Beach House Reunion (Beach House #5) by Mary Alice Monroe

Beach House Reunion (Beach House #5)

Whisking you back to the shores of her bestselling Beach House series, Mary Alice Monroe weaves together a tale of the struggles and triumphs of the historic Rutledge family of Charleston, South Carolina. Beautifully wrought and rich with keen insight, this is an illuminating tale of new beginnings, resilience, and one family's enduring love.Cara Rutledge returns to her Southern home on the idyllic Isle of Palms. Everything is comfortingly the sa...

Details Beach House Reunion (Beach House #5)

TitleBeach House Reunion (Beach House #5)
Release DateMay 22nd, 2018
PublisherGallery Books
GenreFiction, Romance, Womens Fiction

Reviews Beach House Reunion (Beach House #5)

  • Lisa
    Beach House ReunionMary Alice MonroeMY RATING ⭐⭐⭐⭐▫PUBLISHER Gallery BooksPUBLISHED May 22, 2018 Beach House Reunion is light and breezy and a joy to read. SUMMARYBeach House Reunion is the fifth novel in the Beach House series by Mary Alice Monroe. The series weaves together the triumphs and struggles of the Rutledge family of Charleston South Carolina. Beachhouse Reunion is a tale of new beginnings, as Cara Rutledge, 53, returns from ...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON MAY 23, 2018."BEACH HOUSE REUNION was a very pleasant, heartwarming read that made you want to for the most part be in the Rutledge family and in Primrose Cottage as well as Sullivan's Island.Everything about the book was comfy and inviting.The characters and the beachy setting were quite pleasant.Learning about loggerheads, surfing, seeing the love between family members and others, and joining in the family fun are some o...
  • Ann
    I adore this series and love just about everything Mary Alice Monroe writes. She pulls you into the tale as if you're sitting on the beach with Cara and Linnea. Isle of Palms, South Carolina sounds like my dream home when it's off season. I love "hearing" all the ladies reminiscing about Lovey and her Turtle Rescue program. The story centers on Cara returning to the Beach House and getting involved with the rescue program. She welcomes her niece ...
  • Sharon Huether
    Two generations of the Rutledge family weather the storms of family life in Charleston S.C. Cara the sister comes back to reconnect with family members and friends after she was recently widowed.Linnea, Cara's niece comes to Cara's home on the beach to find her calling after college graduation.With their strength they stuck together to heal the broken family.At last Cara reveals a long held secret that gives her brother's family hope.I won this F...
  • Lisa Wingate
    Isle of Palms, turtle rescue, tragedy, recovery, and complicated family dynamics combine to make Mary Alice Monroe's newest a true gem. The bonds of friends, family, neighbors, and generations take center stage in Cara and Linnea's story. Both have lessons to learn and lessons to deliver. Past pain need not be the predictor of a painful future. We all have the ability to change old habits, choose new paths, and forge the future into something bey...
  • Patricia Romero
    I am so happy that Cara is back home on Isle of Palms. And she brought a pretty great surprise with her! Facing memories of her late husband and the special bond they had, as well as wishing her mother, Lovie, was still here to give her advice, she plows forward much like her beloved Loggerhead Turtles.While she settles back into life at Primrose Cottage, her niece, Linnea, has graduated from college and is at loose ends. Feeling stifled in her f...
  • Linda
    Have you ever read a book that pulls you in from the very first sentence? That’s how I felt reading Mary Alice Monroe’s new novel, Beach House Reunion. Cara, widowed for three years, is coming home to the Isle of Palms, bringing Hope, the baby she recently adopted. When she finds she needs child care help to successfully work from home, she asks her niece Linnea, a recent college graduate who has not yet found a full time job to stay with her...
  • Linda Zagon
    “Beach House Reunion” by Mary Alice Monroe, is an entertaining, captivating, emotional and heartwarming novel. “Beach House Reunion” is the fifth book in the Beach House Series, but it can be read by itself. The Genres for this book are Fiction, Women’s Giveaway, with an essence of ghost-like feeling. The timeline of this story is set in the present, unless it goes to the past where it pertains to the characters or events. The story tak...
  • Donna Hines
    Is it possible to love again after losing a beloved spouse? Will the cycle of abuse be broken once and for all? Will the past lead to a brighter future when the truth is finally exposed for good?Beach House Reunion involves 3 generations of The Rutledge Family.In some ways they are go getters but in other ways they are stuck re-living the past and either way they need to uncover their true happiness, passion, and zest for life.Will it be too late...
  • Marjorie
    The beach house is alive again! Cara Rutledge has come home to the Isle of Palms and Primrose Cottage to restart her life. At 53, she has adopted Hope, who is only a year old. She needs to build her career and find a way to lessen her grief from the loss of her husband, Brett. Since three years have gone by, she knows she needs to move on with life. Cara is flooded with memories as she settles in, especially of her mother, Lovie. A hint of jasmin...
  • Corey
    This is the 5th installment of the Beach House series with Mary Alice Monroe and it was a fantastic entry to the series! This novel is set 3 years after the last, Beach House For Rent. Unlike some of the previous entries into this series, this novel focuses solely on two members of the Rutledge family: Cara and Linnea. All of the characters from the previous novels do make an appearance or small cameo, along with Carson from the "Summer Girls" se...
  • Pam Shue
    This review is from my mother Myra Spainhour: (Mine to follow after I read the book.) I have read all of Mary Alice Monroe's books, and until now, Beach House Memories was my absolute favorite; although, I loved all of the others too. I must say Beach House Reunion is at the top of my “favorites” list now. I read it in a day and a half because I simply couldn’t put it down. I loved the way you brought all of your previous characters back an...
  • Danielle Urban
    Beach House Reunion by Mary Alice Monroe is a great read featuring family, relationships, commitment, and love. A family torn by traditions and new beginnings is found inside these pages. A daughter who went to college, earned her degree, and is home looking for a job. Her father is pushing her to work for him. Her brother is forced to go to the same college as his dad and to work for the family business. This caused a tidal wave that is felt by ...
