The Summer Wind is the second book in Monroe’sLowcountry Summer trilogy, following the New York Times bestseller TheSummer Girls. This seriesis the poignant and heartwarming story of three half-sisters and theirgrandmother, who is determined to help them rediscover their Southern roots andfamily bonds.
It’s midsummer, and Eudora, nicknamed Dora, is staying atSea Breeze, the family’s ancestral home on Sullivan’s Island. For years, Dorahas played the role of the perfect wife and mother in a loveless marriage. Nowher husband has filed for divorce, her child is diagnosed with autism, and herhouse is on the market. Dora’s façade collapses under the weight of her grief,and she suffers “broken heart syndrome.” Mamaw and the girls rally aroundDora—but it’s up to Dora to heal herself as she spends the summer prowling thebeach, discovering the secrets of the island and her heart. This is a summer ofdiscovery for all the women of Sea Breeze. Carson returns from Florida to facelife-changing decisions, Lucille confronts a health scare, and an unexpectedvisitor has Harper reconsidering her life’s direction.
When tropical storm winds batter the island, the women mustband together and weather the tempest—both the one outside their windows andthe raging sea of emotions within each of them. They must learn again what itmeans to be a sister. It is up to Mamaw to keep the light burning at Sea Breezeto guide the girls through the lies, the threats, and the rocky waters ofindecision to home.