The summer guests

by Monroe, Mary Alice,

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Summary
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 to the mountains. Rather, it's what they'll take with them once they leave.

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.
Published Reviews
Booklist 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 Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Hurricanes -- Fiction.
Electronic books.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Gallery Books2019.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781501193644
1501193643
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