The Summer Girls

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The Summer Girls

By Mary Alice Monroe

Gallery Books, Paperback, 9781476709000, 387pp.

Publication Date: June 25, 2013

From "New York Times "bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe, the heartwarming first installment in the Lowcountry Summer trilogy, a poignant series following three half-sisters and their grandmother.
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 Dora, Carson, and Harper, three half-sisters scattered across the country and a grandmother determined to help them rediscover their family bonds.
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.

About the Author
Mary Alice Monroe is the"New York Times"bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including"The Summer Girls", "The Summer Wind", "The Summer s End, " "Last Light Over Carolina", "Time Is a River", "Sweetgrass", "Skyward", "The Beach House"", Beach House Memories, Swimming Lessons, The Four Seasons", and"The Book Club". Her books have received numerous awards, including the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing, the 2014 South Carolina Award for Literary Excellence, the 2015 SW Florida Author of Distinction Award, the RT Lifetime Achievement Award, and the International Book Award for Green Fiction. An active conservationist, she lives in the lowcountry of South Carolina. Visit her at and at