Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Review: A Lowcountry Wedding by Mary Alice Monroe

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books (May 3 2016)
  • Sold by: Simon & Schuster Canada, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B010MH1B4O

Book Description

 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.”

About the Author

 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 books.

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. She has achieved many lists, including the New York Times, USA Today and SIBA. She has received numerous awards, including several Readers’ Choice Awards, RT Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing and was featured at the National Festival of the Book. In 2011 THE BUTTERFLY'S DAUGHTER won the International Book Award for Green Fiction.

Mary Alice 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 lives with her family on a barrier island outside Charleston, South Carolina. Her new novel, BEACH HOUSE MEMORIES (May 2012), is the prequel to her bestseller THE BEACH HOUSE and completes her first trilogy.

For more information, videos, contests and more, visit her official website: www.maryalicemonroe.com.

My Review

A Lowcountry Wedding is the first book of Mary Alice Monroe's that I have read. She has been on  my radar for some time and I'm glad I read A Lowcountry Wedding. Although it is part of a series, it can easily be read as a stand alone which is what I did.

A Lowcountry Wedding is set in the Charleston area of South Carolina. It is one of my favorite areas and the author portrayed it perfectly. We have a number of family weddings coming up so I enjoyed reading about the weddings being planned. I also enjoyed all of the characters. The writing style was easy to read and enjoyable.

If you are looking for a light summer read, A Lowcountry Wedding is for you.

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