Stacey's Book Club is an online book club providing monthly fiction and non-fiction selections. How can you participate? It's easy! 1. Find the Book / 2. Start reading / 3. Post on Social Media (#staceysbookclub) and link to the site - share your thoughts/reviews/insights via your posts. Enjoy this month's selections! ____________________________________________________________________________________________________
The Beach House, by Mary Alice Monroe is the November selection for Stacey's Book Club. If you enjoy reading books and *then* watching the movie...you'll be delighted to know that The Beach House is a Hallmark movie (and while the movie is also great...we likely all agree, the book is always better!). In the book, Caretta Rutledge left her Southern home years earlier, moving far away to make a life for herself in the city. When Caretta receives a pleading request from her mother to come home, she decides to take her mother up on the offer (the decision, made a bit easier by the fact that Caretta's own life seems to be spinning out of control, although she hasn't shared this with anyone). When Caretta returns to her roots she finds herself reconnecting with not only her mother, but many other aspects of her past - people and situations she'd thought she left behind long ago. It is while returning home that Caretta's life seems to start making sense. Love, family, sacrifice, loyalty and being true to ones self are all important themes of the story. Click here to read my blog post/ book review.