Here at Parajunkee’s View, we sometimes get e-mails about fun contests and giveaways. This one came through my inbox and I thought it was a fun and generous giveaway that PJV readers might be interested in:
I am very happy to share with you a fun new contest from New York Times bestselling author, Mary Alice Monroe! In celebration of her upcoming new novel A LOWCOUNTRY WEDDING (on-sale May 3rd), Mary Alice has teamed up with the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and Ashley Rhodes Events Designs to give away a Southern wedding! That’s right…a whole wedding!
In A LOWCOUNTRY WEDDING, Mary Alice showcases the allure of the old plantation wedding through the heartfelt story of three half-sisters and their charming grandmother rebuilding family bonds – we hope you’ll agree the contest is a perfect tie in. The winner will be announced in June and I have attached a one sheet with more information. More information can also be found on Mary Alice’s website. Mary Alice will be promoting the contest throughout her book tour in May as well.
A WEDDING, y’all, they’re giving away a wedding. I used to live in Charleston and it’s beautiful. Go here for more info:
Not getting married? That’s okay, you can enter below to win a copy of A Lowcountry Wedding:
(US addresses only, please. Prize will be mailed after the May release date.)
A Lowcountry Wedding by Mary Alice MonroeSeries: Lowcountry Summer
Published by Gallery Books on May 3, 2016
Genres: Adult, Romance
Wedding season has arrived in New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe’s next novel in the “distinct, complex, and endearing” (Charleston Magazine) Lowcountry Summer series, set against the romantic, charming Charleston Lowcountry.
Nothing could be more enchanting than a summer wedding—or two!—in Charleston’s fabled lowcountry. A centuries-old plantation, an avenue of ancient oaks dripping moss, a storied ballroom, a sand dune at sunset…
Yet when a stranger arrives, a long held family secret could silence the bells ringing for the Muir sisters. Scandals surface, family bonds are questioned, and promises are broken and renewed. In A Lowcountry Wedding Monroe delves into the heart of marriage, commitment, and family ties. Huffington Post calls the Lowcountry Summer series “the perfect beach read and a whole lot more.”
New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe found her true calling in environmental fiction when she moved to coastal South Carolina. Already a successful author, she was captivated by the beauty and fragility of her new home. Her experiences living in the midst of a habitat that was quickly changing gave her a strong and important focus for her novels.
Mary Alice Monroe writes richly textured books that delve into the complexities of interpersonal relationships and the parallels between the land and life. Monroe’s novels are published worldwide. With the same heart of conservation, Monroe has written two children’s picture books as well.
Her novels have achieved many lists, including the New York Times, USA Today and SIBA. She has received numerous awards, including several Readers’ Choice Awards; the 2014 SC Book Festival Award for Excellence in Writing; the 2015 SW Florida Book Festival Distinguished Author Award; RT Lifetime Achievement Award; and the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing.
Monroe was also featured at the National Festival of the Book. In 2011, her novel The Butterfly’s Daughter won the International Book Award for Green Fiction. It was also selected as a finalist for the 2012 Book of the Year by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA).
Monroe’s novel The Beach House will be adapted into a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, starring three-time Golden Globe nominee Andie MacDowell and premiering exclusively on the network in 2016.
Monroe lives with her family on a barrier island outside Charleston, South Carolina. She is an active conservationist and serves on the Board of the South Carolina Aquarium, The Leatherback Trust, and Charleston Literacy Volunteers. She is a frequent speaker at book festivals, conferences, and private events. Monroe is also a frequent contributor to magazines and blogs.