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Monroe, Mary

Works: 79 works in 595 publications in 1 language and 32,539 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Bildungsromans  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Urban fiction  Novels  Sermons 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.O528, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mary Monroe
Mama Ruby by Mary Monroe( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Othella--the daughter of the town tramp in Shreveport, Louisiana--convinces her to give her baby away, 15-year-old Ruby Jean Upshaw runs away to New Orleans where nothing can erase the memories of the child she lost or quell her simmering rage at Othella for persuading her to let her baby go
God don't play by Mary Monroe( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the person who has been destroying her reputation and threatening her family challenges her to a face-to-face meeting, Annette Goode finds her life and the lives of those closest to her changed when the identity of her tormentor is finally revealed
God ain't blind by Mary Monroe( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a crash diet and a makeover fail to get the attention of her husband, Annette shacks up with Louis and goes on a spending spree, until she discovers a terrible secret about Louis and turns to her friend, Rhoda, for help
God still don't like ugly by Mary Monroe( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annette Goode, who has recently reconciled with the father she never knew, finds solace with her childhood sweetheart after a dark secret from her past destroys her engagement and a troubled friend unexpectedly comes back into her life
Deliver me from evil by Mary Monroe( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longing to break free from her dead-end marriage, Christine Thurman, who has escaped her upbringing on the wrong side of the tracks, is drawn back into her old life when she has a torrid affair with a bad boy from her past
God don't make no mistakes by Mary Monroe( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best friends Annette and Rhoda find their lives in turmoil as Annette tries to balance her new found love life as she tries to reconcile with her husband Pee Wee and discovers a devastating secret while Rhoda must deal with her daughter Jade, whose antics lead Rhoda to throw her out of the house
She had it coming by Mary Monroe( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Dolores Reese spent her childhood in foster care, like Floyd Watson, a local boy who intrigues her from the moment they meet. When one bad decision sends an innocent Floyd to prison for life, Dolores promises to stick by him. But while Floyd's world stands still, Dolores meets a new man who promises her the kind of future she's always wanted-the kind she once imagined having with Floyd. But when Floyd is suddenly freed on new evidence, Dolores is torn and must make a fateful decision. And if she isn't careful, Dolores just might find out what happens when love, dishonesty, and dangerous jealousy collide
Lost daughters by Mary Monroe( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her new husband Mel and her daughter Lorretta, an aspiring model, run off together, claiming they are in love, Maureen Montgomery must confront her tragic past to find the strength to overcome this devastating betrayal and make a new life for herself that is all her own
God ain't through yet by Mary Monroe( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poignant and passionate new novel featuring lifelong friends Annette Goode Davis and Rhoda O'Toole-- two women whose best intentions don't always yield the best results. This time around, Annette is devastated when one of her greatest fears comes true-- and there may be nothing she can do about it
Family of lies by Mary Monroe( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After growing up poor in Texas, Vera Lomax used every gold-digging trick in the book to land a rich husband. Now living in the lap of luxury in San Francisco, her only job is to fawn over her much-older husband, so it's been easy for her to balance a life of shopping and affairs with younger men with a major secret: the sixteen-year bribery of one of her husband's mistresses to keep her pregnancy under wraps. Vera figures that a little hush money every month will ensure her husband's fortune is hers alone. . . Unfortunately for Vera, Sarah Cooper is the child Kenneth Lomax always wanted. When the father she never knew shows up at her mother's funeral to claim her, it's a fairy tale journey from the ghetto to a mansion on a hill. But Sarah's life is not as carefree as her father wants it to be . . .because Sarah knows from the start that her step-mother is as two-faced as they come. And after losing all the family she's ever known, she wants a life that's richer than what Vera's got planned for her. Neither woman can be sure who will win Kenneth's heart and fortune. But as Vera and Sarah scheme to get what they want, everyone they know will be choosing sides, taking chances, and gambling it all to come out on top. . ."--Publisher's web site
God don't like ugly by Mary Monroe( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frightened and ashamed, budding teenager Annette Goode, a shy, awkward, overweight girl, hides the devastating secret that her mother's boarder has been sexually abusing her, until her life is changed forever by the beautiful and worldly Rhoda Nelson
Bad blood by Mary Monroe( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For Seth Garrett, there's no such thing as too rich or too beautiful. His family taught him that anything less than the best simply isn't an option. Now he's out to prove he can be the most successful Garrett--and Rachel McNeal fits the bill. She's pretty, hard-working, good in bed--and willing to finance his dreams. He thinks she's perfect wife material--until he meets her relatives and discovers they're far from perfect. No problem, Seth's got a truly flawless replacement lined up to give him the good life he's entitled to. . . Steady and sensible, Rachel always believed the best about people. She thought Seth was the man of her dreams. But she can deal with the hurt and move on. Until she discovers the true reason Seth dumped her--and just how deep his contempt for her runs. She's done forgiving, much less forgetting. And taking his world apart piece by piece is only the beginning of her long-game payback"--
The upper room by Mary Monroe( Book )

