The Beach House & Swimming Lessons

The Beach House & Swimming Lessons
The Beach House\Swimming Lessons

by Mary Alice Monroe

  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release : 2018-04-01
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1488036128
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie, as seen on Hallmark Channel! Known for her moving characters and emotional honesty, New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe brings readers two beautifully rendered stories that explores the fragile yet enduring bond between mothers and daughters THE BEACH HOUSE Caretta Rutledge thought she’d left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind. 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. Upon reconnecting with her mother, she will learn life’s most precious lessons—true love involves sacrifice, family is forever and the mistakes of the past can be forgiven. SWIMMING LESSONS Toy Sooner has dealt with enough rough waves in her troubled past. It’s only been through the enduring love of a close-knit group of women on this tiny island that she’s finally started to find her footing. But as new challenges in her career arise for this young single mother, the choices and demons of her past will catch up to her. Titles originally published in 2002 and 2007.

Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons
A Book

by Mary Alice Monroe

  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release : 2017-05-01
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1488032580
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rediscover this uplifting tale of the healing power of nature and the strength of friendship by New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe. It’s been five years since the original turtle lady, old Miss Lovie Rutledge, passed away, but her legacy lives on with some special women, especially Toy and her daughter, young Little Lovie. Toy Sooner kept her graveside vow to her beloved mentor. She left behind an abusive, dysfunctional lifestyle to become a strong single mother and aquarist at the South Carolina Aquarium. But success has taken its toll, leaving Toy fearful of change and risks. Caretta Rutledge, Florence Prescott and Emmaline Baker have all experienced loss. This summer, with each other’s friendship and support, they will try to make their dreams a reality. The turtle season begins the day Toy rescues a sick sea turtle on the beach. When Toy brings the loggerhead to the aquarium, she begins a turtle hospital with the help of her boss, Ethan. As the summer progresses and the sea turtles take their measured steps toward healing and freedom Toy, Cara, Flo and Emmi must find their own strength to face their fears and move courageously toward their futures. Originally published in 2007

Beach House Memories

Beach House Memories
A Book

by Mary Alice Monroe

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-05-08
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 1439170665
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A tale exploring themes of class, women's rights and domestic abuse in the 1970s American South shares the story of The Beach House's Lovie Rutledge, who reflects on a summer during which a beach vacation to escape her unfaithful, disdainful husband culminates in a fateful romance with a handsome biologist. 75,000 first printing.

The Beach House

The Beach House
A Book

by Mary Alice Monroe

  • Publisher : Mira
  • Release : 2006-05-01
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780778322948
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons
A Book

by Mary Alice Monroe

  • Publisher : Mira Books
  • Release : 2021-07-13
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780778311355
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For one woman, a sea turtle rescue leads to a summer of new beginnings... Toy Sooner kept her vow to her beloved mentor, the original turtle lady of the Isle of Palms. She left behind an abusive, dysfunctional lifestyle to become a strong single mother and an aquarist at the South Carolina Aquarium. But success has taken its toll, leaving Toy fearful of change and risks. It's only been through the enduring love of a close-knit group of women that she's finally started to find her footing. The turtle season begins the day Toy rescues a sick sea turtle on the beach. When Toy brings the loggerhead to the aquarium, she founds a turtle hospital and spends long nights working alongside her boss, Ethan. As the summer progresses and the sea turtles take their measured steps toward healing and freedom, Toy must find the strength within herself to make it safely to shore. A deeply satisfying novel written with an eye to nature and keen insights into the connections between women, Swimming Lessons is perfect for fans of Susan Wiggs and Mary Kay Andrews. The Beach House Book 1: The Beach House Book 2: Swimming Lessons

The Summer's End

The Summer's End
A Book

by Mary Alice Monroe

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-05-19
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1476798737
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A conclusion to the trilogy that includes The Summer Wind finds Mamaw and the three sisters confronting loss and transition after realizing that they will have to sell their beloved Sullivan's Island estate.

