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Diane handles our large children\'s section and co-owns the store. Being a retired teacher with over 30 years of service to the Dekalb County School District she has an advantage of knowing the ins and outs of the younger generation and what they like to read. She also likes to read historical fiction and regular fiction.

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  • Beach House Reunion
  • Mary Alice Monroe
  • ISBN: 9781501193293
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Pub Date: 05/2018
  • Pages: 416
  • Format: Hardcover
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With “Beach House Reunion,” Mary Alice Monroe renews her Rutledge family/beach house saga with gusto—heartbreak, determination, and love.


Cara Rutledge has a major life change which leads to another and another and another.  She comes to know and accept herself, free herself from the past, and move on with her life—embracing it all fully.


Linnea Rutledge, niece of Cara, has just graduated from college, but with no job prospects or even a clue as to what kind of real-life profession she wants to enter.  The summer (at home with parents) looms ominously—boring and restricted—and then what?


The lives of the two women become intertwined in both the present and future tenses, along with the rest of their family and longtime friends.


In several parts of the book, I was moved to tears.  In others, I laughed out loud with pleasure. The addition of the information on sea turtles adds an air of genuineness to the story.  Hurry to buy this book as soon as it’s available in May, but be sure you have plenty of time to read before you begin. You won’t be able to put this one down!


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