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Mary Alice Monroe

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Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of 23 novels, including On Ocean Boulevard, which is the sixth installment of the Beach House series.

More than 7.5 million copies of her books have been published worldwide, and she’s earned numerous accolades and awards, including: Induction into the South Carolina Academy of Authors’ Hall of Fame; the Southwest Florida Author of Distinction Award; South Carolina Award for Literary Excellence; RT Lifetime Achievement Award; the International Book Award for Green Fiction, and the prestigious Southern Book Prize for Fiction. Her bestselling novel The Beach House is a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie.

Monroe is captivated by the beauty and fragility of the wild habitat around her. In partic
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Mary Alice Monroe I originally thought ON OCEAN BOULEVARD would be the final book in The Beach House Series. But, when I finished writing it, I realized there is so muc…moreI originally thought ON OCEAN BOULEVARD would be the final book in The Beach House Series. But, when I finished writing it, I realized there is so much more to write about their lives. So, YES... I am happy to say that there will be another book in the series soon. (less)
Mary Alice Monroe I’m currently writing "A Lowcountry Christmas". It’s an emotional story of the Wounded Warrior, Taylor McClellan, who is a character in my Lowcountry …moreI’m currently writing "A Lowcountry Christmas". It’s an emotional story of the Wounded Warrior, Taylor McClellan, who is a character in my Lowcountry Summer Series ("The Summer Girls"; "The Summer Wind"; "The Summer's End"; "A Lowcountry Wedding"), at the time he returned home from Afghanistan with PTSD. His struggles with himself, his family and friends, and his connection to his service dog reveal the true meaning of Christmas. "A Lowcountry Christmas" will be available around October 2016.(less)
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Carl Safina is one of the great writers about the natural world. He's a favorite of mine and his latest book does not disappoint about the parallels of human life and wild life. If you love animals, you will love Carl and this book, and his mission.
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One of my FAVORITES of 2020.
Both the book and the audiobook.
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Happily This Christmas by Susan   Mallery
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A Conspiracy of Bones by Kathy Reichs
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I love Kathy Reichs' books! And this one is one of her BEST!
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The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter
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A nail-biter!
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I enjoyed immersing myself in the history of The Lions of Fifth Avenue. Great book!
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“Friends come and go. But through the thick and thin, the good and bad, you can only ever count on your family. That's the heart of it. Family.”
Mary Alice Monroe, The Summer Girls

“Age is real life is short. It's foolhardy to deny it. We grow up, our bodies grow frail, death is coming. There's so much I want to do!
There's a whole world out there I havent seen, ppl I havent met and who havent know me.
God, there 're a million books I want to read.
I dont want to sleep... I want to be awake.
This is my life - I want to live it”
Mary Alice Monroe, The Book Club

“Privacy is something that we maintain for the good of ourselves and others. Secrecy we keep to separate ourselves from others, even those we love.”
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“She captured the singular moment in her mind, with the sun shining on their faces, knowing she’d keep it in her memory forever like a treasured photograph.”
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message 1: by Donna

Donna Mary Alice Monroe,
Thank you for accepting my friendship on Goodreads. I am ordering your book LOW COUNTRY CHRISTMAS, as this is the time of year I love to read Christmassy stories.
God bless.


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