The Summer’s End, Mary Alice Monroe
In the powerful and heartwarming conclusion to her bestselling Lowcountry Summer trilogy, New York Times author Mary Alice Monroe brings her readers back to the charm and sultry beauty of Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, to reveal how the pull of family bonds and true love is as strong and steady as the tides.
This novel, part three of the Lowcounty Summer series, features strong environmental themes. According to Moultrie News:
This comes on the heels of the five-year anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an environmental disaster that continues to impact coastal landscape and wildlife, including dolphins.
Monroe’s impetus for writing an entire series inspired by the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin was learning that 49 percent of resident dolphins in South Carolina are deemed “not healthy” by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association (NOAA).
Click here for the other books in the Lowcounty Summer series:
- Part 1: The Summer Girls
- Part 2: The Summer Wind
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Author(s): Publisher: Gallery Books
In the powerful and heartwarming conclusion to her bestselling Lowcountry Summer trilogy, "New York Times" bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe brings her readers back to the charm and sultry beauty of Sullivan s Island, South Carolina, to reveal how the pull of family bonds and true love is as strong and steady as the tides.
It is summer s end, and Sea Breeze, the family s beloved estate on Sullivan s Island, must be sold. It is an emotional time of transition as Mamaw and the three sisters each must face loss and find a new place in the world.
Harper, the youngest sister, arrives at Sea Breeze intending to stay only a weekend. But a rift with her wealthy, influential mother leaves her without direction or a home. During this remarkable summer, free from her mother s tyranny and with the help of her half-sisters, Harper discovers her talents and independent spirit. But summer is ending, and the fate of Sea Breeze hinges on her courage to decide the course of her own life. To do so she must release her insecurities and recognize her newfound strengths. Harper must accept love fully into her life the love of Mamaw, Carson, and Dora, the love of Sea Breeze and the lowcountry, and most of all, the love of a wounded warrior who has claimed her heart."