About the Author
Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author
of thirteen novels, including The Butterfly's Daughter,
Last Light Over Carolina, Time Is a River,
Sweetgrass, Skyward, The Beach House, The
Four Seasons, and The Book Club. She is an active
conservationist and lives on a barrier island outside Charleston,
"Magical! Mary Alice Monroe's writing is always sensitive and true,
as inspiring as the natural wonder about which she writes."
--New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton
"Monroe's usual resplendent storytelling shines even brighter in
BEACH HOUSE MEMORIES, which offers startling insights into the
intimate connection between nature and the human heart."
--New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan
"Mary Alice Monroe takes us back to the mid 1970's when sea turtle
conservation was in its infancy. The efforts by "turtle lady" Lovie
Rutledge to document the number of loggerhead nests each season on
the Isle of Palms was largely unappreciated or even ridiculed by
locals. Then a kindred spirit comes into her life and fills her
with self-worth, resolve and bittersweet beach house memories.
BEACH HOUSE MEMORIES is another in a remarkable trilogy that has
increased sea turtle volunteerism and conservation efforts. I
highly recommend it."
--Sally R. Murphy, DNR Sea Turtle Coordinator