Review: The Summer Wind by Mary Alice Monroe

Simon & Schuster, 2014

Description (from the author’s website)


The Summer Wind is the second book in Monroe’s Lowcountry Summer series, following the New York Times bestselling The Summer Girls. This series is a poignant and heartwarming story of three half-sisters and their grandmother who is determined to help them rediscover their southern roots and family bonds. In book two, Dora’s facade collapses and she suffers “broken heart” syndrome. Carson returns from Florida to face life changing decisions, Lucille confronts a health scare, and an unexpected visitor has Harper reconsidering her life’s direction.

My Review (5 Stars: Loved it!)

The second book in The Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, The Summer Wind  by Mary Alice Monroe, pulls at your heartstrings even more than the first.  While the focus is more on Dora, we become closer to the other sisters, Carson and Harper, as well.

Dora has “let herself go” over the last ten years of her marriage, has a young son with autism, and is going through a divorce.  With the help of her sisters, Mamaw and Lucille she is getting stronger, gaining self-confidence, exercising and having some fun.

Carson’s story, from the fist book, The Summer Girls, is carried on. Dora’s son, Nate, and Carson travel to Florida to visit the dolphin, Delphine.  Also Nate enters a special program where he works with dolphins and learns more about them.While this is an uplifting story, there are some tough challenges and sad events that brought tears to my eyes.

If you haven’t already read it, I highly recommend reading The Summer Girls first and then The Summer Wind.  I loved both of these books and can hardly wait to read the final one of The Lowcountry Summer Trilogy.


Click here to read my review of the first book: The Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe

Disclosure of Material Connection

I received this book (ARC), The Summer Wind (Lowcountry Summer) by Mary Alice Monroe, free from the publisher, Simon & Schuster via NetGalley.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


  1. This is definitely a book I want to read, but will read the first one to start with. I like books that pull on the emotions and present the characters with tough challenges. Will look forward to them.


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