New York Times Bestseller Bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe returns to her beloved Isle of Palms to tell the poignant, charming story of two women, one summer, and one very special beach house.When Cara Rutledge rents out her quaint beach house on Isle of Palms to Heather Wyatt for the entire summer, it s a win win by any standard Cara s generating income necessary toNew York Times Bestseller Bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe returns to her beloved Isle of Palms to tell the poignant, charming story of two women, one summer, and one very special beach house.When Cara Rutledge rents out her quaint beach house on Isle of Palms to Heather Wyatt for the entire summer, it s a win win by any standard Cara s generating income necessary to keep husband Brett s ecotourism boat business afloat, and anxiety prone Heather, an young artist who s been given a commission to paint birds on postage stamps, has a quiet space in which to work and tend to her pet canaries uninterrupted It isn t long, however, before both women s idyllic summers are altered irrevocably the alluring shorebirds and the man who rescues them begin to draw Heather out of the shell she s cultivated toward a world of adventure, and maybe even love at the same time, Cara s life reels with sudden tragedy, and she wishes only to return to the beach house that had once been her port amidst life s storms When Heather refuses to budge from her newfound sanctuary, so begins the unlikeliest of rooming situations While they start out as strangers, as everything around the women falls apart they learn that the only thing they can really rely on is each other And, like the migrating shorebirds that come to the island for the summer, these two women of different generations must rediscover their unique strengths so by su
Beach House for Rent New York Times Bestseller Bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe returns to her beloved Isle of Palms to tell the poignant charming story of two women one summer and one very special beach house When
The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe is a 2017 Gallery Books publication I ve been dying to sink my teeth into this latest installment in the Beach House series by Mary Alice Monroe I ve never been disappointed by one of MAM s novels, but this one is especially poignant and is simply storytelling at its finest Once again, we return to the magical beach house filled with special memories of Lovie, Cara s mother, who stubbornly refused to sell it, eventually handing it down to her daughter Over th [...]
Beach House for Rent is the newest novel from Mary Alice Monroe I have to admit I have not read all her books This book is 4th in a series, but I didn t feel like I missed out on anything having not read the first two books I hate to sound like a broken record, but I found that I laughed and cried in equal measure as I was reading Her character development was flawless, the story so intriguing and the writing was delightful I do not live near the ocean, but I felt the sea air a time or two durin [...]
Beach House for Rent is 4 in Mary Alice Monroe s Beach House series I hadn t read the previous books so I can say this is a very good stand alone, and I am sure lovers of the series would also relish this beautiful addition to it.The characters Cara is just turning fifty and she is having a life crisis While happily married to Brett for the last ten years, she feels she is missing out on something, a passion and purpose in life over and beyond what she has now Once a very successful advertising [...]
I have to thank the publishers and Netgalley for offering me an ARC of this book in exchange for my opinion I loved this book All of MAM s work touches me More than a beach read , her books are comforting, full of old friends, with just enough drama and grief to make us appreciate the joys of life And, as always, she educates us And here, we learn about anxiety, shorebirds, the environment, canaries, and, the great sea turtle Truly a standalone story, but for readers of the Beach House series, a [...]
3.5 StarsMary Alice Monroe is one of my favorite authors While this installment is well worth a read, it is my least favorite in this series The story line didn t hold my attention quite as well as the others One thing for sure, Monroe captures the beauty of the SC coast and delivers perfectly.
There s a reason Mary Alice Monroe is one of the South s most beloved storytellers Another great read by a favorite author
Had been looking forward to reading this book and was so disappointed It was dull and lacked interest and a good storyline
Just finished the latest from MAMevery time I think I can relax with a frothy summer read, she adds a story with unexpected depth Really enjoyed this and liked that a few characters from a different series have cameos Her portrayal of friendships makes you want to go hug your own, and makes you wish some of her characters were not fictional so you can hug them too.
Loved it Definitely a picturesque southern beach read Lowcountry Isle of Palms , the story line really drew me in.
This is the 2nd book I ve read by Mary Alice Monroe This book was an easy, fast read and I really enjoyed it Seems like all my books lately have been a thriller or a crime book so it was nice to read a light read.
This is a very touching book about a couple of women who are trying to find their path after experiencing great difficulties The book was interesting, had some great characters, and a wonderful setting.Cara and Heather are both trying to find direction in their lives Cara is recently widowed and Heather has been almost agoraphobic since her mother s death during Heather s senior year of high school Both of these women need and find healing over the course of a summer in the beach house that belo [...]
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Heather Wyatt s life is turned upside down when her father rents her a beach house for the summer so he can spend time alone with his new wife This is all new to Heather who suffers from anxiety attacks when she s out of her normal environment However, it s the perfect place for her to paint birds for her postage stamp commission that she has been hired to do So, Heather reluctantly agrees with her father s plan.Cara Rutledge is happy to have rented her beach house for the summer as she can use [...]
I feel as if I have just taken a trip to the beach and spent time with friends Mary Alice Monroe creates such wonderful characters that you feel as if you know them and the South Carolina low Country is always an important part of her novels Cara Rutledge is the daughter of Lovie from book 1 and she inherited Lovie s beach house She and her husband, Brett, rent the house out for the summer and just got a rental for the entire summer from Heather a young woman from NC who suffers from extreme soc [...]
