Beach House Reunion
Cara Rutledge returns to her So ...more
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Summer just wouldn’t be summer without a visit to Cara Rutledge’s beach house!
Just when you think this series couldn’t get any better- it does!
It’s been three years since Cara’s life turned on dime… again. After a huge emotional gut-punch, Cara rose to the occasion and battled to find her way again. Despite her determination and bravery, I still felt her fragility permeating from the pages, even though we left her in ...more
Two women coming home for two different reasons to the place they loved and the place with many memories.
Linnea had finished college, and Cara was coming home to be with family.
Linnea came home from college and had no choice but to return, and really didn’t want to be in her childhood home with all the drama and the rules.
Cara came home because her husband had passed away a few years earlier, she adopted a friend’s baby, and she wanted to have her daughter grow up where she grew up with family ...more
Mary Alice Monroe
MY RATING ⭐⭐⭐⭐▫
PUBLISHER Gallery Books
PUBLISHED May 22, 2018
Beach House Reunion is light and breezy and a joy to read.
Beach House Reunion is the fifth novel in the Beach House series by Mary Alice Monroe. The series weaves together the triumphs and struggles of the Rutledge family of Charleston South Carolina. Beachhouse Reunion is a tale of new beginnings, as Cara Rutledge, 53, returns from Tennessee to live once again in her beloved beach house on t ...more
I wanted to read this book as my salute to the end of summer, sand, flip flops and tank tops but I was sorely disappointed. It was just another redundant beach novel.
Cara agreed with her Mama, life was different on the islands, and that's why she was coming back to stay. After three years away, the death of her husband, Cara, now 53, has quit her job and is returning to the beloved Beach House on the Isle of Palms, off the coast of South Carolina, that her mother left her after her death the previ ...more
Wow. This was great. I do wish that Monroe didn't feel the need to always have two female characters to focus on in these books. I was fine with just following along with Cara's story personally. Us shifting back and forth between her and her niece Linnea. Even though I gave this book five stars, I just didn't find myself too engaged with Li ...more
Cara’s niece, Linnea, is looking to put her life on track as well. Now that she’s a college graduate, she needs to figure out her career and what direction her life will go. Unfortunately, she has to escape her family’s plans first and go her own way. She stays with Cara at the beach ho ...more
I really enjoyed this book. I love the turtle information the author includes and the story brought back some of my favorite characters and added a few more! It makes me want ...more
While she settles back into life at Primrose Cottage, her niece, Linnea, has graduated from college and is at loose ends. Feeling stifled in her family's Charleston mansion, she heads to the beach ...more
Nothing says summer like a great book from Mary Alice Monroe. Beach House Reunion is such a delight. I love this entire series. There is something for everyone in this book and in the series. You get a wonderful setting, a great story and characters that you cannot help but adore. There are truths about life in this story. Truths that readers will relate to, truths that they will connect with and truth that will move the reader throughout. This story captures goo ...more
Cara the sister comes back to reconnect with family members and friends after she was recently widowed.
Linnea, Cara's niece comes to Cara's home on the beach to find her calling after college graduation.
With their strength they stuck together to heal the broken family.
At last Cara reveals a long held secret that gives her brother's family hope.
I won this Free book through Goodreads First reads.
And now my review:
We are back on Isle of Palms and the Rutledge family is in turmoil brought about by previous family influences and a more common destroyer of families.
Cara has big changes in her life and lets Palmer in on a very big secret. One that has plagued him for years.
Hurricane Irma hits the coast.
What a beautiful novel! Mary Alice Monroe is a powerful storyteller. I feel both the turmoil and joy that the characters experience. She makes life real by introducing a realistic approach to the bad. I recommend reading the series in order but this could stand alone.
There is a lot of family dynamics going on in this story. Her niece moves in to nanny, Hope, while she decides what to do with her life. Her brother, is a staunch authoritarian that is drives his family away. Especially his son, Copper, who is ...more
Monroe has achieved many lists, including the New York Times, USA Today and SIBA and starred reviews. ...more