At age 16, Carrie Carter and younger sister Lindsey ran away from home, escaping an emotionally unstable home life and the disgusting advances of their alcoholic mother's many boyfriends. Carrie was taken under the wing of Mary Prudence, a loving Christian woman who owned a beach café in the small town of Seaside, New Jersey. Mary promptly gave Carrie a job. Now, several years later, she has handed the reins over to Carrie, who currently owns and runs Carrie's Café, where Lindsey also works as a cook.
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