On Ocean Boulevard by: Mary Alice Monroe

Publication Date: May 19, 2020

Description from the Publishers through Netgalley

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. “Authentic, generous, and heartfelt” (Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author), On Ocean Boulevard is Mary Alice Monroe at her very best.

My Review

Reading about the beaches of Charleston, South Carolina and my favorite characters, I was transported. I adore this series and I was so happy to escape from the Pandemic that is happening outside my door. I loved returning to the Turtle Ladies and see what was happening from the perspective of a younger character.

I read this so quickly because I wanted to see what happened but then I was made at myself because the book was over. I highly recommend this series if you want books about female friendships, sea turtles, beach life and romance.

I gave this book 5 crowns.

I received an E- ARC from the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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