The Summer Girls

The Summer Girls

Book - 2013
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Three granddaughters. Three months. One summer house. In this trilogy set on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, the author captures the complex relationships between three half sisters scattered across the country, and a grandmother determined to help them rediscover their family bonds. Set amid ancient live oaks and palmettos, overlooking the water, historic Sea Breeze is Marietta Muir's ancestral summer home. Her granddaughters once adored vacations there, but it has been years since they have visited. Mamaw fears once she is gone, the family bonds will fray. The Muir family is one of Charleston's oldest and the blood of their pirate captain ancestor runs strong, so Marietta drops a subtle promise of loot, pearl necklaces, priceless antique furniture, even the house, to lure her "summer girls" back to the lowcountry. 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 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.
Publisher: New York :, Gallery Books,, 2013
Edition: First Gallery Books trade paperback edition
ISBN: 9781476709000
1476709009
Branch Call Number: FICTION Monroe 2013
Characteristics: 387 pages ; 22 cm

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meganmuggins
Aug 24, 2016

I read this book two summers ago. When the author had finished all three - I re-read this book and then the other two. It helped going back and refreshing myself with the characters. I always have enjoyed the way that Mary Alice Monroe writes.

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pktab
Jul 15, 2015

I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the rest of the trilogy,

booklady413 Jun 09, 2015

Excellent summer read!

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CeeWags
Aug 25, 2014

I wish I would have read it first. All three half-sisters have secrets that come to the surface. Each half sister is dealing with her own "demons" and Mamaw and Lucille bring them together for one last summer in hopes they will learn to lean on eachother for the support they need. It sets you up for the second book. The third book has yet to come.

mrsgail5756 Sep 30, 2013

As usual a good book from Mary ALice Monroe.

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Sansha
Sep 29, 2013

I was disappointed in this book. I kept reading to see whether it was leading somewhere, but no. It didn't seem to set the story up and really delve into the characters especially the father to the three step-sisters.

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