The Beach House Mass Market Paperback – May 1, 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
- Publisher : Mira; 1st edition (May 1, 2002)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1551668998
- ISBN-13 : 978-1551668994
- Item Weight : 7.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.25 x 1.25 x 6.75 inches
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The only redeemable element was the discourse on turtles. Having lived in South Florida and watched this phenomena occurs is indeed breath taking and worth saving. We too had a "turtle lady" that was desperately trying to save the beach front for these awesome creatures. Unfortunately, beach front property is in great demand and though the beaches remain the turtles cannot adapt to the flood of humans. And, there are so many people who think its funny to hop on a turtle or dig up the eggs, I think, many locations will lose their ability to accommodate this beautiful "ritual" at the cost of losing yet another species to extinction.
Overall, this novel was too immature and IMO would not appeal to an adult audience, even as a beach read.
What I liked best: getting an education about the turtles, Cara's rebonding with her mother, and the stories from her youth. We are of course who we are through our childhood stories.
What I liked least: although it was necessary for the story, Palmer, was such an unlikeable man. His same childhood, had like in real like continued he cycle of abusive relationships. He was a bully and an ingrate. But it is what made the story more lifelike.
I would recommend it to others who like reading s out the south, and I look forward to the rest of the trilogy.
The story of Toy was a point on example of how hard it is for someone to survive in an abusive relationship. How the victim always says to themselves "but I love him/her and I know he/she loves me and he/she didn't mean to do it". Meanwhile everyone else can see it but the victim lives in denial. Sad!!
Was very interesting to read about the turtles and the amount of work that goes into keeping them alive from birth. Glad it was part of the book.
Am anxious to read more of Mary Alice Monroe's books. I recommend this book and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.