Beach House for Rent By Mary Alice Monroe

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Beach House for Rent By Mary Alice Monroe


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**Get swept away to the beautiful and breezy Isle of Palms with *New York Times* bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe’s return to her “exceptional and heartwarming” ( *Publishers Weekly* ) Beach House series, set in South Carolina’s lowcountry. **
*Two women. One summer. One very special beach house.*
Cara Rutledge rents her quaint cottage on Isle of Palms to Heather Fordham for the entire summer. As beautiful as the Isle of Palms is, Heather’s anxiety keeps her indoors with her caged canaries as she paints birds for postage stamps. Eventually, however, the shore birds—and a man who rescues them—lure her outside.
As the summer progresses and Heather begins to blossom, Cara’s life reels with sudden tragedy. She wants only to return home but Heather refuses to budge from her sanctuary. As everything around the ladies is coming apart, they discover they can only rely on each other. Now, the two women who don’t really know each other are forced to live together and support each other as they navigate the next chapter of their lives.
Featuring Monroe’s signature “lyrical, emotional, and gripping” ( *RT Book Reviews* ), *Beach House for Rent* demonstrates the power and strength of female friendships. **
### Review
“Reading this novel feels like a long, luxurious trip to the beach. Mary Alice Monroe writes gorgeously, with authority and tenderness, about the natural world and its power to inspire, transport, and to heal. Readers will love this story of two unforgettable women–one reeling from an unexpected tragedy, the other drawn into a daring and passionate new love.” (–#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs )
“Mary Alice Monroe understands that a house is never *just* a house. As we revisit The Beach House we are immersed in the heartbeat and pulse of her South Carolina Lowcountry as never before. Monroe’s singular ability to blend the natural world with the emotional world allows for a gorgeous novel, wondrously both bittersweet and also life-affirming. The story reveals its secrets with shorebirds and human hearts at the center of its graceful axis. No one else tells an insightful and powerful story quite like Mary Alice Monroe—and in BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT, you won’t be able to stop reading–for even that glass of sweet tea.” (–New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry )
“Monroe continues her series featuring women who return to Primrose for comfort, healing, and strength. However, the books can stand alone…[Readers] will delight in this latest novel featuring women who need the healing power of nature.” (Library Journal, starred review)
“Monroe’s newest installation in her Beach House series also serves as stand-alone novel, but faithful readers will recognize her ability to blend uniquely human stories with pressing environmental issues. Fans of Mary Kay Andrews and Mary Simses will adore this novel of simple pleasures, shifting priorities, and the power of self-discovery. Tender and inspiring with a touch of romance, it’s just the thing to fill an empty beach bag.” (Booklist)
“Her hallmark knack for plumbing the inner depths of her characters and connecting them with one another in ways that feel perfectly organic – all the while weaving in those environmental issues near and dear to her heart – is a winning formula that’s made Monroe one of the most beloved authors in the nation and a well-known champion of conservation causes.” (SCNow)
“…a charming and poignant story ideal for Summer reading.”  (Pop Sugar)
“…a skilled storyteller who never lets her readers down…she makes Isle of Palms come enticingly alive, calling all readers to this garden of paradise which is just ripe for a visit. Mary Alice Monroe creates characters that you wish/hope could be real people so that they could become your friends. And you feel if you could visit the Lowcountry they would be there waiting.” (Huffington Post)
“Beach House for Rent is choice property.” (Star News)
### About the Author
Mary Alice Monroe is the  *New York Times*  bestselling author of more than twenty books, including the Beach House series:  *The Beach House* , *Beach House Memories* , *Swimming Lessons* , *Beach House for Rent* , and  *Beach House Reunion*. She is a 2018 Inductee into the South Carolina Academy of Authors’ Hall of Fame, and her books have received numerous 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, the International Book Award for Green Fiction, and the 2017 Southern Book Prize for Fiction. Her bestselling novel  *The Beach House*  is also a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie. An active conservationist, she lives in the lowcountry of South Carolina. Visit her at and at





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