"A five hanky reading experience"
Cara Rutledge may start believing bad things do come in
threes. She lost her job; her boy friend knew she was
unemployed before she did but failed to tell her making her
wonder about their relationship; and her mother, needing to
see her, asks Cara to return to South Carolina.
Reluctantly, Cara decides to visit her mom Lovie, a card-
carrying member of the Turtle Ladies.
In Isle of Palms, South Carolina Cara learns that her mom
is dying. Still, the pending mortality fails to ease the
acrimonious estrangement between mother and daughter that
grew over the years faster than the cancer destroying
Lovie's body. Time is running out and if this pair cannot
reconcile their differences through their love for one
another, both will go to their graves filled with regret.
THE BEACH HOUSE is a poignant contemporary tale that
provides a deep message of the importance of forgiving in
relationships before it is too late. The story line is
loaded with angst and plenty of tears because the two women
not only seem authentic, but also they feel like you and me
as many readers have held grudges for years. Mary Alice
Monroe turns up the passion and compassion with this plea
of not to wait until its too late to reconciliate tale that
requires a crate of tissues nearby.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 25, 2002