Image of Beach House for Rent (The Beach House)


Image of Beach House for Rent (The Beach House)

Monroe's latest novel in the Beach House series is a fantastic addition which can serve as a standalone, but is a nice addition to the series overall. Beach House for Rent brings back some familiar faces while also introducing new ones. What makes this novel particularly wonderful is how Monroe writes it — not only are readers transported to the beach through her descriptions of the scenery and animals, but they also get to feel like they are there with old friends. Her characterization is top-notch, and every emotion — be it heartbreak, tragedy, happiness, contentment, fear or anxiety — the characters feel, the reader feels as they read. It's a fantastic read.

Cara Rutledge thinks she's made the right call when she rents out the beach house she inherited from her mother to Heather Wyatt for the entire summer. It seems like a win-win situation for both women, as Cara receives money she desperately needs, and Heather gets a place to herself to deal with her anxiety as she works on a big commissioned art project. However, plans change when Cara is dealt with sudden tragedy and wants to return to the house, only to find Heather refusing to budge. Now, as the women learn to deal with one another, they will form a friendship that will see them learning to rely on one another. (GALLERY, Jun., 416 pp., $26.00) 

Reviewed by: 
Lauren DuBois