Cara Rutledge rents out her beach house on Isle of Palms, SC, (ding, ding, ding!) to Heather Wyatt. The two women are of different generations but end up coming together — and living together — for their own reasons. A tragedy draws Cara back to her own rental while Heather refuses to leave her Summer sanctuary. Under one roof, they try to figure out how to return course by the end of the season and rely on each other for help along the way. Beach House For Rent by Mary Alice Monroe (out June 20) is a charming and poignant story ideal for Summer reading.