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Mary Alice Monroe

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Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of 27 books, including The Summer of Lost and Found, the latest installment of her beloved Beach House series.

Monroe has also published children’s books which complement the environmental themes she is known for in her adult novels. Monroe’s middle grade series, written with Angela May, The Islanders, debuted #2 on the New York Times Best Sellers List in 2021. The second book in the series, Search for Treasure, debuted #3 on the New York Times Best Sellers List.

Nearly eight million copies of her books have been published worldwide.

Mary Alice has earned numerous accolades and awards including induction into the South Carolina Academy of Authors’ Hall of Fame; South Carolina Center
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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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Swimming Lessons (Beach Hou...

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The Beach House Swimming Lessons Beach House Memories Beach House for Rent Beach House Reunion On Ocean Boulevard The Summer of Lost and Found
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We are thrilled that you've enjoyed THE ISLANDERS and SEARCH FOR TREASURE in our middle grade series. We love that readers of all ages can and are enjoying the wild adventures of The Islanders series.

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A heartfelt historical fiction! You’ll travel to WWII in Rome for a love triangle with unforgettable characters, the rise of fascism and a coming of age. Grab a Chianti and tissues!
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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.”
Mary Alice Monroe, Beach House Reunion

“Intuition guides us and the wise person listens.”
Mary Alice Monroe, Beach House Reunion

“I think everyone should take time at least once a week to catch a sunrise, just to feel alive and that there is hope.”
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“Her fear kept her as caged as her canaries. The glass windows were no different than their metal bars.”
Mary Alice Monroe, Beach House for Rent

“The tree had become our unspoken symbol of that important Christmas when we had all dug deep and fought for one another--for our survival. For our family. For our happiness. And in the process, discovering the true meaning of Christmas.”
Mary Alice Monroe, A Lowcountry Christmas

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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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