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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

"I feel like I’ve struck the jackpot this spring. Mary Alice Monroe has decided to add one more book to her Lowcountry Summer series. And, folks, I’m here to tell you it is the BEST of the four!!"
—Maurice on Books

"The story flows as smooth as silk."
—Charleston City Paper

“Monroe creates four beautifully drawn, strong, vulnerable heroines each grappling with her own personal questions, choices, doubts and thoughts about family, commitment, relationships and the future. Wonderfully written with a poignancy and nostalgia that will warm readers’ hearts, this story and its well-crafted, engaging plot will keep readers captivated until the last page.”
—RT Book Reviews


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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