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It's been five years since the original turtle lady, old Miss Lovie Rutledge, passed away, but her legacy lives on with some special women, especially Toy and her daughter, young Little Lovie.

Toy Sooner kept her graveside vow to her beloved mentor. She left behind an abusive, dysfunctional lifestyle to become a strong single mother and aquarist at the South Carolina Aquarium. But success has taken its toll, leaving Toy fearful of change and risks.

Caretta Rutledge, Florence Prescott and Emmaline Baker have all experienced loss. This summer, with each other's friendship and support, they will try to make their dreams a reality.

The turtle season begins the day Toy rescues a sick sea turtle on the beach. When Toy brings the loggerhead to the aquarium, she begins a turtle hospital with the help of her boss, Ethan. As the summer progresses and the sea turtles take their measured steps toward healing and freedom Toy, Cara, Flo and Emmi must find their own strength to face their fears and move courageously toward their futures.

Mary Alice Monroe delivers another deeply satisfying novel written with an eye to nature and keen insights into the connections between women.

©2007 Mary Alice Monroe (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Another Good One

This is a good sequel to this story. I can't wait to read the next one.

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  • United States
  • 02-06-18

no need for profanity

I thought this sounded like fun read but author using God"s name so casually in profanity makes me sick!

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Right from my life

Having grown up near Isle of Palms, I found this story vividly real. It was as if she dipped into my life and pulled out segments. I found the alligorical nature of the story a beautiful thing. Thank you Mary Alice Monroe for the gift of this story.

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Great!

I have read/listened to this book 3 or 4 times. And listen to it again.😃

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  • NOKWISA
  • Garland, Texas, United States
  • 01-21-16

A Turtle Education

I have read all the 'Turtle Books'. First two were interesting and I enjoyed learning about the Sea Turtles.The characters were great with a lot of depth but by the time I got here I was just sick and tired of turtles and the characters had gone from a 10 to who are these people and why should I care.

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Continuing reconciliation

Great multifaceted story to continue the story of turtle rescue and finding home to finish the trilogy

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  • Terry
  • Waynesville, NC, United States
  • 04-22-14

Toy comes out on top

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Toy Story is a wonderful, strong woman. Surrounded by friends - Cara, Emmie, Flo, Ethan, Bret, the ghost of Ms. Lovie, and Little Lovie - Toy moves through life with strength and purpose. She doesn't let her past or her mistakes weigh her down, but learns to make better choices as she learns through the world of her beloved loggerhead turtles. I was glad to read more of the women I had fallen in love with in "The Beach House."

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Great book!

All of Mary Alice Monroe's books are so great! She puts so much work into researching!

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