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The Beach House
by Mary Alice Monroe

Published: 2012-04-17
Paperback : 480 pages
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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 ...

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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.

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  "The Important Things in Life"by FriendshipSisters (see profile) 07/19/11

A slower paced life where the important things in life are truly revealed; God's blessings, friends, family, the vast sea, time with your own thoughts, and nature. I have to admit, the firs... (read more)

 
  "Information on loggerhead turtles provides a contrast to complex family relationships, especially Olivia Rutledge and her daughter Cara."by mrb1718 (see profile) 07/04/08

This book provoked a lot of discussion about various relationships including mother-daughter relationships, friendships, and sibling relationships. Love and loss were well-represented among the various... (read more)

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