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"I feel like I’ve struck the jackpot this spring. Mary Alice Monroe has decided to add one more book to her Lowcountry Summer series. And, folks, I’m here to tell you it is the BEST of the four!!" (Maurice on Books )
"The story flows as smooth as silk." (Charleston City Paper )
“Monroe creates four beautifully drawn, strong, vulnerable heroines each grappling with her own personal questions, choices, doubts and thoughts about family, commitment, relationships and the future. Wonderfully written with a poignancy and nostalgia that will warm readers’ hearts, this story and its well-crafted, engaging plot will keep readers captivated until the last page.” (RT Book Reviews )
"Readers who enjoy Monroe's blend of fiction that weaves family drama by the seaside and environmental issues will want to pick up a copy." (The Chicago Tribune on The Summer's End )
"It is hard to describe the beauty of Monroe's work.The words on the pages flow from the author's eyes to create a world of rareenchantment. Next, Monroe's brain assembles a plot that moves the charactersfrom one amazing event to another. Then from Monroe's heart comes the passionfor the story, one that is rich with love and depth.” (Jackie K. Cooper, The Huffington Post, on The Summer's End )
"To describe Monroe’s books is like trying to describe the Lowcountry itself. There is warmth and beauty found on every page, and it is simple yet complex in its nature. Storms may rage in the night, but morning always follows." (Myrtle Beach Online on The Summer's End )
"If you are searching for a great beach read—friendship, family, a touch of ecology and romance—well, then, this is the book for you... keep tissues by your side as you read this book." (Joan Leotta on The Summer's End )
"Mary Alice Monroe is an exquisite author who blends the magnificent Lowcountry setting with human emotions...This is a must read for fans of Southern literature." (Ariesgrl Reviews on The Summer's End )
"This is the perfect summertime beach read." (Maurice on Books, on The Summer Wind )
"Pulls at your heartstrings." (Posting for Now on The Summer Wind, 5-star review )
"Written with convincing Southern charm and thoughtfulness, The Summer Wind explores the bonds of sisterhood and the challenges of modern womanhood with warmth and genuine affection." (Amy Garvey, Bookpage.com, on The Summer Wind )
"Monroe’s writing is as lean and elegant as the lovely young women who grace the beach... a cool, refreshing breeze of a read." (Joan Leotta, Recipes for Success, on The Summer Wind )
"Mary Alice Monroe has a way with words when it comes to her characters and her locations. No other author has ever made me want to be sitting on the beach more." (Charming Chelsey's on The Summer Wind )
"Once you get to know the sisters and Mamaw, you’ll want to follow their lives beyond the summer, and the beach." (Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan, The Herald Sun, on The Summer Wind )
"The Summer Wind makes for an excellent beach read this summer." (The Literary Housewife, on The Summer Wind )
"Mary Alice Monroe has taken the rich waters of the
"The Summer Girls is more than just a beautifully written, moving portrayal of three sisters finding themselves and each other after years of separation. It's also an important book that deals head-on with significant issues so skillfully woven into the narrative that I often stopped to consider the import of what I'd just read. If you're a dedicated environmentalist, this book is a must-read. If you're just someone who enjoys a good story, you'll get that, too, and much more." (New York Times bestselling author Cassandra King )
"The Summer Girls conveys sound environmental messages through a captivating story of how the ocean and a charismatic dolphin reunite sisters in the alluring ecological setting of the Lowcountry of South Carolina. The story resonates on a personal level and, moreover, delivers a powerful reminder of the importance of protecting dolphins and the environment in which they live." (Patricia Fair, Director, Marine Mammal Program, NOAA )
“Monroe’s resplendent storytelling shines even brighter . . . [with] startling insights into the intimate connection between nature and the human heart.” (New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry )
“In the bestselling tradition of Kathryn Stockett’s The Help, Mary Alice Monroe skillfully weaves together issues of class, women’s rights, and domestic abuse set in the tumultuous South during the 1970s. . . . Beautifully wrought, and rich with keen insight . . . an unforgettable tale of marriage, resilience, and one woman’s private strength.” (Bookreporter)
“Magical! Mary Alice Monroe's writing is always sensitive and true, and as inspiring as the natural wonder about which she writes. This luminous tale—set in the South Carolina Lowcountry that we both love so deeply—was hard to put down.” (Dorothea Benton Frank )
“Monroe brings authenticity and a sense of wonder to the plight of the endangered sea turtles and their miraculous capacity for survival.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Monroe utilizes her signature combination of informative storytelling wrapped in the relatable sagas of her protagonists.” (Charleston City Paper)
“An exquisite, many-layered novel of an unsolved mystery, an obsession, a reconciliation, and a little romance.... Treats readers to lush descriptions of nature." (Booklist)
"An author of power and depth." (RT Reviews)
"A consummate storyteller." (The Best Reviews)
"A master storyteller." (Southeastern Charm magazine)
"A strong, warm voice that brings the South to life." (Powell's Book Review)
"Mary Alice Monroe has written another novel that is helping to redefine the beauty and magic of the Carolina Lowcountry. Every book she has written has felt like a homecoming to me and...she has succeeded in making the marshes and rivers of the Lowcountry her literary home.... Haunting." (New York Times bestselling author Pat Conroy )
