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The Beach House
The Beach House | Mary Alice Monroe
Known for her moving characters and emotional honesty, Mary Alice Monroe brings readers a beautifully rendered story that explores the fragile yet enduring bond between mothers and daughters Caretta Rutledge thought she'd left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind. But an unusual request from her mothercoming just as her own life is spinning out of controlhas 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 lessonstrue love involves sacrifice, family is forever and the mistakes of the past can be forgiven.
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Eggs
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OriginalCyn620 I wish I had a beach house! 🏖 7mo
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EadieB
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@Buechersuechtling

Here‘s some pictures of my beach house. It is not exactly on the beach but a couple of miles inland. It is, however, on a golf course as you can see by the last picture. It is a magical place that we love to escape too. I love reading there and there are a lot of wonderful seafood restaurants in the area which we also love.

TrishB Looks lovely ❤️ 10mo
EadieB @TrishB Thanks! 10mo
CouronneDhiver Beautiful! That‘s grander than my regular house. Lol 😂 10mo
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EadieB @CouronneDhiver Actually, it is grander than my everyday house too! Can't move there permanently because Maryland taxes your retirement income! 10mo
CouronneDhiver Maryland is a pretty state... Is that an uncommon policy in the rest of the US? 10mo
EadieB @CouronneDhiver Not sure but my husband checked it out and the best states for retirement is Pennsylvania and Florida. That‘s why there are so many retirees in those states. 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Wowwww!!! 😍😍 Gorrrrgeous!! That's like my dream come true! To have a beach house!! Enjoy your stay!! ❤️ 10mo
marleed Beautiful! Enjoy your retirement! 10mo
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tammysue
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🏡 The Beach House (one of my favorites!)
🏡 Home Alone
🏡 The House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert

#manicmonday

JoScho 💙🏡💙 11mo
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tammysue
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Visit - Russia (The Romanov Empress)

Live - Island off South Carolina‘s Low-Country (The Beach House, Dreams of Falling)

Avoid- Alaska, brrr.. too cold and isolated (The Great Alone)

#sundayfunday @sebrittain

Bostonmomx2 I could never live isolated like the husband chose in TGA but Alaska is amazing and has so much stunning scenery; I can‘t wait to go back some day. 1y
sebrittainclark I'd like to visit Alaska some day, but it's definitely too cold for me to want to stay long 🧣🧣 1y
tammysue @Bostonmomx2 I‘ve heard from family that‘s been there it‘s quite beautiful. 1y
Bostonmomx2 @sebrittain well it totally depends on the time of year. I went in May and at times was too warm. 1y
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Eggs
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tammysue Great series, I still have 2 books to go 🙌🏻 1y
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My whole immediate family (minus SIL because she had go be an awesome teacher and win an awesome award) are going on vacation together in 2 weeks. The only things I‘ve thought about for packing are coffee and making sure I have either enough cold brew or make sure I bring my pot, snacks, and what books to bring and how many. I‘m most stressed about the books and I have almost 2 full weeks before we leave. #bookproblems

HufflepuffGirl90 That‘s what stresses me out the more stress when I go somewhere. “Do I have enough books and are they the right ones for my current mood?”. Good luck with packing!! ☘️📚😅 2y
OrangeMooseReads @HufflepuffGirl90 exactly and do I bring hardcover because we will be on the beach (😞) multiple times. Thanks I‘m going to need it lol 😆 2y
Burghbookaddict I always stress out about what books to take on vacation too! Like what if Im not in the mood for these when I get there? I should bring a few more just in case. Actually, let me get another suitcase just for books. 2y
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OrangeMooseReads @BurghBookAddict I‘ve already planned a separate bag for books lol 😆 and I‘ve checked about book stores in the town we are staying (there are 3). 2y
Burghbookaddict Im glad youre prepared! 2y
CouronneDhiver Take a couple and load up a kindle/iPhone/etc with a few e-books. I find, for myself, I don‘t read as much as anticipated while on vacation... there‘s always so much to see/do! 2y
OrangeMooseReads @CouronneDhiver oh yeah I‘ll be taking the Kindle too. I don‘t either I just like to be prepared in case. 2y
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crhealey
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Might be stretching the definition of "work" a little on this fine summer day at my empty middle school...

