The Summer Guests

The Summer Guests From the New York Times bestselling author of the Beach House series comes a heartwarming and evocative novel about the bonds and new beginnings that are born from natural disasters and how ev
  • Title: The Summer Guests
  • Author: Mary Alice Monroe
  • ISBN: 1501193627
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Summer Guests
    From the New York Times bestselling author of the Beach House series comes a heartwarming and evocative novel about the bonds and new beginnings that are born from natural disasters and how, even during the worst of circumstances or perhaps because of them we discover what is most important in life Late August is a beautiful time on the Southern coast the peach trees are From the New York Times bestselling author of the Beach House series comes a heartwarming and evocative novel about the bonds and new beginnings that are born from natural disasters and how, even during the worst of circumstances or perhaps because of them we discover what is most important in life Late August is a beautiful time on the Southern coast the peach trees are ripe, the ocean is warm, and the sweet tea is icy A perfect time to enjoy the rocking chairs on the porch But beneath the calm surface bubbles a threat it s also peak hurricane season When a hurricane threatens the coasts of Florida and South Carolina, an eclectic group of evacuees flees for the farm of their friends Grace and Charles Phillips in North Carolina the Phillips s daughter Moira and her rescue dogs, famed equestrian Javier Angel de la Cruz, makeup artist Hannah McLain, horse breeder Gerda Klug and her daughter Elise, and island resident Cara Rutledge They bring with them only the few treasured possessions they can fit in their vehicles Strangers to all but the Phillips, they must ride out the storm together During the course of one of the most challenging weeks of their lives, relationships are put to the test as the evacuees are forced to confront the unresolved issues they have with themselves and with each other But as the storm passes, they realize that what really matters isn t what they brought with them
    The Summer Guests By Mary Alice Monroe,

    The Summer Guests Mary Alice Monroe The Summer Guests is a beautifully woven tale of identity, self discovery and the relationships that make us who we are With its strong emphasis on sport and identity, and the ties between horses and riders, Monroe s latest novel is a must read for any animal lovers. The Summer Guests Monroe, Mary Alice, Bellissimo The Summer Guests is the story of mothers and daughters, a love story or two, and the mystical connection that happens between a rider and a horse , Belle Magazine A whirlwind of fascinating personal storylines propels soul searching, forgiveness, and second chances , The Summer Guests by Mary Alice Monroe The Summer Guests by Mary Alice Monroe is a Gallery Books publication The Beach House series has been a favorite summer treat of mine for years Unfortunately, last summer, I couldn t manage to squeeze this book into my schedule, despite my very best intentions. The Summer Guests Book by Mary Alice Monroe, Katherine With Mary Alice Monroe s usual resplendent storytelling Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author , The Summer Guests is a poignant and compelling story of self discovery, love, and redemption Topics Questions for Discussion Each chapter opens with a location, a time stamp, and a weather update. The Summer Guests by Mary Alice Monroe, Paperback Barnes Mar , With Mary Alice Monroe s usual resplendent storytelling Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author , The Summer Guests is a poignant and compelling story of self discovery, love, and redemption Topics Questions for Discussion Each chapter opens with a location, a time stamp, and a weather update. The Summer Guests Book The Indianapolis Public Library Mar , The Summer Guests Book Monroe, Mary Alice Baker TaylorTaking refuge on a friend s farm when a hurricane threatens the Southern coast, an eclectic group of evacuees confronts unresolved issues in the face of excruciating losses, discovering new priorities along the way.

