Known for her moving characters and emotional honesty, Mary Alice Monroe brings readers a beautifully rendered story that explores the delicate yet enduring bond between mothers and daughters.
Caretta Rutledge thought she’d left her Southern roots and troubled circle of relatives a ways in the back of. But an bizarre request from her mother—coming just as her own life is spinning out of keep watch over—has Cara heading back to the scenic Lowcountry of her childhood summers. Before long, the rhythms of the island open her heart in wonderful ways as she repairs the circle of relatives beach house, becomes a bona fide “turtle lady” and renews old acquaintances long thought lost. But it’s in reconnecting along with her mother that she will learn life’s most precious lessons—true love involves sacrifice, circle of relatives is without end and the mistakes of the past will also be forgiven.