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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 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 147

    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

    • 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 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    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

    • 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 291
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen

    • By Tamela on 12-29-12

    Regular price: $36.37

    • Family of Lies

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Patricia R. Floyd
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 384
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 324

    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

    • 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 255
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 229

    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

    • God Don't Play

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Patricia Floyd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    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

    • The Upper Room

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Kevin Free
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    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

    • 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 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 111

    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

    • Mama Ruby

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    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 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    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

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