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    • 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 528
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 473
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 474

    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.

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

    • By Dawn on 04-11-16

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Sweetgrass

    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    Sweetgrass is a historic tract of land in South Carolina that has been home to the Blakely family for eight generations. But Sweetgrass — named for the indigenous grass that grows in the area — is in trouble. Taxes are skyrocketing. Bulldozers are leveling the surrounding properties. And the Blakelys could be forced to sell the one thing that continues to hold their disintegrating family together.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sweetgrass Review

    • By Jean on 09-10-16

    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 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    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. Toy Sooner kept her graveside vow to her beloved mentor. She left behind an abusive, dysfunctional lifestyle to become a strong single mother and aquarist at the South Carolina Aquarium. But success has taken its toll, leaving Toy fearful of change and risks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Good One

    • By Robin Bergeron on 03-05-18

    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 407
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 353
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 361

    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.

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

    • By Jane on 07-26-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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 316
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen

    • By Tamela on 12-29-12

    Regular price: $36.37

    • One House Over

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Kentra Lynn, James Shippy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 187

     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. Their marriage has given well-off Joyce a chance at the family she's always wanted - and granted Odell a once-in-a-lifetime shot to escape grinding poverty. But all that respectability and status comes at a cost. Just once, Joyce and Odell want to break loose and taste life's wild side, without consequences. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cliff Hanger

    • By M. Mitchell on 04-03-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 211
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

     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. Only through reconnecting with family, friends, and the rhythms of the lowcountry can Cara release the hold of the past and open herself to the possibility of a new love, career, and hope for the future. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • More of the same

    • By JoAnn Hall on 05-30-18

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Family of Lies

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Patricia R. Floyd
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 405
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 343

    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....

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

    • By kemba on 06-12-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • God Still Don't Like Ugly

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Patricia Floyd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • undecided

    • By Davine Hopkins on 01-10-15

    Regular price: $28.32

    • The Upper Room

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Kevin Free
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    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.

    • 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 141
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 121

    New York Times best-selling author Mary Monroe takes you on the ultimate twist-filled ride with her Lonely Heart, Deadly Heart series. For two restless women looking for satisfaction, too much of a good thing is never enough - even as a lethal passion closes in. Best friends Lola Poole and Joan Proctor-Riley have finally found the love and excitement they've always longed for. Online-dating an endless line of wealthy, no-strings-attached lovers is the perfect escape from their unfulfilling lives.

    • 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

    • The Book Club

    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Deanna Hurst
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    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.

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

    • By Fran Foster on 02-07-16

    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 207
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times best-selling author of the Lowcountry Summer series, returns to her beloved Beach House series with the highly anticipated follow-up to Beach House Memories and The Beach House!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Rather weak

    • By Mary on 08-01-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Summer Wind

    • The Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it!!

    • By Kelly Jackson on 09-10-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Devil You Know

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Bishop Banks, Kentra Lynn, Adenrele Ojo
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    For best friends Lola Poole and Joan Proctor-Riley, there's never too much when it comes to online dating rich, no-commitment lovers. It's a fantasy come true and makes their unhappy lives bearable. But there's no escape when Lola's vicious relatives cheat her out of everything that's hers and Joan's husband pulls a devastating betrayal. With nothing to lose, the two will do everything and anything to lock down Mr. Right and lifetime satisfaction. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good.

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

    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 230
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    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. Looking back as summer fades, Lovie can remember many island summers, but especially one. . . .In 1974, America was changing, but Charleston remained eternally the same. Lovie had always done what was expected — marrying the son of a historic Charleston family, Stratton Rutledge, and turning over her fortune and fate to his control. But one thing she steadfastly refuses to relinquish: her family’s old seaside cottage. The precious summers spent on the barrier island are Lovie’s refuge. Here, she can escape with her children from the social expectations of her traditional Southern mother, and her overbearing husband’s ambition and philandering. Here, she indulges her lifelong vocation as a “Turtle Lady,” tending the loggerhead sea turtles that lay their eggs in the warm night sand and then slip back into the sea. This summer, however, is different. Visiting biologist Russell Bennett arrives on the island to research the loggerheads. What begins as a shared passion for the turtles changes to a love far more passionate and profound than Lovie has ever known — but one that forces her to face the most agonizing decision of her life.For Charleston’s elite, divorce is an unforgivable scandal, and Stratton’s influence is far-reaching. If Lovie dares to dream beyond a summer affair, she risks losing everything: her reputation, her wealth, even her precious children.Beach House Memories — a poignant and emotional tale of a strong, passionate woman torn between duty and desire, between the traditions of the old South and the social changes sweeping America — will capture your heart. For Lovie, it is an empowering journey of seasons of self-discovery. Until this autumn, this time of changing tides, of holding on and letting go. . . .“This luminous tale — set in the South Carolina Lowcountry that we both love so deeply — was hard to put down. Fans of The Beach House will at last discover what happened during the summer of 1974. But readers new to Mary Alice Monroe need not worry, for this emotional story of love and loss stands alone.” — New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • REALLY GREAT STORY

    • By jacquelynn on 07-24-12

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Summer's End

    • Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • But Wait - There's More

    • By Kathryn @theBookDate on 09-16-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Impossible to concentrate

    • By JoAnn Hall on 05-12-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Four Seasons

    • By: Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    They are the Season sisters, bound by blood, driven apart by a tragedy. Now they are about to embark on a bittersweet journey into the unknown — an odyssey of promise and forgiveness, of loss and rediscovery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best So Far

    • By NOKWISA on 03-17-16

    Regular price: $29.99

    • God Don't Play

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Patricia Floyd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 211
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Awkward Pauses

    • By Shereé on 08-25-17

    Regular price: $34.97

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