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Beach House Reunion
The Beach House Series #4
BY Mary Alice Monroe

Gallery Books
May 22, 2018/ ISBN 978-1501193293
Fiction / Women’s Fiction

Reviewed by Linda Morelli


Three years after her husband tragically dies, Cara Rutledge leaves Tennessee with her adopted daughter, Hope, and returns home to her beach house on the Isle of Palms, a place where three generations of Rutledge women have found peace and tranquility. Cara is seeking a fresh start and seeks to work from home to support herself and Hope, but soon realizes that having a little one underfoot requires her constant attention.

Linnea returns home from college, only to feel closed in by her parent’s expectations for her future. She’s having problems finding a job during the summer and, when she learns that her Aunt Cara needs a nanny, Linnea hurriedly offers to fill the position. Linnea has always loved Cara’s beach house, Primrose Cottage. Sharing it with Cara and Hope, and reuniting with the turtle ladies, is the inspiration Linnea needs to realize her true vocation: being a public educator in her chosen field of environmental science.

Cara and Linnea share one thing in common: the courage to start anew. They become no longer aunt and niece, but two women who develop new bonds, learn to open their hearts to love and bravely face new commitments. Naturally, their stories and a touch of romance made this novel worth turning every page.

Mary Alice Monroe has long been one of my favorite authors and this new release confirms why I love her books. As I said before, the depth of feeling that Ms. Monroe reveals in her writing confirms her love of nature and humankind. Her books are all exquisite reads, whether you’re at the beach or on your couch at home, and ones I highly recommend. Emotionally rich, touching and heartfelt, Beach House Reunion is magical and so much more.


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Reviewer’s Notes: Mary Alice Monroe is a New York Times bestselling author who has won many awards, including the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing, the 2014 South Carolina Award for Literary Excellence, the 2015 SW Florida Author of Distinction Award, the RT Lifetime Achievement Award, and the International Book Award for Green Fiction. Her first release in this series, The Beach House, has recently been made into a Hallmark Channel USA movie starring Andie MacDowell. An active conservationist, she lives in the low country of South Carolina. You can learn more about her and her efforts on her Facebook page.

Reviewed 2018