The Summer Guests

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Author(s): Mary Alice Monroe
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: DD43915
Released: Jun 11, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508279129
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Description

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).

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eAudio
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Author(s): Mary Alice Monroe
Narrator(s): Cassandra Campbell
Product Number Z100144561
Released: Jun 11, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508279136
eBook
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Author(s): Mary Alice Monroe
Product Number EB00736144
Released: Jun 11, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Gallery Books
ISBN: #9781501193644

Professional reviews

"Narrator Cassandra Campbell provides listeners with a full range of accents, emotions, and inflections for characters who span the globe in this audiobook about horses, family, and friendship. In North Carolina in 2018 during a hurricane, guests and their horses converge in the hills to escape the storm. While there, emotions run high, secrets are revealed, and lives are altered in unexpected and unplanned ways. Campbell captures the atmosphere with her nuanced voice. Whether a character is from Germany, South America, or North Carolina, Campbell's accents let the listener know who is talking at any given time. The story is rich with information about horses, competition, and unspoken expectations. Campbell's deft narration is an enjoyable listen. B.E.S. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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