Follys appeal is far reaching. People travel from all over the country and the world to walk the beaches, surf the waves, fish from the pier. And some people are expressing their love and appreciation in literature. Follys shores and streets have become the setting for several recent novels.
Dorthea Benton Frank, maybe the Lowcountrys best known living author, published Folly Beach: A Lowcountry Tale in 2011. The story follows Cate as she returns to her childhood home after a divorce, and Cates life parallels that of Dorothy Heyward, DuBoses wife and artist writer, and colleague of George Gershwin.
On Folly Beach by Karen White is the story of recently widowed Emmy who buys a Folly bookstore after her husbands death. But a mystery unravels around forgotten love letters, bottle trees, and Lulu, the former owners sister who sells her own bottle trees in the back yard.
Bill Noel is the author of the Folly Beach Mystery series, which includes Folly, The Pier, Washout, The Edge, Ghosts, and Missing. The series follows amateur detectives Christ and Charles as they try to solve mysteries on the Edge of America.
Loree Loughs book Love Finds You in Folly Beach, South Carolina shows that first impressions cant always be trusted, and that Folly isnt just the name of the island, but its also a good word to describe the novels heroine, Holly.
Your heart and mind might already be with Folly Beach, so why not let your reading material wander there too.
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