Good ending to the Beach House series Easy to follow, especially when you are on vacation at Nags Head, NC I enjoyed this light read the characters were likeable and the writing very good Mary Alice Monroe is a fantastic author in this genre As a side note, I will probably not be posting very much in the near future, as we are waiting to hear from the doctor about a very potentially serious health condition of my husband of 30 years All prayers are appreciated
Cara s mother left her a cottage, Primrose, on the Isle of Palms, South Carolina and even though it s quite old, she refuses to sell it the land is worth a fortune , because it means so much to her Cara and her husband rent out the house for the summer to an artist, Heather, who has the incredible task of painting shorebirds for postage stamps Heather struggles with some major social anxieties and normally keeps to herself, but that is hard to do on the Isle of Palms For starters, Bo Stanton is [...]
What an enjoyable book You have Heather, a super introvert who has panic attacks when dealing with anything She has pretty much become a recluse Her father rents the beach house for the summer so that Heather can work on her commission of painting beach birds as postage stamps Then there is Cara, owner of the beach house A tragedy sends her into a tailspin and she needs a place to live so she moves back to the beach house The book covers what a family means and that doesn t mean blood relatives [...]
An enchanting beach story of two strong willed women struggling to overcome emotional hardships while surrounded by good friends and the healing power of nature SUMMARYCara Rutledge loved the quaint yellow cottage perched on a dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean Primrose Cottage has weathered the storms and the sunshine on the Isle of Palms for eighty five years This isolated island is where Cara had learned to swim, fish and climb trees as she was growing up This is where she met and married th [...]
I love beach books and wish I had been on the beach reading it I wasn t but that didn t keep from enjoying this easy read There were some moments that I had a gasp moment of something I didn t expect I like the little surprises and how she touched on a sensitive subject, anxiety.
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Cara Rutledge is a 50 year old woman who is happily married to the love of her life, but she feels that something is missing Once an advertising agent known for her take no prisoners attitude, she has settled way down in a small beach town in the Carolinas When one event upturns her entire world she starts to question who she is and what her purpose in life is Going home to her mother s beach house s [...]
I took a break from the dark side for a little venture to the Beach House Even though this is a book in a series by Mary Alice Monroe it can be read as a stand alone Cara had left her career in the ad market years ago, felt something was missing in her life She loved her husband desperately she just felt something was lacking in her life Little did she know her life was going to take another drastic turn.Heather is an introvert with an anxiety disorder due to her father s marriage she is being r [...]
See the full review at HarlequinJunkieBeach House for Rent was a lovely story about starting over, healing, and of friendship Set on the Isle of Palms, a serene, magical place with an abundance of local shorebirds and marine life, this lushly written novel had plenty of heart and Southern warmth for readers to savor.There s nothing like a book by Mary Alice Monroe, with her beautiful descriptions of the Lowcountry and the vivid pictures she paints about the way of life in that region I ve read s [...]
Mary Alice Monroe is one of my favorite authors and every summer I look forward to her new book I was excited to see this was about Cara and I loved the addition of Heather and Bo I feel though that the argument and the heart attack after the argument has been done before numerous times in this type of book I would have liked to see something original I would have also liked to see me re development in the friendship between Cara and Heather I really didn t like Cara in the end with her comment [...]
Wow What a deeply emotional book that will surely relate to so many who have suffered loss and need to redefine their lives A newcomer to the Isle of Palms, Heather Wyatt finds herself outside the boundaries of her comfort zone Life had not been kind to Heather, and the thought of being on her own for the first time in her life intensified the anxiety that had plagued her since enduring a horrific tragedy Could she feel safe and at home while living in this beautiful seaside community Her rental [...]
Mary Alice Monroe has done it again A must read for everyone who loves the Low country, the beach, and Southern grace at it s finest The story of true love and overcoming changes that life dishes out when we least expect it Loss and grief, a part of the circle of life Mary Alice writes a story that fills your heart with joy and each page allows the reader an opportunity to truly feel the character s emotions as they take the next step on their journey Being able to relate to the characters withi [...]
I feel sort of dumb because I started this book without realizing it was the fourth in a series But then, you know what else is sort of dumb This book.Zing Not garbage, just sort of dumb.
I have been a long time fan of Mary Alice Monroe s books From Beach House to Skyward to Time Is A River, and then her Lowcountry Summer Series, I have savored her love of the Lowcountry of South Carolina I have learned about sea turtles and their habits, their amazing journeys to and from the ocean I have witnessed through her words the survival of sea birds and their habitats, how we all play a part in the conservation of the flora and fauna native to the area and the importance of doing no har [...]
I have loved every one of Mary Alice Monroe s books, and this one also follows my favorite genre relationships and friendships.Mary Alice Monroe writes with so much depth, that each time, she takes a sliver of my heart with her words I fall in love with her writing every time I read it She is one author who is close to my heart This story too follows the language of love and friendship and deals with 2 women from 2 generation co existing together Both Cara and Heather share the beach house and t [...]
The fourth book in Mary Alice Monroe s Beach House series can be read as a standalone Yes, it s interesting if readers know the background of Cara Rutledge s family, but Primrose is a cottage that welcomes newcomers That s why there s a Beach House for Rent.Cara Rutledge may have some money problems, but she s not about to let her brother, Palmer, push her into selling the Isle of Palms beach house that has been owned for eighty five years by the women in her family This house held the family m [...]
ARC provided by the author for an honest review Beach House for Rent is the fourth book in the Beach House series by Mary Alice Monroe This was a touching story of two women finding their way in life Cara Rutledge is at a point in her life where she is not sure what direction she wants to go in She is fifty and happily married to the love of her life They have been married for ten years They attempted to have children, but after five miscarriages, they decided to live with just the two of them T [...]