Having been born and raised in the Northeast, stories set in South Carolina’s Lowcountry are about as far as I can get from what I know. Which is why I started reading Mary Alice Monroe’s Beach House series in the first place and became hooked. On Ocean Boulevard is the sixth book in the series. And while it could certainly stand alone, it helps to have read some or all of the other books. Reading this book was a comfort and a delight. Nice to get back into the lives of people you’ve come to know.
We are back on the Isle of Palms. The loggerhead turtles are preparing to return to nest on the beach. And Linnea, who had moved to California, is back. Cara is carrying on the traditions of her mother. Now 55 years old and a widow, a mother to Hope (who she adopted,) Cara is preparing to wed David. Cara‘s brother Palmer (Linnea’s father) is building a spec home next to the Beach House.
Life for the Rutledge family continues to have its ups and downs and how enjoyable it is to have them back. Fans of the series will love this book and new fans will be pleased to join in. Looking forward to book number seven. Keep ‘em coming Ms. Monroe.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars.
Publication Date: May 19, 2020.
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