The Summer Wind by Mary Alice Monroe audiobook

The Summer Wind

By Mary Alice Monroe
Read by Mary Alice Monroe

Blackstone Publishing 9781476770024

The Lowcountry Summer Series: Book 2

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The Summer Wind is the second book in Monroe’sLowcountry Summer trilogy, following the New York Times bestseller TheSummer Girls. This seriesis the poignant and heartwarming story of three half-sisters and theirgrandmother, who is determined to help them rediscover their Southern roots andfamily bonds. It’s midsummer, and Eudora, nicknamed Dora, is staying atSea Breeze, the family’s ancestral home on Sullivan’s Island. For years, Dorahas played the role of the perfect wife and mother in a loveless marriage. Nowher husband has filed for divorce, her child is diagnosed with autism, and herhouse is on the market. Dora’s façade collapses under the weight of her grief,and she suffers “broken heart syndrome.” Mamaw and the girls rally aroundDora—but it’s up to Dora to heal herself as she spends the summer prowling thebeach, discovering the secrets of the island and her heart. This is a summer ofdiscovery for all the women of Sea Breeze. Carson returns from Florida to facelife-changing decisions, Lucille confronts a health scare, and an unexpectedvisitor has Harper reconsidering her life’s direction. When tropical storm winds batter the island, the women mustband together and weather the tempest—both the one outside their windows andthe raging sea of emotions within each of them. They must learn again what itmeans to be a sister. It is up to Mamaw to keep the light burning at Sea Breezeto guide the girls through the lies, the threats, and the rocky waters ofindecision to home.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

The Summer Wind is the second book in Monroe’sLowcountry Summer trilogy, following the New York Times bestseller TheSummer Girls. This seriesis the poignant and heartwarming story of three half-sisters and theirgrandmother, who is determined to help them rediscover their Southern roots andfamily bonds.

It’s midsummer, and Eudora, nicknamed Dora, is staying atSea Breeze, the family’s ancestral home on Sullivan’s Island. For years, Dorahas played the role of the perfect wife and mother in a loveless marriage. Nowher husband has filed for divorce, her child is diagnosed with autism, and herhouse is on the market. Dora’s façade collapses under the weight of her grief,and she suffers “broken heart syndrome.” Mamaw and the girls rally aroundDora—but it’s up to Dora to heal herself as she spends the summer prowling thebeach, discovering the secrets of the island and her heart. This is a summer ofdiscovery for all the women of Sea Breeze. Carson returns from Florida to facelife-changing decisions, Lucille confronts a health scare, and an unexpectedvisitor has Harper reconsidering her life’s direction.

When tropical storm winds batter the island, the women mustband together and weather the tempest—both the one outside their windows andthe raging sea of emotions within each of them. They must learn again what itmeans to be a sister. It is up to Mamaw to keep the light burning at Sea Breezeto guide the girls through the lies, the threats, and the rocky waters ofindecision to home.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The second book in Monroe’s Lowcountry Summer trilogy is pleasant and furthers the story line of the sisters…Interesting and well plotted. RT Book Reviews
“Monroe narrates with charm and nuance…Not just for fans of the author or the Lowcountry setting, this program offers multigenerational viewpoints, empowering relationships, and dramatic interplay between humans and the natural world, thus appealing to a wider audience seeking heartwarming women’s stories.” Library Journal (audio review)

Reviews

Reviews

by Odin 10/14/2018
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Wisdom of the matriarch keep the 3 sisters together.

As the 2nd book regarding 3 half-sisters who spend time with their grandmother learning of their roots in the south as well as the wisdom age has given, these remarkable women come to grips with their individual experience with a deeper understanding of who they are, not who other people might want them to be. When a tropical storm bombards the island where they are visiting their grandmother, fate dictates they have no choice but to face up to the tempest outside and the roiling emotions they’ve discovered about themselves that also needs resolve. Another well written part of Miss Monroe’s series, perfectly read by the author.

Author

Author Bio: Mary Alice Monroe

Author Bio: Mary Alice Monroe

Mary Alice Monroe is the author of nearly two dozen novels, several nonfiction titles, and award-winning children’s books. Her body of work reflects her commitment to the natural world through literature. She has served on the faculty of numerous writer’s conferences and retreats and is a featured speaker at events, both literary and conservation. Her books have achieved several bestseller lists, including the New York Times, SIBA, and USA Today, and are sold worldwide. She has been awarded the SC Center for the Book Award for Fiction, the International Book Award for Green Fiction, the Career Achievement Award for mainstream fiction by RT Book Reviews, and the South Carolina Book Festival Literary Excellence Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English