Launch Party with Mary Alice Monroe
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 6-8 p.m.
South Carolina Aquarium
Join us for the exclusive Charleston launch party for New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe’s new book, “Beach House Reunion.”
Tickets are $50 each and include a signed hardcover copy of “Beach House Reunion,” hors d’oeurves, beer and wine, meet and greet with Mary Alice Monroe, and a tour of the Aquarium, including our newest experience, Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery™.
All proceeds support the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Care Center™. To help ensure that sea turtles have a future in our oceans, the Sea Turtle Care Center aids sick and injured sea turtles in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. To date, we have rehabilitated and released 245 sea turtles back into their natural habitats. Learn more.
About “Beach House Reunion”
Whisking you back to the shores of her bestselling Beach House series, Mary Alice Monroe weaves together a tale of the struggles and triumphs of the historic Rutledge family of Charleston, South Carolina. Beautifully wrought and rich with keen insight, this is an illuminating tale of new beginnings, resilience, and one family’s enduring love.
Cara Rutledge returns to her Southern home on the idyllic Isle of Palms. Everything is comfortingly the same, yet each detail is rife with painful memories. Only through reconnecting with family, friends, and the rhythms of the Lowcountry can Cara release the hold of the past and open herself to the possibility of a new love, career, and hope for the future.
Meanwhile, her niece Linnea, a recent college graduate who doesn’t know where her life will take her, leaves her historic home in Charleston, with all its entitlement and expectations, and heads to her aunt’s beach house. On the island, she is part of the freer, natural ocean lifestyle she loves, rejoining the turtle team, learning to surf, and falling in love. Remembering the lessons of her beloved grandmother, Lovie, the original “turtle lady,” Linnea rediscovers a meaningful purpose to her life and finds the courage she needs to break from tradition.
In this heartwarming novel, three generations of the Rutledge family gather together to find the strength, love, and commitment to break destructive family patterns and to forge new bonds that will endure long beyond one summer reunion.