Summer's End
Mary Alice Monroe

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Narrated By: Mary Alice Monroe

Duration: 12 hours and 12 minutes

What to expect

In the powerful and heartwarming conclusion to her bestselling Lowcountry Summer trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe brings her readers back to the charm and sultry beauty of Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, to reveal how the pull of family bonds and true love is as strong and steady as the tides.

It is summer’s end, and Sea Breeze, the family’s beloved estate on Sullivan’s Island, must be sold. It is an emotional time of transition as Mamaw and the three sisters each must face loss and find a new place in the world.

Harper, the youngest sister, arrives at Sea Breeze intending to stay only a weekend. But a rift with her wealthy, influential mother leaves her without direction or a home. During this remarkable summer, free from her mother’s tyranny and with the help of her half-sisters, Harper discovers her talents and independent spirit. But summer is ending, and the fate of Sea Breeze hinges on her courage to decide the course of her own life. To do so she must release her insecurities and recognize her newfound strengths. Harper must accept love fully into her life—the love of Mamaw, Carson, and Dora, the love of Sea Breeze and the lowcountry, and most of all, the love of a wounded warrior who has claimed her heart.

Genre

Fiction: general and literary, Family life fiction

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“It is hard to describe the beauty of Monroe’s work. The words on the pages flow from the author’s eyes to create a world of rare enchantment. Next, Monroe’s brain assembles a plot that moves the characters from one amazing event to another. Then from Monroe’s heart comes the passion for the story, one that is rich with love and depth.”

Huffington Post

“Readers who enjoy Monroe’s blend of fiction that weaves family drama by the seaside and environmental issues will want to pick up a copy.”

Chicago Tribune

“Within the beautiful setting of the South Carolina lowcountry, Monroe continues the journeys of three half-sisters whose lives are coming full circle, specifically the youngest sister, Harper. Monroe’s beautiful, lyrical storytelling is magic and will touch the hearts of readers with its blend of nostalgia, warmth, and poignancy. With a well-crafted plot infused with the beauty of nature, this story is a splendid read.”