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The Book Club: A Women’s Fiction Novel about the Power of Friendship

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MIRA #ad - But for five women, it is so much more. For annie blake, a brilliant attorney intent on starting a family late in life, it is the chance to finally let down her guard and dream of other possibilities. For eve porter, whose husband's sudden death cheats her of every security she had planned on, the club is a place of sanctuary.

For gabriella rivera, the "perfect" wife, mother and friend who offers support to everyone but is afraid to ask for it herself, it is a sense of community. And for midge kirsch, an artist who has always lived her life against the grain, it is a haven of acceptance. They are five women from different walks of life, embracing the challenge of change.

The Book Club: A Women's Fiction Novel about the Power of Friendship #ad - For doris bridges, it is her support group as she acknowledges her dying marriage and finds the ultimate freedom in her husband's betrayal. Mary alice monroe invites you to meet five remarkable characters as she explores the power of friendship with tenderness, honesty and understanding. On the surface, it is a monthly book club.

And as they share their hopes and fears and triumphs, they will hold fast to the true magic of the book club—friendship. Monroe offers up believable characters in a well-crafted story. Publishers Weekly.

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The Long Road Home

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MIRA #ad - Is hardworking, gentle with the animals and a patient teacher of the hundreds of chores Nora needs to learn. She might even be willing to open her heart again. Slowly she starts to believe she’ll survive in her new life, even flourish. Against the locals’ skepticism, she has only one ally: Charles "C. W. Walker.

C. W. Nora’s serious about learning the farming business…if she can figure out where to begin. Her husband’s suicide left Nora MacKenzie alone, and his shady Wall Street dealings left the Manhattan socialite penniless. But she won’t return to a life of lies…and the truth about C. W. By a miracle she’s held on to their mountainside farm—and she’ll keep holding on, no matter what.

The Long Road Home #ad - The property is nora’s one chance to wring some dignity out of the sham she’s been living. The vermont locals think she’s a city girl on a nature kick, but she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty. Rediscover this moving tale of second chances and self-reinvention by New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe.

May be more than Nora’s fragile heart can bear. Originally published in 2010

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The Four Seasons

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MIRA #ad - Now they are about to embark on a bittersweet journey into the unknown—an odyssey of promise and forgiveness, of loss and rediscovery. Jillian, beatrice and Rose have gathered for the funeral of their younger sister, Meredith. Her death, and the legacy she leaves them, will trigger a cross-country journey in search of a stranger with the power to mend their shattered lives.

Get swept up again in this heartfelt family drama from New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe. They are the season sisters, bound by blood, driven apart by a tragedy. As the emotions of the past reverberate into the present, Jillian, Beatrice and Rose search for the girls they once were, in hopes of finding what they really lost: the women they were meant to be.

The Four Seasons #ad - Originally published in 2001.

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Time Is a River

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Pocket Books #ad - Belle recently inherited the cabin, which once belonged to a grandmother she never knew -- the legendary fly fisher and journalist of the 1920s, Kate Watkins, whose life fell into ruins after she was accused of murdering her lover. Every book that mary alice monroe has written has felt like a homecoming to me, " writes Pat Conroy, bestselling author of The Prince of Tides.

She seeks refuge in a neglected fishing cabin belonging to her fly-fishing instructor, Belle Carson. Mia feels a strange kinship with the woman who, betrayal, like her, suffered fears, the death of loved ones, compassion and, and a fall from grace -- yet found strength, ultimately, forgiveness in her isolation.

Time Is a River #ad - She begins a quest to uncover the truth behind the lies. Recovering from breast cancer and reeling from her husband's infidelity, Mia Landan flees her Charleston home to heal in the mountains near Asheville, North Carolina. The inspiring words of the remarkable woman echo across the years. Her fortune lost in the stock market crash and her reputation destroyed, Kate slipped into seclusion in the remote cabin.