The Summer Wind

The Summer Wind
A Book

by Mary Alice Monroe

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-04-28
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1476785570
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Raising her autistic child alone after being abandoned by her husband, Dora, who for years played the role of a perfect wife in a loveless marriage, spends a stormy summer of healing and self-discovery with her half-sisters and grandmother.

The Beach House

The Beach House
A Book

by Mary Alice Monroe

  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release : 2017-01-03
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1488022879
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the New York Times Bestselling Author of On Ocean Boulevard! Caretta Rutledge thought she’d left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind. 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 in wonderful ways 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. The perfect summer read!

The Book Club

The Book Club
A Book

by Mary Alice Monroe

  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Release : 2012-07-01
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1460815165
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On the surface, it's a monthly book club. But for five women, it is so much more. For Eve, whose husband's sudden death cheats her of every security she had planned on, the club is a place of sanctuary. For Annie, a brilliant attorney intent on starting a family late in life, it is the chance to finally let down her guard and dream of other possibilities. For Doris, it is her support group as she acknowledges her dying marriage and finds the ultimate freedom in her husband's betrayal. For Gabriella, the 'perfect' wife, mother and friend who offers support to everyone but is afraid to ask for it herself, it is a sense of community. And for Midge, an artist who has always lived her life against the grain, it is a haven of acceptance. They are five women from different walks of life, embracing the challenge of change. As they share their hopes and fears and triumphs, they will hold fast to the true magic of the book club – friendship.

The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons
A Book

by Mary Alice Monroe

  • Publisher : Mira
  • Release : 2009-07-21
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780778326847
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Beach House

The Beach House
A Book

by J.L. Jarvis

  • Publisher : Bookbinder Press
  • Release : 2019-05-10
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 1942767161
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On the rocky coastline of a Maine fishing village, two people find hope in each other. But their undeniable attraction is on a collision course with their past. Jess Pelletier's life has spun out of control. Her ex-fiancé has broken her heart and the bank—or at least her account—and she's just been laid off. So she takes a bold step. The Maine fishing village of Applecross Cove looks like the perfect refuge for her to retreat and reset her life. When Mark Breton's realtor aunt sends him to Jess with the lease and the key to Jess's house, the key to her heart isn't supposed to be part of the deal. But the guy's pretty hard to ignore. With a heart that's gone rogue, Jess desperately clings to her plan to build a new independent life and business. Fate hasn't given Mark very much reason to trust, but he's come to terms with the accident that derailed his dreams years ago. When his affection for Jess brings his heart back to life, the past comes along with it and looms between them. Now they'll both have to confront it before it shatters their one chance at love. Grab your copy and see why author J.L. Jarvis’s sweet small town romances have delighted thousands of readers.

Beach House Reunion

Beach House Reunion
A Book

by Mary Alice Monroe

  • Publisher : Pocket Books
  • Release : 2020-04-28
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1982123621
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The New York Times bestselling author and “skilled storyteller who never lets her readers down” (Huffington Post) returns to her beloved Beach House series with this “authentic, generous, and heartfelt” (Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author) tale of new beginnings, resilience, and one family’s enduring love. Cara Rutledge returns to her Southern home on the idyllic Isle of Palms. Comforting in its familiarity, it is still rife with painful memories. Only through reconnecting with family, friends, and the rhythms of the lowcountry can Cara let go of the past and open herself to the possibility of a new career and love. Meanwhile, her niece Linnea, a recent college graduate with an uncertain future, leaves her historic home in Charleston, with all its entitlement and expectations, and heads to her aunt’s beach house. On the island, she is free to join the turtle team, learn to surf, and fall in love. Remembering the lessons of her beloved grandmother, Lovie, the original “turtle lady,” Linnea rediscovers a meaningful purpose to her life and finds the courage she needs to break from tradition. In “this tender and openhearted novel of familial expectations, new boundaries, and the power of forgiveness” (Booklist), three generations of the Rutledge family gather together to find the strength, love, and commitment to break destructive family patterns and to forge new bonds that will endure long beyond one summer reunion.

