Hallmark hires The Beach House

Andie MacDowell will star in an adaptation of Mary Alice Monroe’s novel The Beach House.

The book will be brought to life by the Hallmark Channel, which has commissioned it as a Hallmark Channel Original Movie.

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The story follows Caretta Rutledge, who thought she’d left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind. But an unusual request from her mother coming just as her own life is spinning out of control 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 family beach house, becomes a bona fide “turtle lady” and renews old acquaintances long thought lost. But it is in reconnecting with her mother that she will learn life’s most precious lessons: true love involves sacrifice, family is forever and the mistakes of the past can be forgiven.

The Beach House is executive produced by MacDowell and Dan Wigutow. Sue Tenney will produce and adapt Monroe’s screenplay for television.

MacDowell currently stars in Hallmark’s original drama Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove, which returns for season three on July 18.