. Little does belle know that by opening the cabin doors to Mia for a summer's sanctuary, she will open again the scandal that plagued Belle's family for generations. After her death the fishing cabin remained locked and abandoned for decades. As she searches newspaper archives and listens to the colorful memories of the local small-town residents, the story of a proud, fiercely independent woman emerges.

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Girl in the Mirror

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MIRA #ad - But when fate forces charlotte to deal with the truth—about her past, about the man she loves, about herself—she discovers that only love has the power to transform a scarred soul. Originally published in 1998. She’d learned to accept her facial deformity, until one cruel incident compelled her to have the surgery that changed her life forever.

Charlotte Godfrey is beautiful beyond compare. Suddenly she has everything she could want: acceptance, a future and a love she believes can see to the true beauty within. Charlotte godowski and charlotte Godfrey are two sides of the same women—a woman who can trust no one with her secret. In hollywood, where such beauty is power, her rise is meteoric.

Girl in the Mirror #ad - Revisit an emotional and captivating tale from New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe. Charlotte godowski was used to the horrified stares she received from strangers.

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A Lowcountry Christmas Lowcountry Summer Book 5

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Gallery Books #ad - His brother even got the dog! when miller goes out on christmas Eve with his father’s axe, determined to get his family the tree they can’t afford, he takes the dog for company—but accidentally winds up lost in the wild forest. The “lovely and memorable tale” luis carlos montalván, New York Times bestselling author of a wounded warrior and his younger brother who discover the true meaning of the Christmas holiday in this timeless story of family bonds.

As far as ten-year-old Miller McClellan is concerned, it’s the worst Christmas ever. His father’s shrimp boat is docked, his mother is working two jobs, and with finances strained, Miller is told they can’t afford the dog he desperately wants. Your brother’s return from war is our family’s gift, ” his parents tell him.

A Lowcountry Christmas Lowcountry Summer Book 5 #ad - In the midst of this emergency, the splintered family must come together and rediscover their strengths, family bond, and the true meaning of Christmas. But when taylor returns with PTSD, the stress and strain darken the family. Then taylor’s service dog arrives—a large black Labrador/Great Dane named Thor.

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Skyward

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MIRA #ad - Be moved by this emotional story from New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe, author of The Beach House series. E. R. Burned-out and unsure of her next step, she accepts the temporary position as caregiver to Marion Henderson, a frightened five-year-old who suffers from juvenile diabetes. But ella soon realizes there is more sorrow in the isolated home than the little girl’s illness can account for.

Nurse ella majors has seen all the misery that she can handle. Harris henderson, a single father, seems better able to deal with the wild birds he rehabilitates in his birds-of-prey sanctuary than with his own daughter. Then something magical begins to happen: the timeless beauty of the South Carolina coast and the majestic grace of the wild birds weave a healing spell on the injured hearts at the sanctuary.

Skyward #ad - But a troubled mother’s unexpected return will test the fragile bonds of trust and new love, and reveal the inherent risks and exhilarating beauty of flying free. Originally published in 2003.

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Last Light over Carolina

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Pocket Books #ad - Over the course of one terrifying, carolina looks back across thirty years of love and loss, illuminating day, joy and sorrow: How she rejected a well-to-do upbringing to marry Bud and embrace his extraordinary lifestyle by the sea . Last light over carolina every woman in the sultry South Carolina low country knows the unspoken fear that clutches the heart every time her man sets out to sea.

. Now, that fear has become a terrible reality for Carolina Morrison. Her husband, shrimp boat captain Bud Morrison, is lost and alone somewhere in the vast Atlantic fishing grounds, with a storm gathering and last light falling. While their the close-knit community rallies together to search for one of its own, Carolina knows their love must somehow call him home, across miles of rough water and unspeakable memories.

Last Light over Carolina #ad - . How hard times and loneliness have driven them apart. And how, with one mistake, she may have shattered their once-unbreakable bond forever. New york times bestselling author mary alice monroe explores a vanishing feature of the southern coastline, the mysterious yet time-honored shrimping culture, in a compelling tale of a strong woman struggling to prove that love is a light that never dies.

