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Download kindle Í The Summer Wind Û Lowcountry Summer #2 ì Mary Alice Monroe à The Summer Wind is the second book in Monroe’s Lowcountry Summer trilogy following the New York Times bestselling The Summer Girls This series is a poignant and heartwarming story of three half sistersDecisions Lucille confronts a health scare and an unexpected visitor has Harper reconsidering her life’s directionWhen tropical storm winds batter the island the women must band together and weather the tempest both the one outside their windows and the raging sea of emotions within each of them They must learn again what it means to be a sister It is up to Mamaw to keep the light burning at Sea Breeze to guide the girls through the lies the threats and the rocky waters of indecision to home It took me 4 nights to get to page 38At that point I figured it would all be a happy endingI gave up I do like this authorbut didn't like the characters No empathy

The Summer Wind Lowcountry Summer #2 Decisions Lucille confronts a health scare and an unexpected visitor has Harper reconsidering her life’s directionWhen tropical storm winds batter the island the women must band together and weather the tempest both the one outside their windows and the raging sea of emotions within each of them They must learn again what it means to be a sister It is up to Mamaw to keep the light burning at Sea Breeze to guide the girls through the lies the threats and the rocky waters of indecision to home It took me 4 nights to get to page 38At that point I figured it would all be a happy endingI gave up I do like this authorbut didn't like the characters No empathy

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The Summer Wind (Lowcountry Summer #2) Ð The Summer Wind is the second book in Monroe’s Lowcountry Summer trilogy following the New York Times bestselling The Summer Girls This series is a poignant and heartwarming story of three half sisters and their grandmother who is determined to help them rediscover their southern roots and family bondsIt’s midsummer and Eudora nicknamed Dora is staying at Sea Breeze the family’s ancestral home on Sullivan’s Island For years Dora has played the role of the perfect wife and mother in a lo We first met sisters Dora Carson and Harper in The Summer Girls the initial installment of the trilogy Whereas that book primarily focused on Carson the middle sister this one turns the spotlight on Dora although we do get to know Harper better Carson has fled to Florida with injured dolphin Delphine leaving Dora and Harper to figure out what sort of relationship they have It isn't so much that they are estranged that would imply that a closeness had existed at some point as it is that they are strangers Both women's mothers are micromanagers manipulative and slightly maybe than slightly in Harper's mother's case mean spirited There is an eight year difference between the two which doesn't help their gulfMamaw ever the puppet master of her granddaughters decides to nudge the two sisters closer something her housekeeperfriendcompanion Lucille finds ridiculous Before Mamaw can instigate her plan it involves horticulture Dora's struggles with her marriage begin to cause problems the stress of which leads to a medical diagnosis of broken heart syndrome For realsIn Dora's case that broken heart has to do with the loss of what she wished for her future than the reality of it She and husband Cal have been on different tracks for years with Dora focused entirely on homeschooling and tending to son Nate who has autism and Cal focused on staying as emotionally detached from his wife and child as he can Fortunately Dora's high school boyfriend is around and he helps distract her from her problems He also provides a nice dose of ego bolstering something Dora dearly needs We do get a bit information regarding Harper's childhood and Carson remains integral to the story as does Lucille As the summary indicates Lucille receives a diagnosis that crushes Mamaw and the girls On top of this Mamaw has decided to sell the family beach home where the girls gather something they find disheartening to say the least With Dora as the star of this book you know going in that it will lack the spark of its predecessor Dora is a less intriguing less vivacious character something Dora herself acknowledges Although she's been raised to be a strong southern woman Dora is anything but a steel magnolia She allows herself to be manipulated by Cal and her mother all in the name of what looks good Dora is stronger than she thinks she is though and we know it's just a matter of time till she figures that outThere is a LOT going on in this book almost too much at some points Carson's story gets dramatic and Carson's reaction to some untimely news caused me to roll my eyes with frustration She's a thirty three year old woman and she acts like she's fourteen Harper has been hardened by nearly thirty years with her cold calculating mother years that have caused her to uestion the concept of true love One thing she does know is that she will not settle for anything less than the pow moment she's dreamed of experiencing I suspect we meet Mr Pow in this book I guess I'll know when the third one comes out but I think I know who he'll beThen there is the drama with Mamaw selling the house Lucille's health problems and Nate's issues And that dolphin Delphine takes up some space It's just too much The book would have been better served by paring down some of the drama simplifying the story lines The three sisters are lovely characters and the relationship between Mamaw and Lucille manages uite effectively to avoid stereotypes Throw in kids and husbands and boyfriends though and it's difficult to get too engrossed in the book because there is so much going on at one time It doesn't help that Dora bless her is just not that compellingYet this is a sweet lovely book one that is a good choice for summer reading You do need to read The Summer Girls though because it has information that helps you better understand and appreciate this one I look forward to Harper's story and to finding out what happens with CarsonPublished on VoxLibrisnetvoxlibris mobi ¶ Lowcountry Summer #2 ↠ Mary Alice Monroe

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Mary Alice Monroe ↠ The Summer Wind (Lowcountry Summer #2) mobi Veless marriage Now her husband filed for divorce her child is diagnosed with autism and her house is on the market Dora’s facade collapses under the weight of her grief and she suffers “broken heart syndrome” Mamaw and the girls rally around Dora but it’s up to Dora to heal herself as she spends the summer prowling the beach discovering the secrets of the island and her heart This is a summer of discovery for all the women of Sea Breeze Carson returns from Florida to face life changing The second book in Monroe’s Lowcountry Summer trilogy is pleasant and furthers the storyline of the sisters but it doesn’t contain a great deal of substance This installment focuses a bit on Dora than the other two women and those portions of the story as well as the parts featuring dolphins are the most interesting and well plottedReturning home from Florida Carson has some serious decisions to make Meanwhile Dora is struggling trying to balance caring for her autistic son supervising the remodeling of her previous home in order to sell it and dealing with her soon to be ex and his demands Dora herself seems to be lost in the shuffle of it all Harper is beginning to discover her own personality and tentatively makes strides in that area Mamaw hopes that the girls can form a true sisterly bond before the summer ends and they go their separate ways