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I LOVE Beach Stories

on March 8, 2019

This is a new author to me, Mary Alice Monroe.

I tried the book because of the title – –>The Beach House.

Beach House Cover

This is an awesome read!  There are so many interesting charactersCara Rutledge, the daughter who left home and moved to Chicago; Olivia Rutledge (mom) who lives in the beach house;  the son who stayed in Charleston, South Carolina, and his wife and kids; various neighbors and friends; a pregnant teen; and Brett, the local ecologist.

This book was made into a Hallmark movie, but it is NOT like most romance books! (I refuse to read romance books, because they all sound the same.) This book has so much more! There are family relationships, serious illness, a hurricane, financial problems, lots of beach scenes, and water ecology… I loved learning so much about sea turtles!

I found out there is a sequel, actually 3 more books in the series, which makes this book even better, because now I can read more about the Rutledge family from Charleston, SC. Yay!

So I will be reading these too:  –>Swimming Lessons

                                                         Beach House For Rent

                                                         Beach House Reunion

The author is very good, but don’t just take my word for it.  

She has received numerous awards, including several Readers’ Choice Awards,  the Girls Scouts of America Woman of Distinction Award, the 2015 Florida Book Festival Distinguished Author Award, and in 2018 Mary Alice Monroe was inducted into the South Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. Congratulations to Mary!

One response to “I LOVE Beach Stories

  1. […] –>The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe — This is a popular book that I just loved, and it was made into a movie […]


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