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The Summer Wind

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  • Posted May 10, 2014

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    A Must Read Low Country Series of healing and family

    A special thanks to Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

    THE SUMMER WIND is beautifully written and captivating, Mary Alice Monroe’s best work thus far----a powerful trilogy, of three grown step-sisters, from different walks of life, a loving sixth-generation, southern Charlestonian grandmother, a wise and loyal housekeeper, and a charismatic dolphin who touches the lives of a troubled boy and his aunt. As guilt and healing are constant themes of the poignant book, these experiences are apparent in each of the character’s lives, as well as a courageous Dolphin.

    Being a fan of Mary Alice Monroe for a number of years, she is a master at skillfully weaving into her narrative, significant environmental topics, blending them into the lives of her flawed characters---as they mature, learn, and find healing from life’s lessons and experiences.

    Monroe’s theme of humans and animals--sharing a connection, is evident throughout THE SUMMER WIND--with Nate, Carlson, Delphine; Cara/Sea Turtles, and Taylor/Jax/Thor. Monroe’s books demonstrate a powerful reminder of the importance of protecting animals, and the environment in which they live. Each one being unique--speaking to readers’ hearts, with richly developed characters, you will not soon forget, even after the story ends.

    I loved THE SUMMER GIRLS (#1) in the Lowcountry Trilogy, and was delighted to attain an advanced reading copy of THE SUMMER WIND (#2), to catch up with these lovable characters: Delphine (Dolphin), Nate, Carson, Dora, Harper, Lucille, and MaMaw.

    As a rough island storm brews and a health crisis threatens a beloved member of the family, the summer girls’ bond is strengthened, just as Mamaw had planned, for a poignant summer on Sullivan Island.

    Fans of southern writers: Wendy Wax, Karen White, Dorthea Benton Frank, and Mary Kay Andrews will appreciate THE SUMMER WINDS—all with their own unique style with a common love of the south.

    The theme of healing is dominant throughout the book, as Dora heals from her heart condition, and her miserable and unhappy life, while the dolphin Delphine heals from her injuries. There are many parallels of letting go of the past and moving on to new experiences. Guilt also plays a huge role, as each character is suffering from some sort of guilt, whether it be the accident involving Delphine, the care of a specially challenged child, past family history, or a bad marriage, and how each one of them learns to accept.

    Each of the girls, plus Nate mature with transformations from the last book, which will forever change the course of their lives. It is difficult to say which girl changed the most, possibly Dora, as her unhappiness was more apparent and the transformation was physical, as well as psychological.

    Would highly recommend reading THE SUMMER GIRLS, prior to reading THE SUMMER WINDS (both winners), in order to really get to know the characters and the background.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2014

    This is a captivating journey Mary Alice Monroe takes you on wit

    This is a captivating journey Mary Alice Monroe takes you on with Mamaw and her girls located in not only beautiful, but charismatic setting of Sea Breeze located on Sullivan's Island in South Carolina. This is a journey you will not soon forget! Mamaw is heart teaching her granddaughters Dora, Carson and Harper a lifetime of her life's lessons, including the many journey's of love over one last summer season at Sea Breeze. Do yourself a favor and get comfortable in your favorite reading chair with a glass of sweet tea and sit back and savor this journey and lessons that author Mary Alice Monroe is about to take you on and enjoy! This is not only one the finest books and series I have ever read, but the most memorable!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2014

    Isilee

    OHHHH I'M ST<_>UPID.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2014

    Highly recommended

    I love Mary Alice Monroe books and this one is no exception. this is the second book in a series of three about three sisters on Sullivan's Island. They have their problems and they work them out. I love the girls, their grandma, and the South Carolina ambiance. I can't wait for the 3rd book next year!

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  • Posted August 1, 2014

    Highly recommend.

    Mary Alice Monroe is one of my favorite writers and this book was up to her usual high standards. I read her books slowly, so I can savor every word. I enjoy her books like a delicious desert or a fine wine. I fall in love with her characters and hold them in my heart long after I've read her books. Bravo Ms. Monroe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    Crush...

    Tastes bad. I prefer Fanta.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    Shane

    Sutton

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    Marycol

    ?...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    Calli

    -.-

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    Meme.crush

    Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    Is it realy that hard c'mon seriously

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    SETHS CRUSH IS...

    MYSELF IDIOTS WHO ELSE???????

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    MY CRUSH IS?

    Jack

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    Jack

    Fruit. Specifically watermelon.

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  • Posted July 25, 2014

    A must summer read

    Mary Alice Monroe has done it again. She has written aother book that not only holds your interest, but also, has you wanting more. That is why I am so anxiously awaiting her next book of this fantastic trilogy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    Good summer beach read

    Great story with well developed characters. Loojing forward to the next installment.

