One of our all-time favorites, Mary Alice Monroe, is back with a brand new novel and we couldn’t be more excited. We *plan* to host this as an in-person event; however, we ask that you please RSVP through Eventbrite if you plan to attend, whether it is virtual or in person, so we can best keep you updated.
We are offering signed copies of The Summer of Lost and Found, Reunion Beach and any of Mary Alice’s titles. You can also order signed (bookplate) copies of Mary Alice’s new middle grade novel, The Islanders. Her debut middle grade novel comes out a month after Lost and Found.
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mary-alice-monroe-the-summer-of-lost-found-tickets-144663954783
To purchase signed copies: https://foxtalebookshoppe.indielite.org/
The New York Times bestselling Beach House series returns with this tender and compassionate novel following the Rutledge family as they face a summer of upheaval and change with perseverance, unity, and a dose of humor, discovering unexpected joys and lessons that will endure long past the season.
The coming of Spring usually means renewal, but for Linnea Rutledge, Spring 2020 threatens stagnation. Linnea faces another layoff, this time from the aquarium she adores. For her—and her family—finances, emotions, and health teeter at the brink. To complicate matters, her new love interest, Gordon, struggles to return to the Isle of Palms from England. Meanwhile, her old flame, John, turns up from California and is quarantining next door. She tries to ignore him, but when he sends her plaintive notes in the form of paper airplanes, old sparks ignite. When Gordon at last reaches the island, Linnea wonders—is it possible to love two men at the same time?
Love in the time of the coronavirus proves challenging, at times humorous, and ever changing. Relationships are redefined, friendships made and broken, and marriages tested. As the weeks turn to months, and another sea turtle season comes to a close, Linnea learns there are more meaningful lessons learned during this summer than opportunities lost, that summer is a time of wonder, and that the exotic lives in our own back yards. In The Summer of Lost and Found, Linnea and the Rutledge family continue to face their challenges with the strength, faith, and commitment that has inspired fans for decades.
Mary Alice Monroe once again delves into the complexities of family relationships and brings her signature “sensitive and true” (Dorothea Benton Frank, New York Times bestselling author) storytelling to this poignant and timely novel of love, courage, and resilience.