Book Spotlight: A Lowcountry Christmas

Posted December 20, 2016 in A Novel Read / 0 Comments


In A LOWCOUNTRY CHRISTMAS New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe explores the story of a wounded warrior and his younger brother who discover the true meaning of Christmas in this timeless story of family bonds.

As far as ten-year-old Miller McClellan is concerned, it’s the worst Christmas ever. His father’s shrimp boat is docked, his mother is working two jobs, and with finances strained, Miller is told they can’t afford the dog he desperately wants. “Your brother’s return from war is our family’s gift,” his parents tell him. But when Taylor returns with PTSD, family tensions darken the holidays.

Heartbreak and financial stress threaten to destroy the spirit of the season until the miraculous gift of a service dog leads Taylor, his family, and their community on a healing journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas.


“With intrinsic understanding of life in the Lowcountry, Mary Alice Monroe writes from the heart.”
Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

It is hard to describe the beauty of Monroe’s work. The words on the pages flow from the author’s eyes to create a world of rare enchantment. Next, Monroe’s brain assembles a plot that moves the characters from one amazing event to another. Then from Monroe’s heart comes the passion for the story, one that is rich with love and depth.”
The Huffington Post

“Monroe knows her characters like no one else could, and her portrayals of the Summer Girls are subtle, realistic, carefully crafted, and pitch-perfect.” —Publishers Weekly

“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.” —RT Book Reviews

About Mary Alice Monroe

Known for her intimate portrayals of women’s lives, 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, and The Book Club. 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, Monroe draws themes for her novels from nature and the parallels with human nature, thus drawing attention to various endangered species and the human connection to the natural world. Mary Alice is involved with several environmental groups and is on the board of the South Carolina Aquarium, the Leatherback Trust, and Charleston Volunteers for Literacy. She lives in the lowcountry of South Carolina.

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