Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Summer of Lost and Found” by Mary Alice Monroe, Gallery Books, May 11, 2021, On Tour with Suzy Approved Book Tours
Wow! Mary Alice Monroe, the Author of “The Summer of Lost and Found” has written a memorable, heartfelt, captivating and riveting novel. The genres for this novel are Literary Fiction, Women’s Fiction and Fiction. The timeline for this story is set in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters and events. I love the way the author vividly describes, the scenery, landscape and the characters. The author describes her characters as complex and complicated. Of course there is a dog, and I love reading about the Sea Turtles. One of the themes that runs in the story is about the problems of the 2020 Covid Pandemic.
Mary Alice Monroe writes about the Rutledge family as they enter spring during the pandemic. Linnea Rutlege, finds herself furloughed as a result of the COVID situation. Linnea’s Aunt Cara tells her not to worry about the rent. Linnea does get a room-mate, and then more than that. Linnea is torn between her current boyfriend Gordon, and her past boyfriend John, who is in quarantine next door.
It is wonderful to see how the women form a sisterhood, and that the family forms a pod of both family and close friends. I appreciate the way Mary Alice Monroe discusses her characters, and the problems of Covid. Family relationships and friendships seem more complex. I would highly recommend this thought-provoking story for others.