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Mary Alice Monroe

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  • The Maggie Award for THE BEACH HOUSE

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Adult readers

Mary Alice Monroe on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Girl in the mirror
ISBN: 9781489267009 OCLC: 1042562454

Charlotte Godowski was used to the horrified stares she received from strangers. 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. In Hollywood, where such beauty is power, her rise is meteoric. 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 woman-a woman who can trust no one with her secret. 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.

Last light over Carolina
ISBN: 9781439164013 OCLC: 311262985

Pocket Books, New York : 2009.

Every woman in the lowcountry 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, the only man she's ever loved, is lost and alone somewhere in the vast Atlantic fishing grounds, with a storm gathering and last light falling.--From publisher's description.

ISBN: 9781488039324 OCLC: 1057019790

Mary Alice Monroe returns to the captivating and mystical South Carolina Lowcountry, a place of wild beauty and untamed hearts, to tell the moving story of healing, hope and new beginnings.

ISBN: 9781488038389 OCLC: 1051299468

Sweetgrass is a historical tract of land in South Carolina that has been home to the Blakely family for eight generations. But Sweetgrass--named for the indigenous grass that grows in the area--is in trouble. Bulldozers are leveling surrounding properties. And the Blakelys could be forced to sell the one thing that continues to hold their disintegrating family together. For some of the Blakelys, the prospect of selling Sweetgrass is bittersweet--for others, it is completely unimaginable. But as they find the strength to stay and fight, they realize that their bond as a family is all they need to stay together.

Swimming lessons
ISBN: 9781488032585 OCLC: 985346557

Mira/Harlequin Enterprises Limited, Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : [2017], ©2007.

Rediscover this uplifting tale of the healing power of nature and the strength of friendship by New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe. It's been five years since the original turtle lady, old Miss Lovie Rutledge, passed away, but her legacy lives on with some special women, especially Toy and her daughter, young Little Lovie. Toy Sooner kept her graveside vow to her beloved mentor. She left behind an abusive, dysfunctional lifestyle to become a strong single mother and aquarist at the South Carolina Aquarium. But success has taken its toll, leaving Toy fearful of change and risks. Caretta Rutledge, Florence Prescott and Emmaline Baker have all experienced loss. This summer, with each other's friendship and support, they will try to make their dreams a reality. The turtle season begins the day Toy rescues a sick sea turtle on the beach. When Toy brings the loggerhead to the aquarium, she begins a turtle hospital with the help of her boss, Ethan. As the summer progresses and the sea turtles take their measured steps toward healing and freedom Toy, Cara, Flo and Emmi must find their own strength to face their fears and move courageously toward their futures. Originally published in 2007.

The beach house
ISBN: 9780778330677 OCLC: 49694315

Mira, Don Mills, Ont. : ©2002.

Caretta Rutledge returns to repair the family beach house on the Isle of Palms as she tries to rebuild her life and her family relationships.

The book club
ISBN: 9781488084324 OCLC: 607629269

MIRA, Don Mills, Ont. : ©1999.

The four seasons
ISBN: 9781488038150 OCLC: 1048459171

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. 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.

  Time is a river :
ISBN: 9781607755371 OCLC: 295578278

Playaway Digital Audio : [Solon, Ohio] : [released 2009], ©2009.

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. She seeks refuge in a neglected fishing cabin belonging to her fly-fishing instructor, Belle Carson.

Turtle summer :
ISBN: 9781607180166 OCLC: 730996894

Sylvan Dell Pub., Mount Pleasant, SC : 2007.

A mother's journal of a summer spent with her daughter on an island among loggerhead turtles.