Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe ~ review

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books; Original edition (June 25, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1476709009
  • ISBN-13: 978-1476709000

This book is also available in ebook and audiobook form.

June 25, 2013

Three sisters reunite on Sullivan’s Island off the coast of South Carolina after years of separation in this heartwarming first novel in a new trilogy from a beloved author.Eighty-year-old Marietta Muir is a dowager of Charleston society who has retired to her historic summer home on Sullivan’s Island. At the onset of summer, Marietta, “Mamaw,” seeks to gather her three granddaughters—Carson, Eudora, and Harper—with the intent to reunite them after years apart. Monroe explores the depths and complexities of sisterhood, friendship and the power of forgiveness. The Summer Girls is a perfect beach read and anyone who “enjoys such fine southern voices as Pat Conroy will add the talented Monroe to their list of favorites”

My take on this book:
"The Summer Girls" by Mary Alice Monroe was an interesting read about family dynamics where the family is far from perfect. Ms. Monroe shows us each of the characters flaws, making them seem so much more realistic. Marietta Muir longs to see her three granddaughters reunited Carson,Eudora, and Harper, spent summers with their grandmother as children, and now as their grandmother plans on heading to a retirement home she calls them home with her in the hopes that they can mend fences, and reconnect. While the three siblings share the same father, they each have different mothers, but the one thing that really ties them together is Mawmaw. A story where the family has plenty of secrets that are brought to light, I wondered if Mawmaw would get her wish. Anyone who enjoys family drama/sagas where secrets abound and relationships need to be mended will enjoy this one. 

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

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