Christmas traditions, and, believe it or not–fruitcake!