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  • Mary Alice Monroe

    Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of 22 novels and two children s picture books Mary Alice writes richly textured stories that delve into the complexities of interpersonal relationships and the parallels between the land and life Monroe s novels are published worldwide Monroe has achieved many lists, including the New York Times, USA Today and SIBA and starred reviews Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of 22 novels and two children s picture books Mary Alice writes richly textured stories that delve into the complexities of interpersonal relationships and the parallels between the land and life Monroe s novels are published worldwide Monroe has achieved many lists, including the New York Times, USA Today and SIBA and starred reviews She has received numerous awards, including several Readers Choice Awards, RT Lifetime Achievement Award, the Girls Scouts of America Woman of Distinction Award, the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing and was featured at the National Festival of the Book, the 2008 International Book Award for Green Fiction for The Butterfly s Daughter, the 2015 Florida Book Festival Distinguished Author Award, and the ASPCA Henry Bergh award for Children s Fiction Monroe s A Lowcountry Christmas won the 2017 Southern Prize for Fiction Her novel, The Beach House, was adapted into a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Andie MacDowell, Minka Kelly, and Chad Michael Murray In 2018 Mary Alice Monroe was inducted into the South Carolina Literary Hall of Fame Mary Alice is an active conservationist and serves on the Board of the South Carolina Aquarium and The Leatherback Trust She is a frequent speaker at book festivals, conferences, and private events Monroe lives with her family on Isle of Palms, a barrier island off Charleston, South Carolina For additional information, go to maryalicemonroe

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  • 3.5 Stars THE SUMMER GUESTS is the first book I ve read by Mary Alice Monroe I know she s well known for her Beach House series, but I wanted to jump in with a summery standalone novel.As a Category 5 hurricane is barreling toward the coast of Florida and South Carolina, a mix of different people from the equestrian community, as well as their horses and several rescue dogs, evacuate to the safely of Grace and Charles Phillips farm in North Carolina As they ride out the storm together, each 3.5 [...]


  • Mary Alice Monroe effortlessly blends characters and nature, and captures the complexities of interpersonal relationships SUMMARYA hurricane is threatening the coasts of Florida and South Carolina and evacuations are mandatory An eclectic group of evacuees flee for the mountains of North Carolina and the home of their friends Grace and Charles Phillips The Phillips s daughter, Moira has brought eight rescue dogs with her from South Carolina Hannah McLain a makeup artist living in Palm Beach, Mar [...]


  • I loved The Beach House series and this is another great story from Mary Alice Monroe where she s also included Cara from that series and her new beau in its storyline Racing against time to rush from hurricane Noelle brings people together at the Freehold Farm in NC Old and new friendships, horses and loads of southern hospitality is the backdrop for this well told story.


  • Being from Indiana we are right in the middle of tornado country where you basically just cross your fingers or pray tornadoes don t pop up or if they do they don t do too much damage Hurricanes aren t something that happens where I am however I have had a couple of close vacation calls with Sandy and Matthew down in Florida so I couldn t help but be curious when a storm is at the heart of this story.The Summer Guests by Mary Alice Monroe is a women s fiction or chick lit read that focuses on s [...]


  • The Summer GuestsMary Alice MonroeTHE SUMMER GUESTS is the first book I ve ever read by Mary Alice Monroe and it won t be the last The twists and turns keep coming and I had to know how it was going to end Every time I thought I knew where this story was going, a few pages later, Mary Alice Monroe threw me for a loop and I knew I was wrong I m kicking myself for not reading this wonderful novel sooner THE SUMMER GUESTS is an engaging read and difficult on your emotions It also left me wanti The [...]


  • The Summer Guests tells the story of a group of people gathered inland as a hurricane threatens the coast While this premise could have been interesting, the characters didn t really resonate with me There was a ton of information on horses dressage, jumping, etc so perhaps someone with of an interest in horses would appreciate this book than I did I also felt there were too many characters and not enough development with any of them Grace and Charles are hosting all of the gues The Summer Guest [...]


  • The Summer GuestsBy Mary Alice MonroeWhat it s all aboutHorses and personalities That s what this book is about Plus a lot of it is about the personalities of horseswhat they like, whom they like and what they will do if they don t actually like you A hurricane is looming and friends have gathered inland at the horse farm of Grace and Charles Everyone has issues as they come together Horse issues, marriage issues, personality issues and what should I do with my life issues Luckily th The Summer [...]


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