By: Mary Alice Monroe
Lowcountry Summer #2
It has been one chaotic month for Mamaw’s Summer Girls. Dora, the eldest, is beyond stressed with her separation, getting the repairs done on her ex-house, and trying to get her autistic son to move past Delphine’s injuries. With the help of Mamaw, Lucille and her sisters, Dora learns to shift focus back on herself and her health.
Carrying on the same theme from the first book, of the healing powers of nature, The Summer Wind shows the importance of learning to love one’s self, trusting others and the power of second chances. Mary Alice Monroe packs a punch with relatable characters and realistic life events. Life doesn’t wait for anyone; therefore one must keep putting one foot in front of the other and move forward. The ending will have readers frantic for the next book.
I could completely relate to Dora. I understood how she lost herself by trying to be the thing everyone else needed. It was nice to see her regain focus on herself and begin to accept being happy.
The author provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.