Friday, July 26, 2013

Visit with Mary Alice Monroe at Foxtale Book Shoppe

Last Tuesday on July 16th was a beautiful evening to head to Woodstock and visit Foxtale Book Shoppe and Mary Alice Monroe.   There are always great events at this

Now onto the true for The Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe.  The decision to write it came from finding her next species of animal.  The chosen animal is Bottle nose Dolphins.  Mrs. Monroe researched Dolphins and how they interact and how the community works.   She did this by participating making ids dolphins in the waters surrounding Charleston South Carolina.   The themes that are discussed in the novel are community bonds, communication, and capriceness.   Then brought it to us in this wonderful novel!  I am looking forward to reading it soon.
The Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe: 

Three 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 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’s been years since they’ve 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 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.

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