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The summer guests, Mary Alice Monroe

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The summer guests
Title
The summer guests
Statement of responsibility
Mary Alice Monroe
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
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 to the mountains. Rather, it's what they'll take with them once they leave.--
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Review
As a hurricane threatens the Atlantic Coast, evacuation is at the top of everyone’s mind. Freehold Farm, owned by accomplished horsewoman Grace, becomes a place of refuge for a diverse crew of men, women, children, and their beloved horses and rescued dogs. In the mountains of North Carolina, the group finds common ground in their love of good food, good wine, and equestrian culture. As old friends reconnect and sparks of unexpected romance ignite, Freehold Farm becomes much more than a site to wait out the coming storm. Guests learn more about each other and themselves, and surprising connections take shape. Monroe (Beach House Reunion, 2018) follows several of her beloved characters into new adventures, and introduces a larger ensemble. Following the dramatic arc of the hurricane’s progress, from buildup to landfall to dispersal, The Summer Guests escalates to a satisfying resolution. Loyal readers will recognize Monroe’s signature love of animals, while fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Wendy Wax will enjoy the picturesque setting and heartwarmingly intertwined character arcs. -- Stephanie Turza (Reviewed 5/15/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 18, p31)
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10781497
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DLC
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Monroe, Mary Alice
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.O529
LC item number
S87 2019
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hurricanes
  • Strangers
  • North Carolina
  • Families
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Interpersonal conflict
Target audience
adult
Label
The summer guests, Mary Alice Monroe
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 348 pages
Isbn
9781501193620
Lccn
2019004743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1052515143
  • (OCoLC)1052515143
Label
The summer guests, Mary Alice Monroe
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 348 pages
Isbn
9781501193620
Lccn
2019004743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1052515143
  • (OCoLC)1052515143

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