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The Beach House - Mary
Set against an Island retreat where loggerhead females arrive
in numbers to bury their precious eggs, Monroe develops a romance
with a difference. The novel's main character, Caretta, has been
estranged from her mother and brother's family since the death
of her father. When her high-flying life starts to fall apart
and she is summoned by her mother to the family beach house.
Betrayed by a devious
ex-partner, Caretta is exhausted and confused by what she can
do next. As she finally relinquishes control of what's happening,
she is able to relax into working on relationships. She starts
to see another side of her mother, a side she appreciates and
is gradually drawn into supporting.
The story moves along with the slow-moving loggerheads as the
beach community awaits the arrival of the hatchlings, patrolling
and protecting nests. Monroe manages to work in extensive information
about the loggerhead struggle for survival against modern society's
output of pollution, including light pollution, yet the information
enhances the ebb and flow of the story and the developing romance.
A light but pleasant read with the bonus of being introduced
to the life of loggerhead turtles.
- Heather Sylvawood
The Marigold Brightbutton series of five books cover Marigold's birth
to her school days.
Marigold, like her father, is destined to get into trouble. She just
can't leave things alone. From fireworks to white mice, Marigold's inquisitiveness
about life is insatiable. Great books, under $5, perfect for reading
aloud to school-age children.
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