The House on the Beach Book Summary and Study Guide

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It didn't take Laura McCloud long to feel at home in Pilgrim Cove after she rented Sea View House. What could be better than having the Atlantic Ocean as her closest neighbor? After her mother's death and her own bout with breast cancer, Laura needs time to herself—time to think and figure out how to get her life and career back together. Meeting a new man is the furthest thing from her mind. What she doesn't anticipate is Matt Parker. Matt is immediately attracted to Laura, but after losing his wife to illness, he's afraid to get close to another woman or expose his two young sons to the possibility of another loss.
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But Matt is soon won over by Laura's sparkling personality and the wonderful effect she has on his boys. Pilgrim Cove casts its magic on all who visit, and Laura and Matt are soon enchanted with each other. To achieve their happy ending, however, they figure out that the magic has to come from within.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over dead lover Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Children/Pregnancy:    -   kid(s) make adults sensitive

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   blissful

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   entertainer Effect of sexing    -   confident


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   nearly 100% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   Boob talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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