Beach House Memories - Mary Alice Monroe

Beach House Memories

By Mary Alice Monroe

  • Release Date: 2012-05-08
  • Genre: Family
Score: 4
From 316 Ratings


New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe's Southern-set classic Beach House Memories, the sequel to The Beach House, now a Hallmark Channel movie starring Andie MacDowell!

Autumn brings haunting beauty to the sun-soaked dunes on Isle of Palms, where Lovie Rutledge lives in her beloved Primrose Cottage. As seasons change, Lovie remembers one special summer…

In 1974, America is changing, but Charleston remains eternally the same. When Lovie married aristocratic businessman Stratton Rutledge, she turned over her fortune and fate to his control. But she refused to relinquish one thing: her family’s old seaside cottage. Precious summers with her children are Lovie’s refuge from social expectations and her husband’s philandering. Here, she is the “Turtle Lady,” tending the loggerhead turtles that lay eggs in the warm night sand and then slip back into the sea.

In the summer of ’74, biologist Russell Bennett visits to research the loggerheads. Their shared interest soon blooms into a passionate, profound love—forcing Lovie to face an agonizing decision. Stratton’s influence is far-reaching, and if she dares to dream beyond a summer affair, she risks losing her reputation, her wealth, even her children.

This emotional tale of a strong woman torn between duty and desire, between tradition and change, is an empowering journey through the seasons of self-discovery. Until this autumn, this time of winds and tides, of holding on and letting go…


  • A Beautiful an Endearing Story!

    By tlea7000
    An endearing story with so many lessons. I read this and The Beach House at the same time following the time line, making it so much more powerful. From a Lowcountry native, Thank You!
  • Beach House Memories

    By The Beach House
    Absolutely loved this book! I read the first one, "The Beach House," about 8 years ago and read it again as soon as I finished this one. Highly recommend!
  • Great book!

    By austinharmony
    I loved this book! It was a great and easy read with a different yet intriguing plot. As angry as some of her decisions made me being from the South I clearly understood them. I especially loved the ending.
  • Great

    By Plgzuz
    Loved this book. Great read