I will be sharing Mary Alice Monroe’s latest in a few weeks. Today we are discussing Beach House Memories which is the sequel to the Beach House. This is the perfect novel to prepare for the summer.
Every summer Olivia Rutledge (Lovey) prepares to take her to children Palmer and Cara to their beach house in the Isle of Palms. This beach house has been in her family for generations. Lovey inherited it from her mother. The summer of 1974 is different because of a turtle study that takes place on the Isle of Palm. The leader of the study is Dr. Russell Bennett. Does he know who Lovey is on the island? Once he is brought up to speed he and Lovey partner to take on the turtle study together. Will they partner in anything else? Once the choice is made how will this impact Lovey’s family?
As I mentioned above this novel is a great way to prepare for those beach reads that are coming soon! When reading a Mary Alice Monroe novel there is always a sea creature involved. The creature in this novel is the Loggerhead turtles. It includes the rich history of the south.
This novel is plotted well. It had some twists that I did not expect. There were times I wanted to sit down next to Lovey and give her advice. It was worth finishing and see where it might lead!