The Beach House Book Review
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The Beach House – Book Review (Mary Alice Monroe)

The Beach House written by Mary Alice Monroe is one of my all-time favorite beach-setting novels. (Do not confuse this for the book written by author James Patterson with the same title.)

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The Beach House Book Review

This book is a great environmental fiction book similar to other works of this author and has special focus of the life cycle of the endangered loggerhead turtles tied into the story beautifully.

Caretta Rutledge comes back to her mother’s house in Charleston, South Carolina reluctantly. This is after losing her job at a big Chicago Ad agency. Added to it is heartache in her relationship with her boyfriend.

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Perfect setting

The main story is around the picturesque Isle of Palms and the scenic descriptions by the author makes the readers feel as if they are virtually on the spot.

Not only the location is beautiful, Cara’s dying mother, Lovie, is also part of a great environmental volunteer group that helps preserve the loggerhead turtles.

Lovie maintains a beautiful primrose cottage on the beach, which she wants to share with her daughter and reconcile their longstanding differences. Also, she takes in a young pregnant woman to save her from a abusive relationship.

The verdict

The author is an expert at pulling the heartstrings of the reader with her extraordinary setting and dialogues. Also, she introduces the romantic element in a very cute and magnetic fashion.

I was literally hooked to the book because of its beauty in the settings as well beauty in the story. I want to live in such a cute beach house too!! Dream on ๐Ÿ™‚

The characters are rich and the story line is solid. The complexity of relationships within a family is portrayed very realistically.

The Beach House is definitely a great find to add to your fiction collection.

The next time you head out for a relaxing beach day out, be sure to pack this book too ๐Ÿ™‚

Buy it now on Amazon available as The Beach House.

The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe is a cute romance that cannot be missed. Loggerhead turtles, beach cottages, scent of the sea, all these and more will pull you into it.
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About Priyadarshini Rajendran 210 Articles
Priyadarshini Rajendran is a travel enthusiast, avid reader and a passionate writer. She has a few of her books published and is writing more books. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a software consultant taking breaks for her travels. Her blog is her passion and she writes about travel, books and food on the blog. She offers customized itineraries for South Indian destinations.

12 Comments Posted

  1. This looks like a good book to read while on vacation. Or during my off times from school. I will have to put it on my Amazon wishlist for later.

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