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Whisking you back to the shores of her best-selling Beach House series, Mary Alice Monroe weaves together a tale of the struggles and triumphs of the historic Rutledge family of Charleston, South Carolina. Beautifully wrought and rich with keen insight, this is an illuminating tale of new beginnings, resilience, and one family’s enduring love.

Cara Rutledge returns to her Southern home on the idyllic Isle of Palms. Everything is comfortingly the same, yet each detail is 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 love, career, and hope for the future.

Meanwhile, her niece Linnea, a recent college graduate who doesn’t know where her life will take her, 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 part of the freer, natural ocean lifestyle she loves, rejoining the turtle team, learning to surf, and falling 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 heartwarming novel, 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.

©2018 Mary Alice Monroe (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio

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More of the same

The story of Beach House Reunion is adequate but the reader, also the author, is so distracting to me that I could not concentrate on enjoying the story. All of the characters sound alike and they all sound like senior citizens. I wish I had remembered that she narrates her own books and I would have passed on this one because this is the second time I barely made it through her audiobook. I suggest listening to the sample before buying, a tip I’m going to start following myself.

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Another great book by Mary Alice Monroe!

Another great book by Mary Alice Monroe! She campaignes the plight of beloved sea turtles and her gift with the characters is beautiful!

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Beach House Reunion

Loved the characters and continuing story! IOP with Breech Creek and the Boat House bring back fond memories. Thank you MAM for a beautiful story!

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  • NOKWISA
  • Garland, Texas, United States
  • 05-25-18

TOT

TOT! Tired of Turtles. At first working the turtles in was interesting, five books later I am tired of turtles. This storyline was very weak and at times sickly sweet. This needs a Do Over!

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Another great book by Mary Alice Monroe!

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this book! I'm hoping this series has another book coming out soon!

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Beautiful story!

Mary Alice Monroe has done it again..a wonderful story that keeps you listening! This book shows what it really means to have a caring family and friends.

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Beautiful story

The entire Primrose Cottage story is simply beautiful. I hope the story continues after this one!

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Enjoyed revisiting this family

Strong women is the prevailing theme with the ubiquitious love story, supportive men as background.

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❤️🐢❤️

My favorite story by my favorite storyteller. Loved it from start to finish. Excellent listen!❤️🐢❤️

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Beach House still welcomes!

Thoroughly enjoyed this visit to primrose cottage—characters are developed beautifully in this series. Monroe’s dedication to preservation and environment keeps me coming back for more.