The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe

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Known for her moving characters and emotional honesty, Mary Alice Monroe brings readers a beautifully rendered story that explores the fragile yet enduring bond between mothers and daughters.

Caretta Rutledge thought she'd left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind. But an unusual request from her mother—coming just as her own life is spinning out of control—has Cara heading back to the scenic Lowcountry of her childhood summers. Before long, the rhythms of the island open her heart in wonderful ways as she repairs the family beach house, becomes a bona fide "turtle lady" and renews old acquaintances long thought lost. But it is in reconnecting with her mother that she will learn life's most precious lessons—true love involves sacrifice, family is forever and the mistakes of the past can be forgiven.

 

About Mary Alice Monroe

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Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of fifteen novels. Her books received numerous awards, including the Award for Writing from the South Carolina Center for the Book and the International Fiction Award for Green Fiction. Monroe has twice been a finalist for SIBA best book and a four-time finalist for the RITA. She is on the Honor Roll for RWA, and won the RT Bookclub Lifetime Achievement Award. An active conservationist, she lives in the lowcountry of South Carolina where she is at work on her next novel. Visit her at MaryAliceMonroe.com and on Facebook.
 
Published May 1, 2012 by MIRA. 477 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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After losing her high-powered advertising job in Chicago, Caretta Rutledge grudgingly returns to her low-country roots at her mother's behest. Cara has long resented her mother, who focused her

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