Mary Alice  Monroe

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Genre(s) Contemporary Women's Fiction

Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty novels and children’s books. She explores the parallels between nature and human nature. Her new novel is the final book in a trilogy set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina: The Summer Girls, The Summer Wind, and in May 2015 The Summer’s End.  Mary Alice has received numerous awards, including the 2008 SC Center for the Book Award for Writing, the 2014 SC Book Festival Award for Excellence in Writing, the 2015 SW Florida Book Festival Distinguished Author Award, The RT Lifetime Achievement Award, and the International Book Award for Green Fiction.

Book Title: The Summer's End

Rooted in the charming seaside town of Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, summer is ending and Mamaw’s beloved family estate, Sea Breeze, must be sold. It’s an emotional season as Mamaw and the three half-sisters each face loss and struggle to find a fresh start in life. Harper, the youngest sister, who lived under the narcissistic abuse of her wealthy and influential mother, has no home or career after breaking free of her mother’s tyranny. With summer’s end fast approaching, Harper must find the courage to release her insecurities, recognize her strengths and accept love fully to save her family and her future.