The Butterfly's Daughter

The Butterfly's Daughter
A Book

by Mary Alice Monroe

  • Publisher : Gallery Books
  • Release : 2011-05-03
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781439170618
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Four very different women embark on a transformational journey that follows the migrating monarchs across the United States to Mexico. The story begins when Luz Avila's grandmother, the local butterfly lady, purchases an old, orange VW bug for a road trip home to Mexico. When she unexpectedly dies, Luz is inspired to take her grandmother's ashes home. In the manner of the Aztec myth of the goddess who brings light to the world, Luz attracts a collection of lost women, each seeking change in their lives. The Mexican people believe the monarchs are the spirits of the recently departed and Luz taps into ancient rituals and myths as she follows the spectacular, glittering river of orange monarchs in the sky to home.

Margaritas at The Beach House Hotel

Margaritas at The Beach House Hotel
A Book

by Judith Keim

  • Publisher : Wild Quail Publishing
  • Release : 2021-06-24
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 1954325037
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An upscale hotel like The Beach House Hotel sometimes attracts surprise guests…. Ann and Rhonda continue overseeing their Beach House Hotel along the Gulf Coast of Florida and providing guests with a lovely experience of good eating, relaxation, and the privacy many of them require. When Vice President of the United States, Amelia Swanson, asks them for a favor, Ann and Rhonda agree without realizing it means protecting Amelia’s sister from an abusive husband and a nosy public, including their nemesis, Brock Goodwin, who hopes to gain something from the knowledge. But once they’ve said yes, there’s no going back. Life continues at a busy pace with their families growing baby by baby. Nell, Vaughn’s daughter, has a baby girl; Rhonda’s daughter, Angela, has her second baby, a girl; and Liz, Ann’s daughter, is desperately trying to get pregnant. With all the tension and activity taking place at home and at the hotel, Ann and Rhonda meet in the afternoon when they can for margaritas and private talk. Rhonda, especially, needs Ann’s guidance in how to handle Katherine Smythe, Angela’s mother-in-law, and one of the most irritating people they know. After they have what Rhonda calls a “near-death experience,” they come to realize how lucky they are. And when another wedding takes place at the hotel due to what Rhonda believes is her matchmaking skills, they celebrate life and margaritas at The Beach House Hotel in a whole different way. This is a light-hearted, fun beach read with characters readers love. Be sure and read all the other books in this series: Breakfast at The Beach House Hotel, Lunch at The Beach House Hotel, Dinner at The Beach House Hotel, Christmas at The Beach House Hotel, and the upcoming Dessert at The Beach House Hotel.

Girl In The Mirror

Girl In The Mirror
A Book

by Mary Alice Monroe

  • Publisher : Mira
  • Release : 2004-07-01
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After a vicious encounter forces her to have plastic surgery to forever correct her facial deformity, Charlotte Godowski becomes beautiful Charlotte Godfrey, the darling of Hollywood, but when destiny intervenes causing Charlotte to face her past, she learns that only love can heal a bruised heart. Reprint.

Last Light Over Carolina

Last Light Over Carolina
A Book

by Mary Alice Monroe

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2009-07-14
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN : 1416549706
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a Southern shrimping village, the entire town rallies to find a missing vessel and its captain, Bud Morrison.

Dinner at The Beach House Hotel

Dinner at The Beach House Hotel
A light beach read of two women facing challenges and beating all odds

