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Mary Alice Monroe

New York Times Bestselling Author

A Lowcountry Wedding

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Series: Lowcountry Summer Series #4
Published by: Gallery Books
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Pages: 448
ISBN13: 978-1501125430

 
Synopsis

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.”

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Praise

—Best Books of 2016 by Amazon

—Biggest Romance Books of 2016 by BookBub

“Mary Alice Monroe has become the premier nature writer among southern novelists.”
New York Times bestselling author Pat Conroy

“Every once in awhile a book comes along that captivates my imagination from the first page. It becomes difficult for me to put that book down until I reach the final page. A LOWCOUNTRY WEDDING warmed my heart … This one is a keeper to be re-read again. Bravo Ms. Monroe!”
—Fresh Fiction

Praise for the Lowcountry Summer Series

The Summer’s End

“It is hard to describe the beauty of Monroe’s work. The words on the pages flow from the author’s eyes to create a world of rare enchantment. Next, Monroe’s brain assembles a plot that moves the characters from one amazing event to another. Then from Monroe’s heart comes the passion for the story, one that is rich with love and depth.”
—The Huffington Post

“To describe Monroe’s books is like trying to describe the Lowcountry itself. There is warmth and beauty found on every page, and it is simple yet complex in its nature. Storms may rage in the night, but morning always follows.”
—Myrtle Beach Online


Excerpt

Prologue
Be kind, my darling girl. And be happy!

Spring was in the air--ripe, verdant, full of promise. And with the spring came the rush and clamor of weddings.

Marietta Muir stood on the porch of her cottage in her nightgown and robe. Across the gravel drive was the main house--her Sea Breeze. The old white wooden house with its black shutters and gabled windows was dark and quiet in these early hours. It was a handsome house, she thought, taking in the gracious staircase that curved out like a smile of welcome. To the left was the unsightly, leaning wood garage. In the center of the courtyard an immense, ancient live oak tree spread low drooping boughs that to her appeared as a great hand protecting them all from harm. The tree and the house had survived generations of Muir ancestors and countless storms and hurricanes. That it could weather them all, scarred and bent perhaps, yet endure, was testament to the strength of the family.

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