The Beach House - Mary Alice Monroe

The Beach House

By Mary Alice Monroe

  • Release Date: 2017-01-03
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 499 Ratings


Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Beach House! The most fulfilling journey is one that leads back home…

"Mary Alice Monroe is helping to redefine the beauty and magic of the Carolina Lowcountry. Every book she has written has felt like a homecoming to me."
—Pat Conroy

Twenty years ago, Caretta Rutledge left her Southern roots far behind for a successful career as a businesswoman in Chicago. But an unusual request from her mother—coming just as her own life is spinning out of control—has Cara heading back to the scenic Lowcountry of her childhood summers.

Before long, the rhythms of the island open her heart 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 lessons—true love involves sacrifice, family is forever and the mistakes of the past can be forgiven.

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.


  • The beach house

    By Pat whose angry
    I really liked the book and I looked forward to the informational bits about the turtles at the beginning of each chapter.the life of the turtle and the life of the story flowed together nicely.
  • Awesome Book!

    By Ann and jim
    Really enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down until I had finished reading the whole book.
  • The Beach House

    By PushpushStable
    I seldom write reviews. This book touched my heart and renewed my soul. The prose is beautifully written taking the reader to the landscape. The life lessons are reminders that nature and love can weave a healing bond.
  • Perfect summer read

    By JessMcCubbz
    Just what I want for June!
  • One of the best books I’ve read in ages!

    By 1 Banker
    I read a lot. A LOT. This book stands head & shoulders above any that I’ve read in a very long time. I won’t even try o lol you why it’s so good. Just do yourself a favor & buy it. And whatever you are reading, read this book next.
  • The beach house

    By Daisystar1
    Enjoyed this story. Good read. Characters interesting!