Mary Alice Monroe
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Mary Alice Monroe

Mary Alice Monroe is known for her intimate portrayals of women's lives and keen eye to setting. Monroe brings to life the many colorful people and the compelling story layers of her home--Charleston and the the beaches of the lowcountry.

Mary Alice Monroe's books have achieved several best seller lists including the New York Times, SIBA, and USA Today. Mary Alice has received numerous awards, including the 2014 SC Book Festival Award for Excellence in Writing, the 2015 SW Florida Book Festival Distinguished Author Award, 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing, The RT Lifetime Achievement Award, and the International Book Award for Green Fiction. She serves on the board of the South Carolina Aquarium, the Leatherback Trust, and the Charleston Volunteers for Literacy. Her children's books received several awards, including the ASPCA Henry Bergh award.

Her recent novel is the final book in a trilogy set in the lowcountry: THE SUMMER GIRLS, THE SUMMER WIND, and THE SUMMER'S END. Her next novel, A LOWCOUNTRY WEDDING, continuing the popular series, will be released in May 2016. Monroe's novel, THE BEACH HOUSE, will be made into a Hallmark film starring Andie MacDowell.

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Best Sellers

    • 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 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    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 497
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 446
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 447

    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

    • 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 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    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

    • The Book Club

    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Deanna Hurst
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 86

    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

    • 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 212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    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 193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    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

    • 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 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    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

    • Time Is a River

    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Mia Landon travels to a mountain sanctuary near Asheville, North Carolina, while she begins her recovery from breast cancer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great read!

    • By K. McDill on 10-06-18

    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 382
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 332
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 340

    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

    • Sweetgrass

    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    Sweetgrass is a historic tract of land in South Carolina that has been home to the Blakely family for eight generations....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sweetgrass Review

    • By Jean on 09-10-16

    Regular price: $29.99

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