Tag: Mary Alice Monroe

Excerpt Alert! Discover the true meaning of Christmas a little early this year

New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe takes on the winter in the South in her new book A LOWCOUNTRY CHRISTMAS. With her signature style and grace, Mary Alice weaves an intricate tale of family, strength, and courage during the magical time of the Christmas season. Take a peek at the book synopsis and prologue of A LOWCOUNTRY […]

It’s a “Bridget Jones’s Baby” Shower Sweeps!

In case you haven’t heard the news, everyone’s gal pal Bridget Jones is having a baby! When we found out this movie was coming, we just knew we needed to find a way to celebrate. What’s better than a shower where fictional characters have the babies, but YOU get the presents? That’s right, nothing! (except […]

CLOSED: We Propose…that you vote!

As romance fans, we all love a love story…and now you have a chance to help tell one! New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe decided to celebrate her new book, A Lowcountry Wedding, by giving something back to another couple in love. So she’s holding a contest where one lucky pair will win […]

CLOSED:Enter to Win Our Summer Beach Reads Sweepstakes!

Can we get a whoop whoop that it’s finally summer? Well, at least the weather is tricking us into thinking it’s officially summer (which is June 20th btw), but who cares, right? It’s warm, WE’LL TAKE IT. To celebrate the fact that we’ll soon be sweating our backsides off on a beach somewhere, we’re giving away an […]

Wedding Etiquette Tips for the Bride and the Guest

In honor of her newest installment in the Lowcountry series, A Lowcountry Wedding, New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe has graciously gifted us with wedding etiquette tips. Not only will she teach you the do’s and don’ts, but she is also offering 1 lucky couple the chance to win a FREE WEDDING – this is not […]

Mary Alice Monroe on Mothers & Daughters

The third installment in New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe’s Lowcountry Summer series, The Summer’s End, explores a central theme very close to Monroe’s own heart: the dynamic of the mother-daughter relationship. Keep reading to find out how the characters Monroe has created have influenced her own life, and be sure to pick […]

Win XOXOAD’s Favorite Beach Reads!

There’s nothing like a beach read. You can read them all year long but, in reality, you save them up until you get the chance to lounge in the sun and allow yourself to be transported to another place. One of our favorites this year is The Summer’s End by Mary Alice Monroe. Everything about Mary Alice’s Lowcountry […]


Coming May 19th, THE SUMMER’S END, the long-awaited next installment in the bestselling Lowcountry Summer series. Author Mary Alice Monroe is a master of crafting detailed story worlds connected to the natural landscape of the South that closely examine female relationships, especially the mother-daughter dynamic.  In THE SUMMER’S END, half-sisters Dora, Carson, and Harper have challenging […]

The Art of Kindness

Do you think artistic ability runs in families? How about a volunteer spirit? After seeing this video of artist Gretta Kruesi, we do! Gretta is not only an amazing L.A. artist, but she’s the inspiration for the character Carson in bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe’s new book, The Summer’s End. (And not just the inspiration–if she […]

Feel the gentle breeze of The Summer Wind!

In THE SUMMER WIND, Dora’s life couldn’t possibly get any more complicated: with an Aspergian son, a crumbling marriage, and a house that doubles as a virtual money pit, she has plenty on her mind—until she suffers a health scare that makes her rethink her life’s priorities, and allows Dora to find herself again. Check […]

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