The Summer’s End by Mary Alice Monroe #XOXperts



In the powerful and heartwarming conclusion to her bestselling Lowcountry Summer trilogy, New York Times 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, arrived at Sea Breeze intending to stay only a weekend, but a rift with her wealthy, influential mother left 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 discovered her talents and independent spirit.

But summer is ending, and the fate of Sea Breeze hinges on Harper’s courage to decide the course of her own life. To do so she must release her insecurities and recognize her newfound strengths. She 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.

The third book in Mary Alice Monroe’s trilogy that brims with “stories that touch the mind and heart of her readers” (Huffington Post), The Summer’s End follows three half sisters bound by love for their grandmother and the timeless beauty and traditions of the lowcountry.


I fell in love with this series on the first book, The Summer Girls.  When I started this novel, I felt like I was reuniting with old friends. 

 Harper, Carson and Dora are three half-sisters who experience many life changing issues and continue to grow in strength.  Relying on the love of family, these three overcome many obstacles.  

I love how Mary Alice Monroe keeps her characters so genuine. The sisters fight and get on each other’s nerves,  just like all families!  Then, they make up and build on the strength of each other to survive.

The setting is another favorite. I can just smell the marshes and the sea. I can picture the wildlife and feel the sun! I am visiting this place SOON!!

If you are looking for the perfect beach read, this is it!!  Excellent characters and the low country setting make it a great summer read! 

I received this novel from the author for an honest review.   

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About fredreeca

I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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2 Responses to The Summer’s End by Mary Alice Monroe #XOXperts

  1. macjam47 says:

    I love reading any book about the Charleston SC and/or the surrounding area. I’ve been to Sullivan’s Island many times. This is a need-to-read for me.

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