29 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eccentric Mama Rose and her duaghter Maureen hide out from the law in the Everglades migrant settlement of Goons. Maureen, however, would jump at the chance to see the "real world."
In sheep's clothing by Mary Monroe( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trudy goes too far in her quest for passion and happiness when she assumes the identity of a wealthy co-worker, leading a double life and getting involved with the wrong man
One house over by Mary Monroe( Book )

8 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A solid marriage, a thriving business, and the esteem of their close-knit Alabama community--Joyce and Odell Watson have every reason to count their blessings. Their marriage has given well-off Joyce a chance at the family she's always wanted--and granted Odell a once-in-a-lifetime shot to escape grinding poverty. But all that respectability and status comes at a cost. Just once, Joyce and Odell want to break loose and taste life's wild side, without consequences ... When their new neighbors turn out to be high-steppin' bootleggers Milton and Yvonne Hamilton, the Watsons plunge headlong into good times and fast living. For Joyce, Yvonne is someone she can show off to--and look down on. And Odell won't introduce crude, unsophisticated Milton to his friends--but is happy to let Milton ply him with free booze. As much as the Watsons want to get along with their new neighbors, the gradual revelations of Yvonne and Milton's seedy past make them think twice about how much time they spend together. But the Hamiltons won't be dismissed so easily. The Watsons soon find them invading every area of their lives and discovering their long-held secrets. Now, the Watsons must tread carefully to keep the Hamiltons from destroying their perfect world. . ."--Jacket
Red light wives by Mary Monroe( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working in the world's oldest profession, six very different women forge a powerful bond that no one can break, not even their controlling "manager" Clyde, until an impulsive act of defiance changes everything
Never trust a stranger by Mary Monroe( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking incrementally greater risks to pursue the love and excitement they have always craved, best friends Lola Poole and Joan Proctor-Riley are drawn in by the fantasy life of seemingly kind and responsible trucker Calvin, whose talented sexual healing leads to the revelation of a deadly secret
The company we keep by Mary Monroe( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gorgeous, successful executive Teri Stewart spends her days working for L.A.'s hottest record company--and her nights all alone. Her best friend Nicole is determined to find Teri a man, but she hasn't had much luck-- because Teri wants more than Mr. Maybe. She's holding out for Mr. Right and won't settle for anything less. Just when Teri is ready to give up, a man from her past returns to reignite their romance. With his sultry smile and easy-going charm, radio DJ Harrison Starr is one-of-a kind--and Teri can't deny she's fallen hard for him again. With her life finally falling into place, Teri thinks her dreams might come true after all. But Harrison may have a secret that could change everything--"--Page 4 of cover
Every woman's dream by Mary Monroe( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As teenagers, Lola Poole and Joan Procter concocted a scheme to escape their boredom and bring in some money: corresponding with lonely, unsuspecting-- and generous-- older men. In return for their "love letters" the teens were rewarded with checks-- until their swindle nearly got them killed. Now Joan is unhappily married, while Lola is done with putting her life on hold for the demands of others. As girls they were looking for money, but as women they have other needs they want satisfied. And thanks to online dating and a parade of lovers, they're getting all the sexy fun they missed out on. It's a downright addictive game. But games can't last forever ... and someone has to lose
Borrow trouble by Mary Monroe( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Mary Monroe's "Nightmare in Paradise," a dutiful wife explores her wild side during a Caribbean getaway, and in Victor McGlothin's "Bad Luck Shadow," a killer on the run from the law prepares to pull the biggest heist in history
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Alternative Names
Mary Alice Monroe

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