On Ocean Boulevard

The Beach House
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Series: Beach House (Monroe), Book 6
Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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The New York Times best-selling author of The Summer Guests returns at long last to her beloved Isle of Palms in this breathtaking novel about one family’s summer of forging new beginnings against the enduring beauty and resilience of the natural world.

It’s been 16 years since Caretta "Cara" Rutledge has returned home to the beautiful shores of Charleston, South Carolina. Over those years, she has weathered the tides of deaths and births, struggles and joys. And now, as Cara prepares for her second wedding, her life is about to change yet again.

Meanwhile, the rest of the storied Rutledge family is also in flux. Cara’s niece Linnea returns to Sullivan’s Island to begin a new career and an unexpected relationship. Linnea’s parents, having survived bankruptcy, pin their hopes and futures on the construction of a new home on Ocean Boulevard. But as excitement over the house and wedding builds, a devastating illness strikes the family and brings plans to a screeching halt. It is under these trying circumstances that the Rutledge family must come together yet again to discover the enduring strength in love, tradition, and legacy from mother to daughter to granddaughter.

Like the sea turtles that come ashore annually on these windswept islands, three generations of the Rutledge family experience a season of return, rebirth, and growth. "Authentic, generous, and heartfelt" (Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times best-selling author), On Ocean Boulevard is Mary Alice Monroe at her very best.

©2020 Mary Alice Monroe (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio

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"well written although extremely boring"

I really had to struggle to finish this book. It seemed to go on Ad
Infinitum.

If it hadn't been for the wonderful narrator, I just couldn't have stood it... She didn't have too much to work with though.
The protagonist, Cara Rutledge proved herself to be the most self-serving whiner of all time.

How does someone write a novel like this!? It makes all women look vain, spoiled and selfish!

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Ending of series?

If this is the end, then it ended as it should!!

This whole series was excellent and extremely enjoyable!! All the characters were fully formed and it was beautiful!!

Okay Mary Alice (I have a niece in law with this combination of names) Monroe....it is your fault that we have been spoiled by this family and friends.....we will take as many as write!!

Thank you for sharing!!

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The readers voice was disappointing

All the other books in this series were read by the author, In her voice, the both the story and characters came to life, This was a disappointment. The voice just was not right.

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A wonderful continuation of old friends as well as some new ones too

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I have just finished it and it's a delight!!! A wonderful continuation of old friends as well as some new ones too. The perfect installment in the series but left open-ended which means more, I hope!
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While not necessarily a negative, I did miss hearing the author narrate her book. But Cassandra Campbell did a great job!