Mary Alice Monroe has the uncanny knack for weaving a compelling story and interesting characters into the framework of the Lowcountry’s natural habitat. This time her creation is the first book in a summertime trilogy, chronicling the story of three sisters who reunite at their grandmother’s house on Sullivan’s Island.
Add “The Summer Girls” to your beach bag and enjoy a page-turning story perfect for a relaxing afternoon at the beach or in the hammock. Eighty-year-old “Mamaw” gathers her three granddaughters at her historic beach house under the guise of celebrating her 80th birthday, but with a true intent to heal childhood wounds and draw the three grown women back together.
The book has just the right amount of family drama and colorful characters with a splash of romance. And while the human characters are key to the plot, so is a friendly dolphin that educates readers about these often human-like creatures and their habitat on the Charleston shoreline.
Visitors will appreciate the personalized tour of Sullivan’s Island, a quiet beach community frequented by Charleston area locals. From Dunleavy’s Pub to Home Team BBQ, visitors can find the best local spots for a cold beer or a barbecue sandwich.
Check out maryaliceomonroe.com for details on winning a Lowcountry getaway and where to see Mary Alice Monroe on her book tour.
“The Summer Girls,” published by Gallery Books, is available June 25.
We’ll be giving away copies of “The Summer Girls” on our Facebook page this summer. Make sure you LIKE us on Facebook so you don’t miss a chance to win!