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A Lowcountry Wedding Lowcountry Summer Book 4

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Gallery Books #ad - What could possibly go wrong? The answer, the Muir clan is soon to find out, is everything. Carson loves Blake, but struggles with giving up her independence. A centuries-old plantation, an avenue of ancient oaks dripping moss, a sand dune at sunset… it’s all picture perfect, Carson, and Harper, and half-sisters Dora, and their grandmother Marietta “Mamaw” Muir couldn’t be more excited.

Harper questions if a prenuptial agreement will help or hurt the future of her marriage, and a newly unfettered Dora is uncertain whether she really wants to walk down the aisle again. Wedding season has arrived in new york times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe’s fourth novel in the “distinct, and endearing” Charleston Magazine Lowcountry Summer series, complex, set against the romantic, charming Carolina lowcountry.

A Lowcountry Wedding Lowcountry Summer Book 4 #ad - Nothing could be more enchanting than a summer wedding—or two!—in storied Sullivan’s Island. Wedding dresses are picked, venues booked, and delectable cakes tasted. With the weddings mere weeks away, mamaw and her summer Girls discover the enduring and powerful bonds of family, and the family in tumult, the invitations sent out, no matter how different each bride might be, and realize that, she can still have her perfect wedding.

Just when it seems things couldn’t get more complicated for the Muir sisters, a stranger arrives bearing a long-held family secret that has the potential to upset even the most carefully laid-out wedding plans.

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Second Star to the Right

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Gems Publishing #ad - A strange light begins to appear in her children’s rooms at night, Crazy Wendy, and then there’s the reclusive elderly tenant, her landlady warned her to steer clear of, the woman who spends her evenings spying on Faye’s children from her garret-room window. Practical, smart and desperate to escape a shadowy past, Faye takes a job at a top advertising firm in London where she hopes she and her children can find a fresh start.

But it’s not long before Faye realizes everything in the old home may not be as peaceful as it seems. Mary alice monroe breathes new life into the timeless legend of Peter Pan—and the result is nothing short of magical. The woman who believes she is Peter Pan's Wendy. Mary alice monroe has won a fan for life with this spectacular book.

Second Star to the Right #ad - New york times bestselling author Teresa MedeirosSometimes fairy tales do come true. As a single mother of two, Faye O’Neill has no time for fairy tales. Before she knows it, faye has embarked upon a whole new adventure into a world where anything might be possible, where broken hearts can be healed by a kiss, and where Neverland may not be a place of fables, but a forgotten land one can still find if they are only brave enough to follow the second star to the right.

She’s not even certain she believes in luck. To make matters worse, who has sworn off men, Faye, discovers her downstairs neighbor Jack is a disturbingly handsome professor with a talent for charming women and children alike.

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The Summer Wind Lowcountry Summer Book 2

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Gallery Books #ad - This series is a poignant and heartwarming story of three half-sisters and their grandmother, who is determined to help them rediscover their southern roots and family bonds. It’s midsummer and eudora, nicknamed Dora, is staying at Sea Breeze, the family’s ancestral home on Sullivan’s Island. Dora’s facade 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. This is a summer of discovery for all the women of Sea Breeze. It is up to mamaw to keep the light burning at Sea Breeze to guide the girls through the lies, the threats, and the rocky waters of indecision to home.

The Summer Wind Lowcountry Summer Book 2 #ad - The summer wind is the second book in Monroe’s Lowcountry Summer trilogy, following the New York Times bestselling The Summer Girls. They must learn again what it means to be a sister. For years, dora has played the role of the perfect wife and mother in a loveless marriage. Now her husband filed for divorce, her child is diagnosed with autism, and her house is on the market.

When tropical storm winds batter the island, the women must band together and weather the tempest—both the one outside their windows and the raging sea of emotions within each of them. Carson returns from florida to face life-changing decisions, Lucille confronts a health scare, and an unexpected visitor has Harper reconsidering her life’s direction.

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