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  • A Lowcountry Christmas | Mary Alice Monroe

    A Lowcountry Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated By Mary Alice Monroe
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    As far as 10-year-old Miller McClellan is concerned, it's the worst Christmas ever. His father's shrimp boat is docked, his mother is working two jobs, and with finances strained, Miller is told, they can't afford the dog he desperately wants. "Your brother's return from war is our family's gift," his parents tell him. But when Taylor returns with PTSD, family strains darken the holidays. Then Taylor's service dog arrives - a large black Labrador/Great Dane named Thor. His brother even got the dog!

    Mary says: "'A Christmas Carol' for 2016"
  • A Lowcountry Wedding | Mary Alice Monroe

    A Lowcountry Wedding

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated By Mary Alice Monroe
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    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.

    JoAnn Hall says: "Impossible to concentrate"
  • Every Woman's Dream | Mary Monroe

    Every Woman's Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Mary Monroe
    • Narrated By Sean Crisden, Robin Eller, Lisa Renee Pitts
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    He's successful, kind, and sensitive - the type of man every woman wants. And truck driver Calvin Ramsey just loves women - especially the lonely, unappreciated ones he meets online, like Lola Poole. His deceitful ex-wife taught him that women really appreciate someone who cares about their deepest feelings and problems.

    ebony says: "Reading this book was like watching paint dry."
  • Second Star to the Right | Mary Alice Monroe

    Second Star to the Right

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated By Mary Alice Monroe
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    Practical, smart, and desperate to escape a shadowy past, Faye takes a job at a top advertising firm in London where she hopes she and her children can find a fresh start. When she finds the beautiful two-story flat for rent in a stately old Victorian complete with a neglected but tumbling English garden, she can scarcely believe her good fortune. But it isn't long before Faye realizes not everything in the old home may be as peaceful as it seems.

    Penny says: "Magical"
  • Lost Daughters | Mary B. Monroe

    Lost Daughters

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Mary B. Monroe
    • Narrated By Diana Luke
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    Mary Monroe is a New York Times best-selling author who pens tales of life’s emotional tapestry. Lost Daughters follows Maureen Montgomery and her daughter, Loretta, as they strive to make a life after the death of Maureen’s domineering mother. Forever scarred by Mama Ruby’s tyrannical ways, Maureen longs for a quiet, simple life. But Loretta has something far different in mind. Dreaming of fame and fortune, she embarks on a modeling career. Mama Ruby, however, casts a shadow with the power to darken their lives.

    Denise says: "Great book, I would read the whole series again."
  • God Don't Like Ugly | Mary Monroe

    God Don't Like Ugly

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Mary Monroe
    • Narrated By Denise Burse
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    In God Don't Like Ugly, she weaves a powerful tale of devastating abuse, the strength of friendship, and the burden of terrible secrets. Shy, overweight Annette Goode is only seven years old when Mr. Boatwright, a boarder in her house, begins sexually abusing her. She keeps this information to herself for years, until gorgeous, self-assured Rhoda Nelson becomes her new friend. Annette confides in Rhoda and finds the strength and courage to survive to adulthood.

    Amazon Customer says: "Wonderful series"
  • The Summer Girls: The Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, Book 1 | Mary Alice Monroe

    The Summer Girls: The Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated By Mary Alice Monroe
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    Three sisters reunite on Sullivan’s Island off the coast of South Carolina after years of separation in this heartwarming first novel in a new trilogy from a beloved author. 80-year-old Marietta Muir is a dowager of Charleston society who has retired to her historic summer home on Sullivan’s Island. At the onset of summer, Marietta - "Mamaw" - seeks to gather her three granddaughters - Carson, Eudora, and Harper - with the intent to reunite them after years apart.

    Jane says: "Good story but poor narration"
  • Family of Lies | Mary Monroe

    Family of Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mary Monroe
    • Narrated By Patricia R. Floyd
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    Growing up poor in Texas, Vera Lomax used every gold-digging trick in the book to land a rich husband. Now living in the lap of luxury in San Francisco, her only job is to fawn over her much-older husband, so it's been easy for her to balance a life of shopping and affairs with younger men with a major secret: the 16-year bribery of one of her husband's mistresses to keep her pregnancy under wraps. Vera figures that a little hush money every month will ensure her husband's fortune is hers alone....

    Sassy863 says: "too slow"
  • The Upper Room | Mary Monroe

    The Upper Room

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Mary Monroe
    • Narrated By Kevin Free
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    Nationally best-selling author Mary Monroe createsan unforgettable cast of characters in The Upper Room. Mama Ruby stole her best friend's baby girl, ran off to Florida, and raised her as her own. Maureen is the center of Mama Ruby's world, and she will do anything to protect her and their life together. Now Maureen wants to know what the rest of the world is like. She is determined to find out, but escaping Mama Ruby won't be easy.

