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Mary Monroe

Mary Monroe is a New York Times bestselling African-American fiction author. Her first novel, The Upper Room, was published by St. Martin's Press in 1985. She is best known for her novel God Don't Like Ugly (originally published by Dafina Books in Fall 2000), and the series revolved around the characters first introduced in this book. Mary Monroe is the third of four children, born in Toxey, Alabama. She spent the first part of her life in Alabama and Ohio, moving to Richmond, California in 1973. Successful author and mother of two children, Mary currently resides in Oakland, where she continues to write bestselling novels.
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Best Sellers

    • One House Over

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Kentra Lynn, James Shippy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 121

    A solid marriage, a thriving business, and the esteem of their close-knit Alabama community - Joyce and Odell Watson have every reason to count their blessings....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cliff Hanger

    • By M. Mitchell on 04-03-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Every Woman's Dream

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Robin Eller, Lisa Renee Pitts
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 206

    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....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By LaFaye on 07-30-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Devil You Know

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Bishop Banks, Kentra Lynn, Adenrele Ojo
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    For best friends Lola Poole and Joan Proctor-Riley, there's never too much when it comes to online dating rich, no-commitment lovers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good.

    • By Ida B. Scott-Hutchinson on 03-07-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Never Trust a Stranger

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Lisa Reneé Pitts, Robin Eller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    New York Times best-selling author Mary Monroe takes you on the ultimate twist-filled ride with her Lonely Heart, Deadly Heart series....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • two of the stupidest women I've ever read about

    • By amanda on 03-30-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • God Don't Like Ugly

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Denise Burse
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240

    In God Don't Like Ugly, she weaves a powerful tale of devastating abuse, the strength of friendship, and the burden of terrible secrets....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I finished it, but it was a struggle

    • By anmlfan on 08-25-12

    Regular price: $36.37

    • The Upper Room

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Kevin Free
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, but..................

    • By Ebony on 09-26-16

    Regular price: $28.32

    • Family of Lies

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Patricia R. Floyd
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 315

    Growing up poor in Texas, Vera Lomax used every gold-digging trick in the book to land a rich husband....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book!!!!

    • By kemba on 06-12-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Mama Ruby

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    Ruby is a wild youth, with a thirst for boys and booze by the age of 15....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Held my interest

    • By Princess K on 02-19-18

    Regular price: $25.19

    • God Ain't Blind

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Patricia Floyd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    Sensing her husband drifting away, Annette gets a full makeover to recapture his attention. But instead, she catches the eye of another man....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible!

    • By N. Hall on 10-31-09

    Regular price: $25.19

    • God Don't Play

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Patricia Floyd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    Annette Goode couldn't be happier with where she is in life. But tough times lie ahead. Out of the blue, she begins receiving anonymous hate mail and threatening phone calls....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Awkward Pauses

    • By Shereé on 08-25-17

    Regular price: $34.97

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