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, American, Southern

Reviews Beach House Reunion (Beach House #5)

  • Julie
    Beach House Reunion by Mary Alice Monroe is a 2018 Gallery Books publication. Summer just wouldn’t be summer without a visit to Cara Rutledge’s beach house! Just when you think this series couldn’t get any better- it does! It’s been three years since Cara’s life turned on dime… again. After a huge emotional gut-punch, Cara rose to the occasion and battled to find her way again. Despite her determination and bravery, I still felt her f...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Two women coming home for two different reasons to the place they loved and the place with many memories.Linnea had finished college, and Cara was coming home to be with family.Linnea came home from college and had no choice but to return, and really didn’t want to be in her childhood home with all the drama and the rules.Cara came home because her husband had passed away a few years earlier, she adopted a friend’s baby, and she wanted to hav...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Sherri Thacker
    Good summer read. Read this in a day. This is my 3rd book by Mary Alice Monroe.
  • Toni
    "Her Mama used to say that barrier islands protected the mainland from the storms. But in truth, the marshes protected the islands from the stress of the mainland."Cara agreed with her Mama, life was different on the islands, and that's why she was coming back to stay. After three years away, the death of her husband, Cara, now 53, has quit her job and is returning to the beloved Beach House on the Isle of Palms, off the coast of South Carolina, ...
  • Chris Conley
    The Beach House books are so lovely. Each one is like a visit to the low country. The turtle ladies have a wonderful surprise in this book. Cara also seems to have resolved her life in a delightful way.
  • Mary
    Another wonderful journey back to the beach. MAM's writing is flawless as always. Her stories make me long for a family, a beach house, the ocean. As always, the sea turtle stories choked me up. This is more than a beach read. There's so much information about wildlife and conservation, done in an entertaining way. Loved it.
  • 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 ...
  • Yvonne
    Cara Rutledge is heading home to Charleston, South Carolina where the beach house she inherited from her mother is located. Cara’s past haunts her, but she’s determined to put it behind her and start living again.Cara’s niece, Linnea, is looking to put her life on track as well. Now that she’s a college graduate, she needs to figure out her career and what direction her life will go. Unfortunately, she has to escape her family’s plans f...
  • Elizabeth
    Mary Alice Monroe is another favorite author of mine. I love most books taking place in the South and on the beach, so this is my kind of book. I have also come to love "Turtle Time." We have stayed at several resorts where turtles are welcomed and the beaches protected so that the eggs will hatch without human intervention.I really enjoyed this book. I love the turtle information the author includes and the story brought back some of my favorite...
  • 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...
  • Sue
    A HUGE thank you to Mary Alice Monroe for writing this Beach House series!! I enjoyed it SO much!!! This final book brings everything to a conclusion with the characters. If you have been reading heavier stuff - you may just might like a change - take yourself to Primrose Cottage on the Isle of Palms (a future trip for my husband I sooner than later I hope) and enter into the lives of Lovie and her family and extended friends - you will not be so...
  • Mrs Mommy Booknerd
    #FirstLine ~ All roads lead home.Nothing says summer like a great book from Mary Alice Monroe. Beach House Reunion is such a delight. I love this entire series. There is something for everyone in this book and in the series. You get a wonderful setting, a great story and characters that you cannot help but adore. There are truths about life in this story. Truths that readers will relate to, truths that they will connect with and truth that will m...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Debbie
    First off, I want to say that this book in the series was much better for me than number 4, it was too morbid and sad. It's a beach and holiday book. Let's not get tied down with sad things.And now my review:We are back on Isle of Palms and the Rutledge family is in turmoil brought about by previous family influences and a more common destroyer of families.Cara has big changes in her life and lets Palmer in on a very big secret. One that has plag...
  • Marla
    Very enjoyable summer read. Even though this is book 5 in a series, I think you can enjoy it without reading any of the ones before it. I happened to have read book 4 but not 1-3 and I enjoyed both of them. I liked the characters although I wanted to smack Palmer, he was such an ass.
  • Janet Friesner
    A nice addition to the Beach House series. Loved the paragraphs at the start of each chapter with the information about the sea turtles. Was priviledged to see them laying their eggs many years ago when we first moved to Florida. Enjoyed the novel. Read the whole book yesterday. Loved the ending where the family came together as they did. Would truly recommend it. But like others, they mean so much more when you read the whole series.
  • Bonnie Plante
    Reading this book is like swinging on a porch swing with a glass of cold sweet tea on a sultry summer afternoon. It is just that comfortable. Maybe it's because I'm from the south & have grown up going to the coast nearly every summer of my life, or maybe it's because I'm a sucker for a good beach read, I'm not sure. I just know that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. For me, it was just a feel good story. There is something magical about salt, sand...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mary
    This book is a follow up to some of the other beach house books by Mary Alice Monroe. It is set on an outer bank island off Charleston, South Carolina. It follows the same families and friends as other beach books. The mix of people shares fun, love, heartache, anger, resentment and some a love of loggerhead turtles. Every few chapters begin with information about the loggerhead turtles. I have read other beach books by Monroe' and really enjoyed...
  • Nicole
    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway.What a beautiful novel! Mary Alice Monroe is a powerful storyteller. I feel both the turmoil and joy that the characters experience. She makes life real by introducing a realistic approach to the bad. I recommend reading the series in order but this could stand alone.
  • 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...
  • BookGypsy
    I loved this! I'm so happy that it continued with this story. I could never get enough. A beautiful story that made me laugh,made me cry and of course the turtles! Always beautifully written.
  • Lesa
    For a while, Mary Alice Monroe wrote one of her Beach House books every five years. I'll admit, it always took time for me to remember the family and the relationships. Fortunately for those of us who love to go back to the Isle of Palms, Beach House Reunion was published only one year after Beach House for Rent. Three years have passed, and it's time for the Rutledge women to once more return to the refuge of Primrose Cottage on the Isle of Palm...
  • Jencey/
    Thank you to Gallery Books and Mary Alice Monroe for sending me a copy of Beach House Reunion. I was given this copy in exchange for an honest review. The perfect way to begin the summer is to make another trip to the beach house. It is three years after the events of the previous book Beach House for Rent which has been reviewed here. Also I hope that everyone has seen the Beach House movie that so perfectly introduced readers to Lovie’s famil...
  • 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...