Mary Alice Monroe
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Mary Alice Monroe

New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe found her true calling in environmental fiction when she moved to coastal South Carolina. Already a successful author, she was captivated by the beauty and fragility of her new home. Her experiences living in the midst of a habitat that was quickly changing gave her a strong and important focus for her novels.

Mary Alice Monroe writes richly textured books that delve into the complexities of interpersonal relationships and the parallels between the land and life. Monroe's novels are published worldwide. With the same heart of conservation, Monroe has written two children's picture books as well.

Her novels have achieved many lists, including the New York Times, USA Today and SIBA. She has received numerous awards, including several Readers' Choice Awards; the 2014 SC Book Festival Award for Excellence in Writing; the 2015 SW Florida Book Festival Distinguished Author Award; RT Lifetime Achievement Award; and the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing. Most recently, Monroe was named by the South Carolina Academy of Authors as a 2018 inductee of the Literary Hall of Fame.

Monroe's novel A Lowcountry Christmas won a 2017 Southern Book Prize in fiction, awarded by the Southern Indepedent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA). In 2011, her novel The Butterfly's Daughter won the International Book Award for Green Fiction. It was also selected as a finalist for the 2012 Book of the Year by SIBA.

Monroe's novel The Beach House was adapted into a Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie in 2018, starring three-time Golden Globe nominee Andie MacDowell, Minka Kelly, and Chad Michael Murray.

Monroe lives with her family on a barrier island outside Charleston, South Carolina. She's currently writing a new novel, THE SUMMER GUESTS.

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Best Sellers

    • A Lowcountry Christmas

    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 'A Christmas Carol' for 2016

    • By Mary on 11-03-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Beach House Reunion

    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    Cara Rutledge returns to her Southern home on the idyllic Isle of Palms. Everything is comfortingly the same, yet each detail is rife with painful memories....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • More of the same

    • By JoAnn Hall on 05-30-18

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Beach House

    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 513
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 463

    Caretta Rutledge thought she’d left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, very poor audio quality

    • By Dawn on 04-11-16

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Book Club

    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Deanna Hurst
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    Mary Alice Monroe invites you to meet five remarkable characters....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Beware: Title Is Deceptive !!

    • By Fran Foster on 02-07-16

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Summer Girls

    • The Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 391
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 340
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 348

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story but poor narration

    • By Jane on 07-26-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • A Lowcountry Wedding

    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208

    Nothing could be more enchanting than a summer wedding - or two! - in Charleston's fabled Lowcountry....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Impossible to concentrate

    • By JoAnn Hall on 05-12-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Beach House Memories

    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    Autumn brings its own haunting beauty to the sun-soaked beaches and dunes on Isle of Palms, where Olivia “Lovie” Rutledge lives in her beloved Primrose Cottage with her daughter, Cara....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • REALLY GREAT STORY

    • By jacquelynn on 07-24-12

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Swimming Lessons

    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157

    It's been five years since the original turtle lady, old Miss Lovie Rutledge, passed away, but her legacy lives on with some special women, especially Toy and her daughter, young Little Lovie....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Good One

    • By Robin Bergeron on 03-05-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Girl in the Mirror

    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Charlotte Godowski was used to the horrified stares she received from strangers....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I liked this book.

    • By R. J. Melton on 07-18-11

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Beach House for Rent

    • The Beach House, Book 3
    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times best-selling author of the Lowcountry Summer series, returns to her beloved Beach House series....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Rather weak

    • By Mary on 08-01-17

    Regular price: $27.99

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