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The Summer Girls

Cover: 'The Summer Girls'

Staff Review: "The Summer Girls" by Mary Alice Monroe


What a satisfying summer read! This is the first book in a trilogy that follows the lives of three half-sisters and their grandmother, who lives in the coastal South Carolina island, Sullivan Island. All of the girls have been drawn back to their grandmother's house for the summer after long periods of time living their separate lives. The girls come together and need to learn how to love one another again. The coastal location of the book plays a role in all of their lives as they re-connect to a long forgotten love of the place. This has all of the beach you could want, so much so that a dolphin plays a major role in the plotline. The author even goes so far as to adding facts about dolphins at the end of the book! The story of the sisters really draws the reader in and makes you want to read the next book to see how each of their lives unfold. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!

Audience: adults | Genre: fiction

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