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Great beach read!
Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2015
The final installment of the "Summer" trilogy does not disappoint in any way! Just like an old friendship, the story picks up where we left off and the reader is laughing, crying, and rooting for these women like no time has passed at all. This book focuses on Harper, the youngest of the three sisters. She is trying to find her path in life but first she must break free from her controlling mother. As she sets out to follow her secret dream of becoming a writer, Taylor McClellan enters the picture. A handsome war vet, Taylor is facing problems of his own but he helps Harper see things in a new, clear way. Can their love overcome the obstacles in their path?
Interwoven in Harper's story are the continuing stories of her sisters, Dora and Carson, and their beloved Mamaw. As the last days of summer wind down, Dora is becoming a strong, independent single mom who is finding new love with an old flame. Carson continues to struggle with her demons and her life moves back and forth like the waves on the shore. Mamaw grieves the death of Lucille, her friend of many years but wisely understands the passage of life. As she watches her summer girls continue to grow and change, she finds unexpected happiness right next door! The summer is ending but a new chapter is beginning for these vibrant women. Will each of them be strong enough to embrace what lies ahead?
Mary Alice Monroe's characters step out of the pages and into your heart. The writing is so realistic, it's easy to believe that these sisters are truly sitting on the porch at Sea Breeze, loving, laughing and living each day. Although this is the end of the trilogy, I am hopeful that that the Summer Girls' story is still being written and we will meet these characters again to fall into that same comfortable friendship.