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  • Posted July 15, 2014

    This is a book about healing from life. With life┬┐s ups and down

    This is a book about healing from life. With life’s ups and downs and hard knocks, sometimes you just need a good story about human strength. This is a wonderful novel about the strength of family and friends. This is the second book in The Lowcountry Summer Trilogy. I have not read the first book. I will go back and pick it up because I really loved the characters, the setting and the knowledge in this book.
    Each character has different challenges in life. Each one reacts differently to each challenge. But all are brought together and made stronger by each other.
    I loved the descriptions of the Low Country. I could almost smell the marsh and feel the sand between my toes. I hope to plan a trip soon!
    Mary Alice Monroe also did an excellent job researching about dolphins and the Dolphin Research Center. It was an added plus to the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    &omega&epsilon<_>lc<_>&sigma<_>m<_>&epsilon t<_>&sigma &omega&iota&eta&delta<_>cl<_>&alpha&eta

    Welcome to WindClan. Wide open medows and vast blue skys seeming to stretch far beyond the horizon. The swiftest and the most alert of the cats. Wel of course, you must be to be able to defend your open territory. WindClab us also the most loyal and the smartest. If WindClan is for you...<p>


    Rules<br>
    Remember the goal. To be as realistic as possible, even with little things. Check the weather that will be posted at Head Quarters ['a' all results, subject to change if nessesary] DAILY. The weather could change from snow to sun in a matter of days, could it not? If you are the only one still shivering from the blizzard in your den, but the snow storm is gone and cats are playing in the snow and having fun... how embarresed would you feel? Remember also to check disease information at HQ as well. For the leaders, please post any cerimonies you might have the the designated High Rock, or Ledge, or Log, depending on preferance, at head quarters. Gatherings will be held regularly, and so will med cat meetings. And, also the simple rules. No goddmodding, mating in public, going onto other clan's territory with out permission, and also, follow the warrior's code. Thanks!<p>


    Times of the day-<p>



    [All of these are in EASTERN time. Feel free to *please* translate it to your time zone.]<p>


    8:00 pm- Sun Rise<br>
    8:30 pm- Mid Morning<br>
    9:00 pm- Sun High<br>
    9:10 pm- This is the time right after sun high, when the day is hottest. This is the sharing of the tounges, where cats groom each other and tell about the news of the day.<br>
    9:30 pm- Mid Day<br>
    10:00 pm- Sun Set<br>
    11:00 pm- Dusk<br>
    11:30 pm [if you stat up this late]- Twilight<br>
    12:00 am- Midnight<p>


    If you do not follow these rules...<br>
    The 1st time- if you are a kit, you will answer to your mother! If you are an apprentace, your mentor will scold you. if you are a warrior, the leader wil give you a talking to and a small pusishment.<br>
    The 2nd Time- If you are a kit, you will be given a punishment from your mother, if you are an apprentace or a warrior, a punishment from he leader.<br>
    The 3rd time- If you are a kit, you will stay in the nursery for two days, with out coming out, warrior or apprentace, you will not be abe to come to camp for three days.

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  • Posted June 27, 2014

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    A Powerful Trilogy, Beautifully Written!

    A special thanks to Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

    THE SUMMER WIND is beautifully written and captivating, Mary Alice Monroe’s best work thus far----a powerful trilogy, of three grown step-sisters, from different walks of life, a loving sixth-generation, southern Charlestonian grandmother, a wise and loyal housekeeper, and a charismatic dolphin who touches the lives of a troubled boy and his aunt.

    As guilt and healing are constant themes of the poignant book, these experiences are apparent in each of the character’s lives, as well as a courageous Dolphin.

    Being a fan of Mary Alice Monroe for a number of years, she is a master at skillfully weaving into her narrative, significant environmental topics, blending them into the lives of her flawed characters---as they mature, learn, and find healing from life’s lessons and experiences.

    Monroe’s theme of humans and animals--sharing a connection, is evident throughout THE SUMMER WIND--with Nate, Carlson, Delphine; Cara/Sea Turtles, and Taylor/Jax/Thor. Monroe’s books demonstrate a powerful reminder of the importance of protecting animals, and the environment in which they live. Each one being unique--speaking to readers’ hearts, with richly developed characters, you will not soon forget, even after the story ends.

    I loved THE SUMMER GIRLS (#1) in the Lowcountry Trilogy, and was delighted to attain an advanced reading copy of THE SUMMER WIND (#2), to catch up with these lovable characters: Delphine (Dolphin), Nate, Carson, Dora, Harper, Lucille, and MaMaw.

    As these three half-sisters reunite in this alluring ecological setting of the Lowcountry of SC, at the historical Sea Breeze home, with stunning views and tranquil waters, filled with summer memories with their wise grandmother Mamaw and side kick, Lucille, (African American housekeeper, which is at the center of the fun); her utmost desire, is for her three granddaughters to rediscover their southern roots, family bonds, and connect with one another, even through life storms. Each have a common link, an alcoholic father, Parker, now deceased (MaMaw’s son, a “want to be author” who named each daughter after a famous author)—all with different mothers.

    To pick up from Book One, MaMaw (Marietta) celebrated her eightieth birthday, alluring the girls home before putting the home on the market, in order to plan to go into an assisted living facility. She threatened to cut them of the will if they did not spend the entire summer with her. (of course, her motives--not all selfish, as each of the girls needed a kick in the butt and some good LowCountry healing).

    The theme of healing is dominant throughout the book, as Dora heals from her heart condition, and her miserable and unhappy life, while the dolphin Delphine heals from her injuries. There are many parallels of letting go of the past and moving on to new experiences. Guilt also plays a huge role, as each character is suffering from some sort of guilt, whether it be the accident involving Delphine, the care of a specially challenged child, past family history, or a bad marriage, and how each one of them learns to accept.

    Each of the girls, plus Nate mature with transformations from the last book, which will forever change the course of their lives.

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