Blog Tour and review for Last Light Over Carolina

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by Mary Alice Monroe

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Pocket (July 14, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1416549706
ISBN-13: 978-1416549703

Description (From Publisher)
In LAST LIGHT, New York Times bestseller Monroe tells the haunting and touching story of a longtime shrimp boat captain and his wife of thirty years the day his boat goes missing at sea. Pat Conroy once said that “every book that Mary Alice Monroe has written has felt like a homecoming to me,” and Anne River Siddons wrote that “Monroe’s voice is strong and true.” Now, once again, Monroe brings the South to life with a lyrical and evocative story about past mistakes and second chances.

Author Bio
Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of eleven novels, including Time is a River, Sweetgrass, Skyward, The Beach House, The Four Seasons, and The Book Club. She is an active conservationist and lives in the low-country of South Carolina.

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Views of the real McClellanville

This book was thoroughly enjoyable and made me want to instantly dig into another of Monroe's novels. There are so many stories woven into this tale of love, and yet Monroe manages to hook the reader and never let them loose. While we go through the one terrifying day when Bud goes out on his boat and doesn't come back, we are also given glimpses of the beginning of their marriage and the years intervening. We are also given a wonderful glimpse into the life and declining industry of shrimpers. Monroe manages to make a point about the shrimping industry at the same time she weaves an unforgettable story. This is a great novel and one that you'll have a hard time putting down.

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