    Classynoni says: "Excellent follow-up to Mama Ruby"
  • The Summer's End: Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, Book 3 | Mary Alice Monroe

    The Summer's End: Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated By Mary Alice Monroe
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    It is summer's end, and Sea Breeze, the family's beloved estate on Sullivan's Island, must be sold. It is an emotional time of transition as Mamaw and the three sisters each must face loss and find a new place in the world.

    Allie1 says: "I want my money back!"
  • The Beach House | Mary Alice Monroe

    The Beach House

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated By Mary Alice Monroe
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    Caretta Rutledge thought she’d left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind. But an unusual request from her mother – coming just as her own life is spinning out of control – has Cara heading back to the scenic Lowcountry of her childhood summers. Before long, the rhythms of the island open her heart in wonderful ways as she repairs the family beach house, becomes a bona fide “turtle lady” and renews old acquaintances long thought lost.

    Jamie says: "Feel good book, not riveting but enjoyable"
  • Time Is a River | Mary Alice Monroe

    Time Is a River

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated By Mary Alice Monroe
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    Mia Landon travels to a mountain sanctuary near Asheville, North Carolina, while she begins her recovery from breast cancer. There, in the cabin at Watkins Glenn, Mia discovers the long lost journal of a well-known fly-fisherwoman from the 1920s, Kate Watkins.

    Alexis says: "Easy listening"
  • God Ain’t Through Yet | Mary Monroe

    God Ain’t Through Yet

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Mary Monroe
    • Narrated By Patricia Floyd
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    In God Ain’t Through Yet, Annette Goode Davis is thankful that her husband, Pee Wee, has decided to give her a second chance after discovering she’s having an affair. But post-betrayal Pee Wee seems a million miles away, and with true forgiveness the bitterest of pills, they may need a miracle to keep their marriage together.

    Kimberly Wasilewski says: "I loved the book and the series."
  • The Book Club | Mary Alice Monroe

    The Book Club

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated By Deanna Hurst
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    New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe invites you to meet five remarkable characters as she explores the power of friendship with tenderness, honesty and understanding.

    Andrea says: "Female friendships endure and thrive"
  • The Summer Wind: The Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, Book 2 | Mary Alice Monroe

    The Summer Wind: The Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated By Mary Alice Monroe
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    For years, Dora has played the role of the perfect wife and mother in a loveless marriage. Now her husband has filed for divorce, her child is diagnosed with autism, and her house is on the market. Dora's façade collapses under the weight of her grief, and she suffers "broken heart syndrome." Mamaw and the girls rally around Dora - but it's up to Dora to heal herself as she spends the summer prowling the beach, discovering the secrets of the island and her heart.

    Kelly Jackson says: "loved it!!"
  • God Don't Play | Mary Monroe

    God Don't Play

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Mary Monroe
    • Narrated By Patricia Floyd
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    In God Don't Play, trouble comes a woman's way just when she thinks she's finally got it all figured out. Annette Goode couldn't be happier with where she is in life. She has a good job, a comfortable home, and a wonderful husband and daughter. But tough times lie ahead. Out of the blue, Annette begins receiving anonymous hate mail and threatening phone calls. It seems her life isn't as settled as she thought, and demons from her past surface in unexpected ways.

    Mary says: "Interesting"
  • Gonna Lay Down My Burdens | Mary Monroe

    Gonna Lay Down My Burdens

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Mary Monroe
    • Narrated By Lizan Mitchell
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    Mary Monroe is the author of Essence best-sellers including The Upper Room. Here, she examines the emotional webs that are woven between friends, lovers, and families. Carmen Taylor is absolutely dependable; she feels responsible for everyone she knows. It will take one reckless night to make Carmen realize that she might be able to lay her burdens down and take a chance on real happiness.

    Woodley Romulus says: "Amazing"
  • The Company We Keep | Mary Monroe

    The Company We Keep

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Mary Monroe
    • Narrated By Patricia Floyd
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    The Company We Keep follows successful record executive Teri Stewart as she scours L.A. for love. Just when she's ready to give up on men altogether, into her life strolls charming DJ Harrison Starr. He's got it going on - obviously - but he's also hiding a dark secret that could destroy their budding romance.

    Carolyn Hodges says: "The ending..."
  • God Still Don't Like Ugly | Mary Monroe

    God Still Don't Like Ugly

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Mary Monroe
    • Narrated By Patricia Floyd
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    Annette Goode has finally found a man who loves her. But at a pre-wedding ceremony, her ugly past is revealed, and her world falls apart. When she reunites with her childhood sweetheart, it seems like everything might be fine - until her long-absent friend, who hides a deadly secret, comes back into Annette's life.

    Davine Hopkins says: "undecided"
  • In Sheep's Clothing | Mary Monroe

    In Sheep's Clothing

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Mary Monroe
    • Narrated By Susan Spain
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    Trudy Bell needs to do something to spice up her life and hopes that her new job with the Bon Voyage Travel Agency will do the trick. But envy for her boss' glamorous lifestyle turns into a downward spiral that could end up costing her more than just her job.

    Natalie N. Ray says: "Full of suspense!"
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