  • Sue
    It was a chilly grey Saturday in my part of NC but I spent the weekend at the beach and never left home! Reading a Mary Alice Monroe book is like taking a vacation at the beach - her love of the lowcounty shines through in her books and her descriptions of the area make you feel like you're there.This is book 5 in the Beach House series. It can be read as a stand-alone but all of the books in the series are so good that you need to read them all!...
  • Diane
    Beach House Reunion (Beach House #5) by author Mary Alice Monroe is about family drama, love, and family forgiveness. I have enjoyed reading each book Mary Alice Monroe has written. This book has more family drama for the three Rutledge women. Cara comes back to Primrose Cottage with a baby, Palmer and Julia are having serious problems, Linnea and Cooper each have distress about their futures, and even Big Girl makes an appearance. The story is a...
  • Judy Beetem
    I was lucky to receive an advance copy of Beach House Reunion. Really lucky because I read, and loved the other 4 Beach House books as well as many others by Mary Alice Munroe. The fifth and last book in the series begins with Cara Rutlege returning to Primrose Cottage three years after she left after her beloved husband's death. This time she is accompanied by her new baby daughter, Hope. Best friends Emmi and Flo are there as are characters tha...
  • Amanda Earnhardt
    Cara Rutledge returns to her cherished family beach home in Isle of Palms, South Carolina after living in Tennessee for three years. She has missed her support system of friends and family and desperately needs their help because of a sudden life altering decision that she has made. In Beach House Reunion, the reader is reconnected with characters from the previous Beach House books including a very comforting ghost. Mary Alice Monroe is a gifted...
  • Machelle Morningstar
    I love Mary Alice Monroe’s books, especially the Beach House series. We’re invited back to the house with old friends, and what a reunion it is!! Cara comes home to the beach with quite a surprise for family and friends. The story is amazing in itself, but weaving in and out of the book is sea turtle nesting season, action at the new Sea Turtle Recovery at the South Carolina Aquarium, even reuniting us with another, and beloved, old friend. T...
  • Pamela Hutchins
    This novel carries on in The Beach House tradition, with love, family challenges, and new beginnings. It's told from the perspective of Cara, who's recovering from tragedy and celebrating new love(s), and Linnea, who is grounding herself in family and her past as she seeks inspiration to break from tradition and forge her own path.I literally cannot wait to have Mary Alice Monroe on my radio show, Wine Women & Writing, to talk about this book. Th...
  • Sherry
    4.5 stars Welcome back to the Isle of Palms and the Beach House. Cara Rutledge returns home to raise her daughter. Loved reconnecting with the whole Rutledge family, as well as the Turtle Ladies, Emmi, Toy, Flo, and meeting some new characters.All families have issues of some kind. But this large extended family of blood and friends helps each other work through issues and try to break destructive habits.It is a heartwarming feel-good book.
  • Cindee
    Thank you to @netgalley for the advance reader copy of this book. It’s my first by this author. It’s a sweet story about love, friendship and family. I enjoyed the characters so much. The author described the area perfectly. I want to find that beach house and spend a summer there. All the references to turtles were so good! I learned a lot. I just might pick up another one of Mar Alice Monroe’s books in the future.
  • Debbie
    I enjoyed this book. I must say I miss Brett. A lot of changes for the family in this story. All in all a good addition to the series.
  • Alaina Maxam
    I really enjoyed this book. Especially the little parts about the turtles. This story has a little bit of everythng, romance, mystery and everything else
  • Carol
    Received this in a Simon & Schuster giveaway and so happy I was selected to receive it. Thank for for a great book! Fast moving with so many wonderful believable characters involved in a great story line. This is the first book I've read by Mary Alice Monroe and now I want to read all her previous ones!
  • Erin Stetler
    What a great read. This is the first I've read from this author and it won't be the last. A sweet book of three generations of family who get together to find the strength to break harmful decisions and patterns. I loved all the characters and what they were dealing with. Will definitely be looking for more from this author.
  • Annabelle Flintwood
    This is one of those rare books in a series where you don’t need to have read everything that cam before it to thoroughly enjoy it. Cara Rutledge is privileged in every way yet she still has a past that is full of pain and heart ache. She returns to where she grew up and must confront and over come the abandonment issues she ran from.Her niece Linnea, who I found a little bit annoying as a character goes to the family beach house which is a bit...
  • Stephanie Brown
    Life and love have a way of coming full circle. In the latest book by Mary Alice Monroe that is just what she did with her last book in completing the Beach House series about the circle of life for the Rutledge family. I have so enjoyed seeing the love of this family grow over the generations with each book read. I have also been so blessed for the past three years to receive an advanced copy of her latest book to read and review. My books have ...
  • Finnessa
    *Thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author for providing me with an early copy in exchange for an honest review.* First off, I’ll say that this is my first Beach House book. After reading this one I’m not sold on going back to read the other books or any future ones. Cara has returned to Charleston after years away and hopes to reconnect with her family and find a way to move on with her life after her husband’s death. We also hear...
  • Leslie Phillips
    For longtime readers of Mary Alice Monroe’s beach series, started in 2002, you’ll find yourself once again smack dab in the middle of Cara Rutledge’s life when she returns to her mother Lovey’s beach house after a 3 year absence. Primrose Cottage comes to life with the many characters in and around it—Cara and her newly adopted daughter, Hope, her cheery canary Moutarde, her best friends and neighbors Emmi and Flo, and her niece/nanny L...