Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Release Day: A Lowcountry Wedding by Mary Alice Monroe and My Thoughts

Happy Release Day!


A Lowcountry Wedding 

A Lowcountry Wedding by Mary Alice Monroe
Series: Lowcountry Summer #4
Print and e-book, 448 pages
Published: May 3rd 2016 by Gallery Books

Wedding season has arrived in New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe’s next novel in the “distinct, complex, and endearing” (Charleston Magazine) Lowcountry Summer series, set against the romantic, charming Charleston Lowcountry.

Nothing could be more enchanting than a summer wedding—or two!—in Charleston’s fabled lowcountry. A centuries-old plantation, 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. In A Lowcountry Wedding Monroe delves into the heart of marriage, commitment, and family ties. Huffington Post calls the Lowcountry Summer series “the perfect beach read and a whole lot more.”

My thoughts about A Lowcountry Wedding ~~ 

Oh my, I so loved my visit to this lowcountry area of Charleston! A Lowcountry Wedding is full of wonderful. loving characters but has just enough family secrets to keep the story interesting. And I loved getting lost in the gentleness of their southern living.  

Believe it or not, this is the very first book by Mary Alice Monroe that I have read. And this story is book #4 in her Lowcountry Summer series. I loved it and did not at all feel like I was missing anything by not reading books 1 through 3. If anything, it made me want to go back and read those previous books because I really found myself caring about the characters in this series and I want to learn more about all of them. 

A Lowcountry Wedding has made me a fan and Mary Alice Monroe and she has now  been added to my list of authors to watch. I can't wait to read more of her stories! 

About the author 

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.

Monroe was also featured at the National Festival of the Book. 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 the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA).

Monroe’s novel The Beach House will be adapted into a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, starring three-time Golden Globe nominee Andie MacDowell and premiering exclusively on the network in 2016.

Monroe lives with her family on a barrier island outside Charleston, South Carolina. She is an active conservationist and serves on the Board of the South Carolina Aquarium, The Leatherback Trust, and Charleston Literacy Volunteers. She is a frequent speaker at book festivals, conferences, and private events. Monroe is also a frequent contributor to magazines and blogs.
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