This “authentic, generous, and heartfelt” (Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author) instant New York Times bestseller from the author of The Summer of Lost and Found recounts 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.
“A heartwarming story of lowcountry love, loyalty, and longstanding friendships” (Booklist), On Ocean Boulevard is Mary Alice Monroe at her very best.
The book was well written. As a man I am constantly amazed and saddened by an authors apparent need to mix politics with a decent story. Too bad frankly. While I completely am in awe of the sea turtles voyage, commingling Enviromental concerns with such a lovely ritual is silly. “ Save the Environment “! Please check the data it’s as erroneous as the data that forced the closing of the country to the pandemic.
Good story, cut the crap with the politics! It’s unnatural!
Enjoyable yet opportunity for improvements
I enjoyed it. Stating that, there are some copy edits needed and the story line didn’t always match that of the previous books in the series.
Happy reading. Emotional reading. You won’t want to put it down. Loved it. Waiting for book 7 now. Can’t wait to see what happens with linna and Gordon!