Beach House Reunion By Mary Alice Monroe

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Beach House Reunion By Mary Alice Monroe


Book/Novel Author: Mary Alice Monroe

Book/Novel Title: Beach House Reunion

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**Return to the bestselling Beach House series with** **Mary Alice Monroe’s tale of the struggles and triumphs of the historic Rutledge family of South Carolina.** **“Authentic, generous, and heartfelt” (Mary Kay Andrews, *New York Times* bestselling author)** **, this is an illuminating story of new beginnings, resilience, and one family’s enduring love.**
Cara Rutledge returns to her Southern home on the idyllic Isle of Palms. Comforting in its familiarity, it is still rife with painful memories. Only through reconnecting with family, friends, and the rhythms of the lowcountry can Cara release the hold of the past and open herself to the possibility of a new career and love.
Meanwhile, her niece Linnea, a recent college graduate with an uncertain future, leaves her historic home in Charleston, with all its entitlement and expectations, and heads to her aunt’s beach house. On the island, she is free to join the turtle team, learn to surf, and fall in love. Remembering the lessons of her beloved grandmother, Lovie, the original “turtle lady,” Linnea rediscovers a meaningful purpose to her life and finds the courage she needs to break from tradition.
In “this tender and openhearted novel of familial expectations, new boundaries, and the power of forgiveness” ( *Booklist* ), three generations of the Rutledge family gather together to find the strength, love, and commitment to break destructive family patterns and to forge new bonds that will endure long beyond one summer reunion. **
### Review
“Readers . . . will be enthralled. . . . Authentic, generous, and heartfelt!” 
(Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of The High Tide Club )
“This atmospheric novel depicts a lush sanctuary that draws in the needy and provides heartwarming inspiration.” (Library Journal, starred review)
“A beautiful novel and a fantastic read that is perfect for the start of summer.” (RT Book Reviews)
“Fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Mary Kay Andrews will adore this tender and openhearted novel of familial expectations, new boundaries, and the power of forgiveness.” (Booklist)
“Monroe’s trademark mix of environmental awareness, coastal nostalgia and gentle wish fulfillment should be catnip for the hoards of recreational readers who’ve made her a *New York Times* best-seller.” (Wilmington 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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