It wouldn’t be summer without a new book from beloved author Mary Alice Monroe. Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of 23 novels, including her newest On Ocean Boulevard, releasing on May 19th, 2020. On Ocean Boulevard is the sixth installment of the Beach House series.
More than 7.5 million copies of her books have been published worldwide, and she’s earned numerous accolades and awards. Her bestselling novel The Beach House was made into a Hallmark Movie. However, more important than her literary accomplishments is her work with various nature conservancy groups in the Carolinas.
In conjunction with several of her novels, Mary Alice has delved deep into the world of research with Bottlenose dolphins, monarch butterflies, shorebirds, and loggerhead sea turtles weaving a story between the animals and her characters. Her sometimes up-close experiences, including a research program with the Dolphin Research Center in Florida and volunteering with the Leatherback Trust in South Carolina, has given her a lifelong passion and appreciation for the wild habitat she lives in.
Her New Book On Ocean Boulevard
The New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Guests returns at long last to her beloved Beach House series in this breathtaking novel about one family’s summer of forging new beginnings against the enduring beauty and resilience of the natural world.
It’s been sixteen years since Caretta “Cara” Rutledge has returned home to the beautiful shores of Charleston, South Carolina. Over those years, she has weathered the tides of deaths and births, struggles and joys. And now, as Cara prepares for her second wedding, her life is about to change yet again.
Meanwhile, the rest of the storied Rutledge family is also in flux. Cara’s niece Linnea returns to Sullivan’s Island to begin a new career and an unexpected relationship. Linnea’s parents, having survived bankruptcy, pin their hopes and futures on the construction of a new home on Ocean Boulevard. But as excitement over the house and wedding builds, a devastating illness strikes the family and brings plans to a screeching halt. It is under these trying circumstances that the Rutledge family must come together yet again to discover the enduring strength in love, tradition, and legacy from mother to daughter to granddaughter.
Like the sea turtles that come ashore annually on these windswept islands, three generations of the Rutledge family experience a season of return, rebirth, and growth.
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