#bored #summerhours #activitiesplanning #iwanttogohomeandread

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Eggs
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Judybskt
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🏖 Beach! We‘re on vacation!
🏖 Sunset
🏖 Yes!!
🏖 Dirty blonde - I think!
🏖 Hi @TheKidUpstairs
#friyayintro
@jesshowbooks

TheKidUpstairs Howdy! Enjoy your vacation! We're heading off on ours today, too 😁🏖 2y
Judybskt Enjoy! 2y
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Judybskt
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🏡A house on the beach! 🏡Succulents on my kitchen windowsill that my daughter planted. 🏡No 🏡Get things done 1st. 🏡Laundry #tellmetuesday @Ke633

Ke633 I love it! Thanks for sharing! 2y
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tammysue
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Set in South Carolina Lowcountry this is a magical feel-good story, first in a series.💛 I read #4 last summer, loved it, knew I had to read them all!
Daughter Caretta is requested to come home to her mamas beach house on Isle of Palms SC. She begins to experience all she‘s been missing in 20y- real friendships, true love + becoming a ‘turtle lady‘ protecting beach nests. Most important, reconnecting with her mama. Sweet fun wonderful book! 5 ☆

SledgeReader @whatshesreadingnow I‘m reading the sequel! Almost done. Host the author at my library on Thursday. Posting about it soon!! Fabuloso!!! 2y
tammysue @SledgeReader You‘re so lucky, that‘s wonderful!!! Will be checking that out when you post! 🙌🏻💗 2y
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lovintoread
The Beach House | Mary Alice Monroe

Has anyone seen the movie on Hallmark? I finally watched it. I am in the middle of Beach House Reunion and thought what a great time to see the movie. WRONG!!! I have disappointed. I feel they left out some of the major and necessary parts that would have endured the movie it my heart like the book is.

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ddonahoo
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I use to be a voracious reader, but not so much now. This book is being made into a movie...Hallmark, I think. I saw the commercial and liked it so decided to get the book. Started reading it this morning and just finished it...nine hours later. If you like emotional, family, coming home books; you should read The Beach House. I‘m heading back to the library for more Mary Alice Monroe books.

SledgeReader Looking forward to an author visit at our #library in June! 2y
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Reecaspieces
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Looking so forward to this!

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Eggs
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#mounttbrchallenge
38 year old Cara returns to her mom's beach cottage to "sort things out". Bittersweet, well developed characters

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4⭐️ A perfect summer beach read exploring the tenuous bonds between a mother and daughter and the opportunity for renewal. In THE BEACH HOUSE each chapter enjoyable alternates perspective between Cara and her mother, Olivia. Read more. https://lharvey250.tumblr.com/post/162358020894/the-beach-house-mary-alice-monro...

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"We don't want to keep Palmer waiting."
"Waiting? For heavens sake! It just isn't polite to arrive right on the dot. Now you slow down a bit, Cara, and show your manners!"

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tjramsey75
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Just got my #beachinbookswap package and I'm out of town!😢Have to wait a few days! Thanks to my buddy!!!! And thanks to @Tiffy_Reads for organizing!!!

tjramsey75 @AccioAlltheBooks are you my buddy?? 3y
AccioAlltheBooks @tjramsey75 I am your buddy! So sorry you have to wait to open it! I hope you enjoy everything! 3y
tjramsey75 Yay! Thanks! I'll let you know when I finally get my hands on that package!! 3y
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Reecaspieces
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So enjoying this beautiful day in the 'Sip! Loving getting lost in this book and listening to the birds chirp! I hope everyone has a fabulous day!

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Left my seat for just one second!! I hope she is enjoying it as much as I am!

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Her face says, "I read the last page" 3y
Reecaspieces @thegirlwiththelibrarybag 😂😂😂knowing her she probably did!!! (edited) 3y
Lynnsoprano So cute!🐶 3y
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Reecaspieces @Lynnsoprano thank you!! Of course I think so!! 3y
britt_brooke 💚💚💚 3y
Lmstraubie That is adorable! 3y
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RobinBryan
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Love this book - especially the turtles!

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janelle
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Just started on this new book - how apt that the opening scene is in the sun, and I'm sitting at a corner of the library where the sun (and warmth) hits.

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