When Cara Rutledge
realizes she and her husband Brent need income to keep their
ecotourism business running, Cara rents out her beach house
on Isle of Palms to Heather Fordham for the entire summer.
Heather is a young artist who was with her mother during an
auto accident which left her mother dead and Heather with
anxieties dealing with strangers and leaving her home. Her
commission to paint Eastern Shore birds for use on postage
stamps and her father’s recent remarriage made it necessary
for Heather to complete her artwork at the beach house. Heather
didn’t expect to meet a handsome young handyman, Bo,
whose compassion and understanding slowly draw Heather out
of her shell.
When tragedy strikes, Cara's world crumbles. She only wants
to return to the beach house her mother left her, where she
can find solace and peace. But the beach house has been a
haven for Heather, who doesn’t want to leave. Then Heather
makes a suggestion, and these two strangers become roommates
who learn to share the one place they feel at home.
Mary Alice Monroe is a wonderful and highly talented author
whose books provide beautifully drawn characters with depth
of feeling, settings to soothe the wildest of hearts, and
touching, memorable stories that linger long after the last
page is read. The depth of feeling that Ms. Monroe reveals
in her writing confirms her love of nature and humankind.
This is an exquisite read, whether you’re at the beach
or on your couch at home, and one I highly recommend. If you’re
like me, you won’t be able to put Beach House for
Rent down. The characters will linger in your heart and
thoughts long after you’ve finished the last page
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