It’s summer on Sullivans Island, the home to which newly widowed army nurse Jackie McMullen has returned with her 10-year-old son. Charlie has been despondent since the death of his father, a heroic New York City fireman, and Jackie believes South Carolina’s sparkling shores can work wonders. But her broken heart is another story. And dealing with her mother Annie, a narcissistic southern belle, is not something Jackie relishes. Porch Lights is an emotional journey deep into the heart of author Dorothea Benton Frank’s beloved Lowcountry, where three generations seek common ground. And where, surrounded by the magic and mystery of the enchanted island, a handsome, lonely doctor holds out hope that he can heal the woman he loves. --From Doubleday large print book club website.