The Summer Girls

The Summer Girls

From New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe, the heartwarming first installment in the Lowcountry Summer trilogy, a poignant series following three half-sisters and their grandmother.

Three granddaughters. Three months. One summer house.

In this enchanting trilogy set on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe captures the complex relationships between Dora, Carson, and Harper, three half-sisters scattered across the country—and a grandmother determined to help them rediscover their family bonds.

For years, Carson Muir has drifted, never really settling, certain only that a life without the ocean is a life half lived. Adrift and penniless in California, Carson is the first to return to Sea Breeze, wondering where things went wrong…until the sea she loves brings her a minor miracle. Her astonishing bond with a dolphin helps Carson renew her relationships with her sisters and face the haunting memories of her ill-fated father. As the rhythms of the island open her heart, Carson begins to imagine the next steps toward her future.

In this heartwarming novel, three sisters discover the true treasures Sea Breeze offers as surprising truths are revealed, mistakes forgiven, and precious connections made that will endure long beyond one summer.

Title:The Summer Girls
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781476709000
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    The Summer Girls Reviews

  • Diane

    I read The Summer Girls this week and at the end of the book, I wanted to know more! I had been looking forward to reading the most recent book by Mary Alice Monroe and this one did not disappoint. As...

  • Margitte

    Three young ladies, Dora, Carson, and Harper, are invited to stay with their grandmother for three months in her old mansions on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. There are secrets to deal with, seri...

  • Lisa

    This is where a 1/2 star would come in handy. The Summer Girls is a thoroughly entertaining story set on one of my favorite places in all the world, Sullivan's Island, SC. It is the island of my child...

  • Connie

    Monroe captures the feel of family ties so well in this story. The setting of course is beautiful, and I was transported to Sullivan Island. I loved the character Marietta "Mamaw" and her wish to bri...

  • Julie

    The Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe is a 2013 Gallery Books publication. I was provided a copy of this book as an XOXOpert, the official street team of XOXO After Dark. It's almost officially summer...

  • Maggie61

    I was really looking forward to this book and I really wanted to like it but I really just didn't. I love books about women and summer and some secrets thrown in. But I Gotta admit, I was really bored...

  • Melodie

    The Summer Girls are Dora,Carson and Harper. Sisters, they share a father,now deceased, all have different mothers. Their individual upbringings as different as night and day. The one person beside t...

  • Cara

    Good beach read, but a bit disappointing. Based on the synopsis, I was expecting this to be one of those books where several women go to the beach together and end up having a lot of interesting inter...

  • Cassandra King

    full disclose: i read an advance copy of this book when the author, whose work i've enjoyed in the past, asked me for an endorsement, so my review might appear to be influenced by that. however, i onl...

  • Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo

    Marietta "Mamaw" has invited her three grown granddaughters back to their summer home - Sea Breeze - on Sullivan's Island. She's fixing to celebrate her eightieth birthday and wants Dora, Carson, and ...