On Tour 5/01/21- 5/21/21 “ The Summer of Lost and Found” by Mary Alice Monroe

Release Date: May 11, 2021

About The Book: 

The “authentic, generous, and heartfelt” (Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author) Beach House series returns with this tender and compassionate novel following the historic Rutledge family of Charleston South Carolina. Together, they face a summer of upheaval and change with perseverance, a spirit of unity, and a dose of humor. So that by summer’s end, they discover unexpected joys and lessons that will endure long past one 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 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 and the Rutledge family continue to face their challenges with the strength, faith, and commitment that has inspired readers for decades.

In The Summer of Lost and Found, 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.

Pre- Order: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Summer-of-Lost-and-Found/Mary-Alice-Monroe/The-Beach-House/9781982148348

About The Author: 

Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of 23 novels, including On Ocean Boulevard, which is the sixth installment of the Beach House series.

More than 7.5 million copies of her books have been published worldwide, and she’s earned numerous accolades and awards, including: Induction into the South Carolina Academy of Authors’ Hall of Fame; the Southwest Florida Author of Distinction Award; South Carolina Award for Literary Excellence; RT Lifetime Achievement Award; the International Book Award for Green Fiction, and the prestigious Southern Book Prize for Fiction. Her bestselling novel The Beach House is a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie.

Monroe is the co-creator and co-host of the weekly web show and podcast Friends and Fiction featuring the five bestselling authors Mary Kay Andrews, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Kristin Harmel, and Patti Callahan Henry with endless stories, special guests, and a way to connect readers and writers.

Monroe is captivated by the beauty and fragility of the wild habitat around her. In particular, the coastal southern landscape became a strong and important focus of many of her novels.  Monroe immerses herself in both academic research and hands-on/volunteering to learn about a species or conservation issue. Then, she uses the knowledge and experiences working with animals and the wildlife experts to craft captivating stories that identify important parallels between nature and human nature. Bottlenose dolphins, monarch butterflies, shorebirds, and loggerhead sea turtles are among the wild species she has worked with and woven into her novels.

Monroe is an active conservationist and serves on the South Carolina Aquarium Board Emeritis, The Leatherback Trust, The Pat Conroy Literary Center Honorary Board, Friends of Coastal Carolina and Casting Carolinas Advisory Board. She is especially proud to be a twenty year plus state-certified volunteer with the Island Turtle Team, the group that first sparked her love for loggerhead sea turtles, and is the inspiration of her Beach House series.

Monroe has also published two children’s books, which complement the environmental themes she’s known for in her novels. Monroe’s first Middle Grade book, The Islanders, will be released in June 2021.

Her next novel is The Summer of Lost and Found, set for release May 11, 2021.

She is a frequent speaker at book festivals, conferences, and private events. Monroe is also a frequent contributor to magazines and blogs. Visit her at www.MaryAliceMonroe.com .

Social Media: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maryalicemonroe

Instagram: https://instagram.com/maryalicemonroe

Twitter: @maryalicemonroe

Bloggers On Tour:

May 1st- The Caffeinated Reader https://instagram.com/the.caffeinated.reader

May 1st- Cassie’s Book Reviews https://instagram.com/cassies_books_reviews  

May 2nd- Dani Reads https://instagram.com/dani.reads.1225

May 3rd- Sarah And Her Bookshelves-  https://instagram.com/sarahandherbookshelves

May 3rd -Nurse Bookie https://instagram.com/nurse_bookie

May 4th -Bryant Park Books https://instagram.com/bryantparkbooks

May 4th- Little Linds Reads https://instagram.com/littlelindsreads

May 5th -Rozier Reads and Wine https://instagram.com/rozierreadsandwine

May 5th- Book Chara https://instagram.com/bookchara

May 6th-Biblio Reviews https://instagram.com/biblioreviews

May 7th- Niks Nook https://instagram.com/niks_nook

May 7th – Reading Girl Reviews https://instagram.com/readinggirlreviews

May 7th – Christina Stephanie Reads https://instagram.com/christinastephaniereads

May 8th – Sealed With A Book https://instagram.com/sealedwithabook

May 9th- Lindas Book Obsession https://www.facebook.com/lindasbookobsession/ 

May 9th- Hannah Reads https://instagram.com/hannah_reads_

May 10th- Reading With Mere-https://instagram.com/readingwithmere

May 10th- Books Are Magic Too https://instagram.com/booksaremagictoo

May 11th- Books and Chinooks https://instagram.com/booksandchinooks

May 11th- Reecas Pieces Books https://instagram.com/reecaspiecesbooks 

May 12th- Idaho Girl Reads https://instagram.com/idahogirlreads

May 12th- Marilyn Goncalves https://instagram.com/marilynjgon 

May 13th- Thoughts From A Page https://instagram.com/thoughtsfromapage

May 13th  – Books With Bethany https://instagram.com/books_with_bethany 

May 14th – Love My Books 2020 https://instagram.com/lovemybooks2020

May 14th – K2 Reader https://www.instagram.com/k2reader

May 15th – Delightfully Booked https://instagram.com/delightfullybooked 

May 15th – SL Reads books https://instagram.com/slreadsbooks

May 16th- Texacali Books https://instagram.com/texacalibooks 

May 16th- Love My Dane Dolly https://instagram.com/love_my_dane_dolly_

May 17th- Bookapotamus https://instagram.com/bookapotamus 

May 17th- Bookish Heidi https://instagram.com/bookish.heidi

May 18th – Ya It’s Lit  https://instagram.com/ya.its.lit

May 18th – Well Read Traveler https://instagram.com/wellreadtraveler

May 19th- Bookoholic Cafe https://instagram.com/bookoholiccafe

May 19th- Megs Book Club https://instagram.com/megsbookclub

May 19th- Nature Books and Coffee https://instagram.com/nature.books.and.coffee

May 20th- Jennifer Tar Heel Reader https://instagram.com/tarheelreader

May 21st- Rebecca Well Read https://instagram.com/rebecca_well_read

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