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Mary Alice Monroe

New York Times Bestselling Author

Posts Tagged ‘A Lowcountry Christmas’

A NOTE OF REFLECTIONS AND HOLIDAY WISHES

This is a season of traditions and transitions, preparations and celebrations. Parties and quiet gatherings, parades and church services. It’s a busy time of year. But despite the hustle and bustle, I hope you’re finding moments to sit back and enjoy the lights of the tree while sipping hot cocoa (or wine) and savor the…

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CREATING MEANINGFUL HOLIDAY TRADITIONS

Traditions are important touchstones in families.  They connect us to family values, morals, beliefs.  They keep us attuned to our ancestors. One holiday tradition of the season that I treasure is St. Nicholas Day, which we celebrate every December 6th. St. Nicholas Day is commonly celebrated in Germany and other European countries, as well as many…

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7 GIFT IDEAS FOR YOUR OWN LOWCOUNTRY CHRISTMAS

Recently my publisher Simon & Schuster asked me to write something special for the holidays for their book content site dedicated to women’s fiction and romance. The topic is a fun spin on my novels: If my book characters came to life, what would be the perfect presents they would give this Christmas season? The…

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A LOWCOUNTRY CHRISTMAS: PAPERBACK EDITION!

It’s Christmas come early! The paperback edition of A Lowcountry Christmas recently landed on my doorstep and is available now where books are sold. This year it’s on bookshelves anointed with a special award: the Southern Book Prize. It’s a tremendous honor from the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance.  Thank you, SIBA! This family novel has a powerful message for the holidays.  It…

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LOWCOUNTRY CHRISTMAS LETTER CAMPAIGN

5 minutes. One stamp. One envelope and paper. That’s all you need to help be a part of the small campaign with big meaning. The Lowcountry Christmas Letter Campaign kicked off last month in partnership with my publisher, Gallery Books, and Operation Gratitude. The mission: write a short, heartfelt letter to our troops to say we appreciate them this holiday season. Your…

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MY FRIENDSHIP WITH THE QUEEN OF SOUTHERN COOKING

Anyone who knows Nathalie Dupree will agree that this petite woman is actually larger than life. She’s a woman of the world whose zest for life is a surprise for those who first meet her, much like the taste of fresh lemon zest in one of her recipes.  She is vibrant, scintillating, and unforgettable.   Nathalie…

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HOLIDAY RECIPES FROM THE QUEEN OF SOUTHERN COOKING

Nathalie Dupree is the queen of southern cooking. She’s a celebrated chef and bestselling author in Charleston, SC, whom I am lucky enough to call my friend. And she has kindly allowed me to share some of her recipes with you this holiday season. You can find the specially selected recipes in the back of my new novel, A LOWCOUNTRY…

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