(This title will be released May 19, 2015)
My Review (5 Stars: Loved it!)
The family home, Sea Breeze, located in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, is too much for the girls’ grandmother, Mamaw, to handle. Mamaw decides to bring her granddaughters together for one final summer before she sells Sea Breeze and moves into an adult home. The girls had not spent a summer together since they were children. Each of the them, while different, have uncertain futures. Over the course of the summer, they each come to terms with finding their way forward.
Carson, Mamaw’s favorite, struggles with alcohol and commitment issues. Dora, the eldest, is going through a divorce. She has
an eight a nine-year old son with autism Asperger’s syndrome and struggles to have some fun and independence. Harper is the wealthiest of the three. Her mother is a controlling “narcissist” (Wikipedia). Harper spends the summer contemplating her future and working secretly on her first novel.
Monroe’s trilogy is robust in it’s description of the Lowcountry. She brings this story to a satisfying, romantic, conclusion.
Each novel is heartwarming and sensitive. I highly recommend reading each book in order. Below are links to my reviews of the first two books. All three novels are light reads, but pack an emotional punch.
The dawn of another summer day. Mamaw tightened the soft cashmere throw around her thin shoulders. Slivers of light pierced the velvety blackness over the Cove, and pewtercolored shadows danced on the spiky marsh grass like ethereal ghosts.
Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received this book, The Summer’s End (Lowcountry Summer) by Mary Alice Monroe, free from the publisher, Gallery Books An Imprint of Simon & Schuster, via NetGalley. I was not required to write apositive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.