The Summer’s End, book three in the Lowcountry Summer trilogy, picks up where the second book left off. We are still following the lives of three sisters staying one last summer with their grandmother on Sullivan’s Island. The sisters face tough choices in their lives and look to their grandmother and each other for guidance. This book focuses on Harper, the youngest of the three sisters. Harper is at a crossroads and is wondering what she should do at the end of the summer when everyone will go their separate ways.
I fell in love with Mary Alice Monroe’s writing when I read The Girl in the Mirror years ago. I have found her writing style today is just as good was it was back then. She creates complex and realistic characters who are easy to relate to. The descriptions of the setting of the book are so detailed that you can almost feel the sand under your feet and the sun blazing down on you.
The Summer’s End was easy to get into and hard to put down. While it is the third book in the trilogy I think it can be read as a standalone. There is enough information to get the reader up-to-date without being repetitive and boring.
This is a great weekend read or vacation read.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. The views expressed in this review are entirely mine.