Series: The Beach House Book 1
Length: 480 pages
Audiobook Length: 14 hours and 16 minutes
First Published: 2002
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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.
Quotes from The Beach House
A woman’s life has so many demands because she is the axis around which so many little planets spin.
We can only do what we can live with.
I accept that the mind often dictates the heart. Yet I believe that the heart is the truer guide.
About Mary Alice Monroe
Mary Alice Monroe is the author of more than twenty books, including On Ocean Boulevard, The Islanders, and The Beach House. She is the co-creator and cohost of the weekly web show and podcast Friends & Fiction. She currently lives in the lowcountry of South Carolina. Visit the author’s website →