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The Summer Guests

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
This “authentic, generous, and heartfelt” (Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author) novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Beach House series is about the bonds and new beginnings that are born from 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. It’s the 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. 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.

“Fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Wendy Wax will enjoy the picturesque setting and heartwarmingly intertwined character arcs” (Booklist) and “Monroe writes gorgeously, with authority and tenderness, about the natural world and its power to inspire, transport, and to heal” (Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author).

Genre: Romance

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July 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Summer Guests (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Mary Alice Monroe
ISBN: 1-4328-6721-0 / 978-1-4328-6721-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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June 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Summer Guests
Author(s): Mary Alice Monroe
ISBN: 1-5011-9362-7 / 978-1-5011-9362-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2021 : Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Summer Guests
Author(s): Monroe, Mary Alice
ISBN: 1-982171-51-0 / 978-1-982171-51-3
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March 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Summer Guests
Author(s): Mary Alice Monroe
ISBN: 1-5011-9363-5 / 978-1-5011-9363-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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Audio Editions

June 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Summer Guests
Author(s): Mary Alice Monroe
ISBN: 1-5082-7912-8 / 978-1-5082-7912-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Summer Guests
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June 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Summer Guests
Author(s): Mary Alice Monroe
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June 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Summer Guests
Author(s): Mary Alice Monroe
Publisher: Gallery Books
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