The Summer of Lost and Found
The coming of Spring usually means renewal, but for Linnea Rutledge, Spring 2020 threatens stagnation. Linnea faces another layoff, ...more
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Good old-fashioned southern comfort!
The Coronavirus has the whole country is its grip, that includes the Rutgledge family.
Because of the virus, the aquarium is closed, so Linnea has been laid off. Because of the financial hit, she's temporarily moved into the beach house- rent free.
Sadly, her boyfriend, Gordon, is stuck in England and can’t travel to the US because of the virus lockdowns, and what’s worse, ...more
This is a Contemporary Romance/Women's Fiction/Chick-Lit, and this is the 7th book in the Beach House series. That takes place during the beginning of covid-19. I was surprised that I enjoyed this book because I thought that the covid-19 parts would really upset me. I have to say in the beginning the covid-19 parts bother me, but the storyline pulled me in. I liked the characters, and I felt the books was written well. I enjoyed the ...more
Set in the spring of 2020, in Isle of Palms, South Carolina (swoon! If you’ve ever been, you know!) there is much to relate to here with the story of the Rutledge family. Linnea is worried she may be laid off from the aquarium where she works. Her significant other is unable to fly back to South Carolina from England, and Li ...more
The book was filled with far too many references to the coronavirus, social distancing, masks, and other such things that I am just not ready to read about while living it. I gave this book 3 stars because while it wasn't for me, I'm obviously in the minority and there are quite a few others ...more
When Caras husband gets sick and they think it could possibly be covid, she as ...more
The storyline features the CoVid pandemic far more than characters and the turtles. Perhaps if I were reading this at a future date with a more historical perspective, I would appreciate it more. At present, it just felt like ...more
Linnea gets laid off from her job at the aquarium as a result of shutdowns due to the pandemic and moves into the family owned beach house in exchange for childcare of her niece because her uncle had been exposed to the virus. Linnea also let’s her brother and another employee of the aquarium move in with her in attempts to pay it forward, but it complica ...more
This is the 7th book in The Beach House series and it was so good!! I have loved all of the books in this series and the author does a great job making sure that they all can stand-alone.
The book begins as COVID is starting to hit in March 2020. People are trying to return from other countries and some will come down with COVID. COVID is a part of the book but there is so much more to the book.
This book ...more
In March 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic Linnea Rutledge is laid off from the the South Carolina Aquarium. As she worries about finances she agrees to help her Aunt Cara take care of her daughter, while Cara’s husband is battling Covid at home. Linnea’s boyfriend, Gordon is trying to return to Isle of Palms SC from England for the summer. Linnea’s previous boyfriend John also travels to Isle of Palms ...more
First we have Cara and David, the matriarch of the family and her husband David, and their daughter Hope. He returns from the business trip in London and returns with what is possibly COVID. Thi ...more
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The Summer of Lost and Found by Mary Alice Monroe, Cassandra Campbell (Narrator) is a 2021 Simon & Schuster Audio publication.
This pleasant, heartwarming, story is about a group of multigenerational people, living on Isle of Palms island during the coronavirus pandemic, sheltering at home and socializing together. The relationships between the group – family, friends, neighbors, lovers, ex-lover ...more
This is my first Mary Alice Mo ...more
What is different about this book however, is that our beloved fictional characters are set in the real world timeline of the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic, with the novel beginning with Linnea being laid off from her dream job at the South Carolina aquarium due to shut downs, and slowly over the course of the nov ...more
Experiencing the pandemic through her characters eyes brought me back to those early days of fear and uncertainty. However seeing their creative and protective spiri ...more
More than 7.5 million copies of her books have been published worldwide, and she’s earned numerous accolades and awards, including: Induction into the South Carolina Academy of Authors’ Hall of Fame; the Southwest Florida Author of Distin ...more