"Monroe makes her characters so believable, the reader can almost hear them breathing." (Booklist)
"Mary Alice Monroe has become one of the premier voices contemporary women's fiction today. Her lyrical, emotional, and gripping stories make for superb reading experiences." (RT Book Reviews)
"A soaring, passionate story of loneliness and pain and the simple ability of love to heal and transcend both. Mary Alice Monroe's voice is as strong and true as the great birds of prey of whom she writes." (Anne Rivers Siddons )
"Mary Alice Monroe writes from her heart to the hearts of her readers." (Charleston Post & Courier)
"Such a wonderful, exciting new read! Very well written and addicting! Looking forward to the next book in the series. Mary Alice--hurry up!" (Books Unlimited )
"Mary Alice writes the most readable books with important environmental story lines, but "The Summer Girls"might be my favorite. It's about family, finding yourself, getting through bad issues that could weigh you down, and enjoying the ride with the warm embrace of family. And there's a wild dolphin who helps heal the pain but finds his own. This book has everything--sense of place, family, strong characters, romance,a love of dolphins and more. This is BETTER than a beach read; this is a great book club book to discuss! Can't wait for the next in the trilogy. thanks, Mary Alice!" (First Reads )
"How wonderful it is to be able to dig into a summer novel and not only get so much pleasure from the awesome story, but to learn, learn, learn...[S]he brings new awareness to those of us who need enlightening." (Maurice on Books )
"[A] beautifully written and thought provoking work of fiction. Mary Alice Monroe once again delivers on her promise to write books that explore the beauty in nature and the complexity of human relationships as she delves into the human psyche." (Linda Hitchcock of Booktrib )
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- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 449 pages
- Publisher : Gallery Books; Reprint Edition (May 3, 2016)
- File Size : 3203 KB
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B010MH1B4O
- Publication Date : May 3, 2016
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #32,452 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Once again we are back on Sullivan's Island SC with the Muir family at Sea Breeze while Harper and Carson plan their weddings. Their planning is helped by Dora, their grandmother and Harper's grandmother from England. If planning two weddings a day apart - one on the beach and one at a plantation - isn't stressful enough, there is a surprise visitor who joins the family and really changes the family dynamics. And of course, there is the beautiful South Carolina low country, the ocean and Delphine, the dolphin from the earlier books. The characters are well done and very real and the scenery makes you feel like you are ready to dip your toes into the ocean.
I love Mary Alice Monroe's book and I really love this series. I'm sad that this is the end of the series and that we won't go back and spend more time with these characters that we've grown to know so well. This is a great series and I highly recommend it!
In A Lowcountry Wedding, the ongoing stories of each character are intertwined with a new, bold complication that adds interest and depth. Monroe continues to draw the reader into the lives of the Muir women through their realistic emotions and believable problems. Now, there are weddings to plan! Harper and Carson are in the throes of preparation. In addition to the usual frivolous decisions of dresses, venues, and cakes, both women struggle with the very real decisions that marriage brings. Dora and Mamaw also work through relationship issues. In the end, all realize that it takes courage to follow your heart and find happiness in life.
Fans of the Summer trilogy will not be disappointed in this book! Just when you think that you have it all figured out, Mary Alice Monroe adds an exciting new twist.
This is the fourth and "last" book in the Lowcountry Summer series by Mary Alice Monroe. Marietta "Mamaw" Muir is watching her "Summer Girls" prepare for marriage. Like every loving grandmother she wants happy and lasting unions for them and she will do everything she can to help them find that path.
From the first book, The Summer Girls, through The Summer's End, I have learned to love Dora, Carson and Harper as if they were my own daughters. Are they perfect? No. Are they real? Yes. That is what I love about all of Monroe's characters and her stories. She makes them real for me. I don't just observe, I care. Through the course of their interwoven stories, her characters grow and learn and become better versions of themselves. And isn't that what we all want? How I love that her books are uplifting. Life is hard enough, without finishing a book and feeling depressed.
Was some of the book predictable? Yes, thank God! But there were twists and turns, and enough of the unexpected, to keep me interested and invested. As in all of Monroe's books, there is a theme of learning and respecting some aspect of nature. In this series, the focus is on dolphins. Delphine, the wild dolphin that Carson loves and mistakenly tames with disastrous results is as much a character in the book as any of the humans.
This book is about family, whether through birth or choice, and how much it takes to make that work. But when we do, what a wonderful support system we have. So come to the lowcountry with the Muir family. You'll be glad you did.
This is my first foray into Mary Alice Monroe's books, but it is my understanding that she incorporates marine wildlife in a many of her novels. This series focuses on dolphins, one in particular, named Delphine. Delphine is introduced in the first book and is an important character in her own right. We get to learn a few things about dolphins along the way.
This is a lovely series, all 4 books. Book 4 gives the series the finale it deserves. Enjoy.