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Mary Alice Monroe

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Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of 22 novels and two children’s picture books. Mary Alice writes richly textured stories that delve into the complexities of interpersonal relationships and the parallels between the land and life. Monroe’s novels are published worldwide.

Monroe has achieved many lists, including the New York Times, USA Today and SIBA and starred reviews. She has received numerous awards, including several Readers’ Choice Awards, RT Lifetime Achievement Award, the Girls Scouts of America Woman of Distinction Award, the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing and was featured at the National Festival of the Book, the 2008 International Book Award for Green Fiction for The Butterfly’
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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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I'm glad you enjoyed reading A LOWCOUNTRY WEDDING. A lot of readers have sent me encouraging emails and comments on social media asking me to…more
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I'm glad you enjoyed reading A LOWCOUNTRY WEDDING. A lot of readers have sent me encouraging emails and comments on social media asking me to write more books in the Lowcountry Summer series. I'm currently writing a stand-alone novel title THE SUMMER GUESTS. So, I won't be doing anything this year with the series, but I can say, it's on my mind. I'll be sure to keep my Goodreads friends posted! (less)
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COVER REVEAL AND SHORT EXCERPT OF NEW NOVEL, “THE SUMMER GUESTS”


Spring is officially here, and my office is buzzing with book news! I’ve finished writing “The Summer Guests” and book tour plans are coming together quickly! I love this way this novel turned out and I’m so excited to share it with you. It will be officially available June 11th. If you want to see if I’m coming to a place near you, check out my events list.


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“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”
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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.”
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“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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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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