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Mary Alice Monroe

Biography

Mary Alice Monroe

Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including THE SUMMER GIRLS, THE SUMMER WIND, THE SUMMER'S END, LAST LIGHT OVER CAROLINA, TIME IS A RIVER, SWEETGRASS, SKYWARD, THE BEACH HOUSE, BEACH HOUSE MEMORIES, SWIMMING LESSONS, THE FOUR SEASONS, THE BOOK CLUB and BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT. Her books have received numerous awards, including the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing, the 2014 South Carolina Award for Literary Excellence, the 2015 SW Florida Author of Distinction Award, the RT Lifetime Achievement Award, and the International Book Award for Green Fiction. An active conservationist, she lives in the lowcountry of South Carolina.

Mary Alice Monroe

Books by Mary Alice Monroe

by Mary Alice Monroe - Fiction, Women's Fiction

When Cara Rutledge rents out her quaint beach house on Isle of Palms to Heather Wyatt for the entire summer, it’s a win-win by any standard: Cara is generating income necessary to keep husband Brett’s ecotourism boat business afloat, and anxiety-prone Heather, a young artist who has been given a commission to paint birds on postage stamps, has a quiet space in which to work and tend to her pet canaries uninterrupted. It isn’t long, however, before both women’s idyllic summers are altered irrevocably.