by Judith Keim

  • Publisher : Wild Quail Publishing
  • Release : 2016-12-08
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 099686377X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The third in a four-book series of light-hearted beach reads about two divorcees who overcome odds to best their exes by converting a seaside mansion into a small boutique hotel on the Gulf Coast of Florida and all the problems that follow. Love and friendship sustain two women who continue to run their upscale, beachside hotel in Florida as life continues to bring unexpected challenges… The Beach House Hotel, the seaside mansion Ann Rutherford and Rhonda DelMonte converted to an upscale, boutique hotel, continues to be a success. Not only is it the spot for breakfast and lunch, it’s become the “IN” place for dinner. The sudden, unexpected deaths of Ann’s ex and his wife, leave the care of their son, Robbie, to Ann’s daughter, Liz, while she is still in college. Ann and Vaughn decide to relieve Liz of this responsibility by adopting Robbie as Rhonda becomes both a mother and grandmother. Vaughn’s plane disappears on a fishing trip in Alaska at the same time they learn investors want to buy the hotel. Ann and Rhonda are faced with one of the biggest decisions of their lives. The hotel is their baby too—their pride and joy. But they know no matter what the future holds, their love and friendship for each other will endure. A light, “beach read” with humor sprinkled in for readers’ enjoyment. Be sure to read the next books in the series! Christmas at The Beach House Hotel, Margaritas at The Beach House Hotel, and Dessert at The Beach House Hotel. Or read the earlier books – Breakfast at The Beach House Hotel and Lunch at the Beach House Hotel And check out Judith Keim’s other series – The Hartwell Women, the Fat Fridays series, the Salty Key Inn series, the Chandler Hill Inn series, the Desert Sage Inn series, and the Seashell Cottage Books that readers are loving. This is a women's fiction novel about family, women's friendships, and strong women facing challenges and succeeding. Contemporary Women’s Fiction, Family Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance Comedy, Mothers and daughters, Divorced women, Surviving Divorce, survival after divorce, contemporary romance, beach read, single moms, finding new love, new beginnings, unlikely friendships, conquering fears after divorce, stories about hotels, women winning

The Islanders

The Islanders
A Book

by Mary Alice Monroe

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2021-06-15
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1534427295
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe comes a beautiful story of friendship, loss, and the healing power of nature in her first book for middle grade readers. Eleven-year-old Jake’s life has just turned upside-down. His father was wounded in Afghanistan, and his mother is going to leave to care for him. That means Jake’s spending the summer on tiny Dewees Island with his grandmother. The island is a nature sanctuary—no cars or paved roads, no stores or restaurants. To make matters worse, Jake’s grandmother doesn’t believe in cable or the internet. Which means Jake has no cell phone, no video games...and no friends. This is going to be the worst summer ever! He’s barely on the island before he befriends two other kids—Macon, another “summer kid,” and Lovie, know-it-all who lives there and shows both Jake and Macon the ropes of life on the island. All three are struggling with their own family issues and they quickly bond, going on adventures all over Dewees Island. Until one misadventure on an abandoned boat leads to community service. Their punishment? Mandatory duty on the Island Turtle Team. The kids must do a daily dawn patrol of the beach on the hunt for loggerhead sea turtle tracks. When a turtle nest is threatened by coyotes, the three friends must find a way to protect it. Can they save the turtle nest from predators? Can Jake’s growing love for the island and its inhabitants (be they two-legged, four-legged, feathered, or finned) help to heal his father?

A Butterfly Called Hope

A Butterfly Called Hope
A Book

by Mary Alice Monroe,Linda Love,Barbara J. Bergwerf

  • Publisher : Sylvan Dell Publishing
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1607188562
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The colorful flowers in Mama's garden reveal a strange-looking creature. "What is it? Does it sting, does it bite?" Join in this photographic journey as the young girl and her mother care for the caterpillar. Watch as it transforms into a chrysalis and then emerges as a beautiful monarch butterfly. How can the young girl "claim" the butterfly as her own but still let it go free?"--

The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons
A Book

by Mary Alice Monroe

  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release : 2018-08-13
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1488038155
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Get swept up again in this heartfelt family drama from New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe. They are the Season sisters, bound by blood, driven apart by a tragedy. Now they are about to embark on a bittersweet journey into the unknown—an odyssey of promise and forgiveness, of loss and rediscovery. Jillian, Beatrice and Rose have gathered for the funeral of their younger sister, Meredith. Her death, and the legacy she leaves them, will trigger a cross-country journey in search of a stranger with the power to mend their shattered lives. As the emotions of the past reverberate into the present, Jillian, Beatrice and Rose search for the girls they once were, in hopes of finding what they really lost: the women they were meant to be. Originally published in 2001