[ Pdf The Summer Girls â novels PDF ] by Mary Alice Monroe ✓ 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 Harper to be there She s also hoping that the half sisters will stay the summer before Sea Breeze is sold and reunite as sisters, rather than the strangers they ve become to each other.
Carson Muir, the middle sister, arrives first She s unemployed, broke, and homeless Mamaw s invitation is a godsend to her.
Dora, the eldest sister, arrives next with Nate Her nine year old son has Autism and she is reading her own home to sell She s about to divorce, and she s kept these tidbits from her sisters.
Harper, the baby, arrives last despite her mother s protests Her high powered and wealthy James family have never liked her Southern relations and have disc 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 I did wake up a little with the scene with Delphine and the fishing wire and that was such an upsetting part of the book but for the rest of it, I just couldn t get into it.
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 GrandmotherThree 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 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 bring her Summer Girls together again, and make them realize how important family is.
that they are always there, love them or not, you can t get rid of them They often know all your secrets and failures.
and can usually see what you try to hide from others As different as you may be, there is always a tie that binds I loved that Monroe writes about strong women, though I would have liked to feel that I came to know Dora and Harper as well as CarsonI felt this was Carson s story, not their story This is my first Monroe book, and it won t be my last The perfect summer 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 their father that they share is their grandmother Marietta Muir known affectionately as Mamaw Mamaw has drawn her summer girls back to her idyllic South Carolina home, Sea Breeze, for what she believes might be her last summer with them As adults they each have gone their own way, drifting ever farther apart Despite the fact they all show up, the reunion does not go smoothly Each young woman carries heavy emotional baggage.
Is a reconciliation possible The author has done a terrific job in developing her characters and family structure There were no easy answers, relationships faltered and problems were dealt with realistically The grandmother whi 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 and many of us are ready for vacations, trips to the beach, and soaking up some rays by the pool I admit there are books I go for in the summer months because I m justin the mood for them The Summer Girls with it s apt title is a perfect summertime beach read I can envision the South Carolina summer beach home Mamaw named Sea Breeze and imagine sitting outside with a big glass of iced tea or lemonade listening to the waves, enjoying the refreshing breeze, and smelling the salty sea air Sounds like perfection But, as we will see, life is not always as picturesque as the scenery, when Mamaw writes each of her three granddaughters explaining she is thinking 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 interactions where you really get to see their different personalities Instead, this book focuses mainly on one of the three sisters Carson The others are secondary characters If I had realized this was part of a trilogy at the outset, I might have had different expectations Presumably the other sisters get to be the focus of the other books Still, I d rather have all three of them be interesting and important.
Honestly, I wasn t particularly fond of most of the characters in the book They all start out as giant babies, each wanting her own way Tiresome There is some personal dev
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 only endorse books i really like, and this was no exception it s such an intriguing concept, three sisters who don t know each other same father, three different mothers, and raised in different parts of the country that i would ve been hooked even if it hadn t been about dolphins, a special interest of mine my biggest disappointment with this book was the ending i d forgotten it was the first of a trilogy until i got to the end now i m anxiously awaiting the next installment.
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, serious issues to address, and forgiveness to happen One father, three mothers, and three immensely different daughters growing up separately One eighty year old grandmother to make it all right and pay for her own sins One lost little boy And then there is the bonding as a possibility before Mamaw passes away She has to try.
Although this is the first book in a series, with a cliffhanger ending, I have read it as a stand alone and won t pursue the others Not that it was badly written at all, au contraire I simply loved the ending as is stands It makes itreal.
The chic lit element in the book Boy meets girl, boy is hero, girl is foolish in her conduct, the sparks flyandwhoopst