Wedding season has arrived in New York Times best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe's next novel in the "distinct, complex, and endearing" (Charleston Magazine) Lowcountry Summer series, set against the romantic, charming Charleston Lowcountry.
Nothing could be more enchanting than a summer wedding - or two! - in Charleston's fabled Lowcountry. A centuries-old church, an avenue of ancient oaks dripping moss, a storied ballroom, a sand dune at sunset....
Yet when a stranger arrives, a long-held family secret could silence the bells ringing for the Muir sisters. Scandals surface, family bonds are questioned, and promises are broken and renewed.
In A Lowcountry Wedding, Monroe delves into the heart of marriage, commitment, and family ties.
Huffington Post calls the Lowcountry Summer series "the perfect beach read and a whole lot more".
©2016 Mary Alice Monroe, Ltd. (P)2016 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
I was so excited to read this story but am unable to finish it because the narration is so irritating to me. I will look for the book in the library at some point so I can finish the second half. I tried so hard to make peace with the voice reading the story, which is that of the author, but it is so shaky and obviously that of a much older person trying to read the parts of young people. Totally threw me off course every time I turned it on. Sorry, Ms. Monroe, just couldn't suffer through it.
Boring and predictable
No, the performance was the worst part.
I have been listening to Audible for many years, this was the worst book I have ever listened to.
Listening to this performance was painful. Ms. Monroe struggled to remember whether the pronunciation of her main character's name was MaMa or Momma. Ms. Monroe also struggled with her fluency and her diction. Her presentation reminded me of someone not familiar with reading aloud. In the future, Ms. Monroe would do well to stick to writing and leave the performance to someone more skilled. Atticus Green, a Southern Baptist minister, should have never used profanity. But he did. Southern Baptists are never referred to as parishioners. But in this book they were. Those were just a few of the irritants for me.
I'm glad I listened to A Lowcountry Wedding. It is a lite 'read' which is what you expect from the author. Though it isn't only a wedding story. The summer girls continue with their stories. Everyone, including granny James, must get used to Harper owning Seabreeze. Momma and granny go a few rounds again. There is a good plot twist in this one. Of course they all end happily ever after which is why I like MAM books. Either MAM became a little bit better with her English accent or I got used to it. But please Ms Monroe, if you ever have another English character, study the accent formally. It's quite difficult for those who know the accent well. Otherwise I enjoy the authors storytelling.
Great sequal. Characters seem to come alive when read by the author. Another wonderful story written with southern charm.
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