By Invitation Only, Dorothea Benton Frank
  • List: $26.99  |  Sale: $18.89
    Club: $13.49
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

By Invitation Only

Author: Dorothea Benton Frank

Narrator: Sarah Naughton

Unabridged: 10 hr 24 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Harper Audio

Published: 05/15/2018

Genre: Fiction - Contemporary Women

Synopsis

The Lowcountry of South Carolina is where By Invitation Only begins at a barbecue engagement party thrown by Diane English Stiftel, her brother Floyd, and her parents to celebrate her son’s engagement. On this gorgeous, magical night, the bride’s father, Alejandro Cambria, a wealthy power broker whose unbelievably successful career in private equity made him one of Chicago’s celebrated elite, discovers the limits and possibilities of cell phone range. While the mother of the bride, Susan Kennedy Cambria, who dabbles in the world of public relations and believes herself deserving of every square inch of her multimillion-dollar penthouse and imaginary carrara marble pedestal, learns about moonshine and dangerous liaisons. Soon By Invitation Only zooms to Chicago, where the unraveling accelerates. Nearly a thousand miles away from her comfortable, familiar world, Diane is the antithesis of the bright lights and super-sophisticated guests attending her son Fred’s second engagement party. Why a second party? Maybe it had been assumed that the first one wouldn’t be up to snuff? Fred is marrying Shelby Cambria, also an only child. The Cambrias’ dearest wish is for their daughter to be happy. If Shelby wants to marry Frederick, aka Fred, they will not stand in her way—although Susan does hope her friends won’t think her daughter is marrying more than a few degrees beneath her socially. At the same time, Diane worries that her son will be lost to her forever.By Invitation Only is a tale of two families, one struggling to do well, one well to do, and one young couple—the privileged daughter of Chicago’s crème de la crème and the son of hard -working Southern peach farmers.Dorothea Benton Frank offers a funny, sharp, and deeply empathetic novel of two very different worlds—of limousines and pickup trucks, caviars and pigs, skyscrapers and ocean spray—filled with a delightful cast of characters who all have something to hide and a lot to learn. A difference in legal opinions, a headlong dive from grace, and an abrupt twist will reveal the truth of who they are and demonstrate, when it truly counts, what kind of grit they have. Are they living the life they want, what regrets do they hold, and how would they remake their lives if they were given the invitation to do so?By Invitation Only is classic Dorothea Benton Frank—a mesmerizing Lowcountry Tale that roars with spirit, humor, and truth, and forces us to reconsider our notions of what it means to be a Have or a Have Not.

Recommended

The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah
The Nightingale
by Kristin Hannah

In love we find out who we want to be.In war we find out who we are.FRANCE, 1939In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France...

Narrator: Polly Stone
Published: 02/03/2015

The Husband's Secret, Liane Moriarty
The Husband's Secret
by Liane Moriarty

From the author of the critically acclaimed What Alice Forgot comes a breakout new novel about the secrets husbands and wives keep from each other.Three women. One secret. And a letter that will change everything—forever.Tess. Rachel. Cecilia....

Narrator: Caroline Lee
Published: 07/30/2013

Big Little Lies, Liane Moriarty
Big Little Lies
by Liane Moriarty

The new novel from the author of The Husband’s Secret A #1 New York Times Bestseller  Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.   A murder…A tragic accident…Or just parents behaving badly...

Narrator: Caroline Lee
Published: 07/29/2014

What Alice Forgot, Liane Moriarty
What Alice Forgot
by Liane Moriarty

What would happen if you were visited by your younger self, and got a chance for a do-over?Alice Love is twenty-nine years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she come...

Narrator: Tamara Lovatt Smith
Published: 09/20/2011

Shelter in Place, Nora Roberts
Shelter in Place
by Nora Roberts

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes Shelter in Place―a powerful tale of heart, heroism…and propulsive suspense.It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movi...

Narrator: January LaVoy
Published: 05/29/2018

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
by Gail Honeyman

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick“Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an ...

Narrator: Cathleen McCarron
Published: 05/09/2017

Me Before You, Jojo Moyes
Me Before You
by Jojo Moyes

The New York Times bestseller, soon to be a major motion picture; US release on June 3, 2016.They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life&mdash...

Narrator: Various
Published: 12/31/2012

The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah
The Great Alone
by Kristin Hannah

*The #1 New York Times bestseller*The newest audiobook sensation from Kristin Hannah, bestselling author of The Nightingale.This program is read by acclaimed narrator Julia Whelan, whose enchanting voice brought Gone Girl and Fates and Furies to lif...

Narrator: Julia Whelan
Published: 02/06/2018

Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult
Small Great Things
by Jodi Picoult

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner from Jo...

Narrator: Audra McDonald
Published: 10/11/2016
{"id":"2138358","ean":"9780062849014","abr":"Unabridged","title":"By Invitation Only","subtitle":"","author":"Dorothea Benton Frank","rating_average":"4.1","narrator":"Sarah Naughton","ubr_id":"2138358","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"26.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"16.19","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Sarah Naughton","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 10 hr","abr_length":"Abridged: "}