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  • Bibliography:
    33 Books - 5 Series
  • First Book:
    February 1985
  • Latest Book:
    April 2023
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Full Series List in Order

A Lexington, Alabama Novel

1 - Mrs. Wiggins (Apr-2021)
2 - Empty Vows (Apr-2022)
3 - Love, Honor, Betray (Apr-2023)

A Lonely Heart, Deadly Heart Novel

1 - Every Woman's Dream (Jun-2016)
1.5 - Can You Keep a Secret? (Sep-2016)
2 - Never Trust a Stranger (Apr-2017)
3 - The Devil You Know (Nov-2017)

Mama Ruby

1 - The Upper Room (Feb-1985)
2 - Mama Ruby (Jun-2011)
3 - Lost Daughters (Jun-2013)

The Neighbors

1 - One House Over (Mar-2018)
2 - Over the Fence (Mar-2019)
3 - Across the Way (Apr-2020)

Related Books

1 - God Don't Like Ugly (Oct-2000)
2 - God Still Don't Like Ugly (Sep-2003)
3 - God Don't Play (Sep-2006)
4 - God Ain't Blind (Sep-2009)
5 - God Ain't Through Yet (Jun-2010)
6 - God Don't Make No Mistakes (Jun-2012)

Book List in Order: 33 titles


  • Maureen, a young Black girl torn between the remarkable powers of her mother and the harsh realities of life, comes of age, in a powerful, evocative tale set in a migrant labor camp in the bayous of the Florida Everglades...



  • New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe sweeps readers back to the streets, porches, and parlors of civil rights-era Ohio to bring to life the first steps of an enduring friendship between two girls from opposite sides of the track. . .

    ...



  • Carmen Taylor finds her life spinning out of control when her best friend Desiree begins dating Chester Sheffield, the man Carmen has loved for years, and when Desiree gets pregant with his child, Carmen commits a reckless crime of passion that force...



  • New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe's heartâ€"stopping tale about a woman who's suffered too much to give up on herself, even if everyone else has . . . 

    Growing up, Annette Goode thought all men were as lowâ€"down as the father wh...



  • From New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe comes a powerful novel about the hopes, dreams, laughter -- and limits -- of six unique women surviving on the streets of San Francisco . . . 

    They're about as different as six women can b...



  • A restless young woman thinks she's found a free ride to happiness and adventure. But it's a trip that may land her in prison--or worse... When twenty-eight-year-old Trudy Bell lands a secretarial position at a travel agency, she feels like a new wo...



  • With a handsome husband, a beautiful daughter, and a lovely house to come home to every night, it looks like forty-five-year-old Annette Goode finally has it all. And heaven knows she paid her dues to get it--from a childhood filled with abuse to a r...



  • in Borrow Trouble

    Good-looking and as dutiful a wife as she is a devoted friend, reserved and respectful Renee Webb always does the right thing. So when she gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to let her hair down on a Caribbean vacation with her uninhibited friend ...



  • Once upon a time, Christine Thurman had the perfect marriage. A girl from the wrong side of the tracks, she made good by marrying Jesse Ray Thurman and helping him build a business worth millions. Together, they were the perfect couple--attractive, s...






  • New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe delivers a powerful and provocative new novel about one woman's search for love in a world where secrets don't always stay hidden, friends don't always have our backs, and the choices we make in one rash ...



  • New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe's extraordinary novel celebrates life, love, and the power of sisterhood--proving that friends, like fine wine, only get better with age... Gorgeous, successful executive Teri Stewart spends her days wo...



  • In this gripping, unforgettable new novel by New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe, forever friends Annette Goode Davis and Rhoda O'Toole are about to learn that even the rockiest relationships can survive just about anything -- as long as yo...



  • From New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe comes 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, An...



  • New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe presents an unforgettable tale featuring Mama Ruby, the indomitable heroine of her acclaimed novel The Upper Room. Now readers will get a peek into Ruby's early years, as she transforms from a spoiled sma...



  • In the sparkling conclusion to Mary Monroe's bestselling God series, two forever friends face their biggest betrayals yet and learn the hard way that putting your trust in the wrong hands can change your life forever… These days, Annette Goode D...



  • New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe brings to life her most provocative and daring characters yet in this emotional and sometimes shocking tale of daughters lost and found, and the ways in which the past still haunts them…. After years...



  • New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe weaves a stunning portrait of a family immersed in deceit . . .and the women whose happiness depends on the secrets they keep. . . After growing up poor in Texas, Vera Lomax used every gold-digging tri...



  • New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe delivers her most surprising and thought-provoking novel yet in this riveting tale of family loyalty, betrayal, and sweet revenge… For Seth Garrett, there’s no such thing as too rich or too beautif...



  • Not all wishes should come true. Master storyteller Mary Monroe begins her Lonely Heart, Deadly Heart series with a page-turning tale of seduction and shocking surprises, as two unhappy women fulfill their every erotic dream -- and find a desire t...






  • In this page-turning prequel to her thrilling Lonely Heart, Deadly Heart series, New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe introduces Lola Poole and Joan Proctor, fast friends getting a crash course in love, family, betrayal -- and other little d...



  • New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe takes you on the ultimate twist-filled ride with her Lonely Heart, Deadly Heart series. For two restless women looking for satisfaction, too much of a good thing is never enough -- even as a lethal passio...



  • In the stunning climax of New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe’s Lonely Heart, Deadly Heart series, the tension -- and the heat -- reach unforgettable heights as two restless women go after the ultimate satisfaction ... and a killer desire...



  • New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe returns to the 1930s era of her acclaimed novel The Upper Room with a dazzling portrait of two very different couples whose friendship and fast times are no match for shattering betrayal... A solid ma...



  • In this moving, unforgettable novel from New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe, a successful, happily married mother suddenly finds herself feeling far from joyful. But Christmas brings an unexpected chance to rediscover herself, and what hap...



  • In this page-turning novel set in the Depression-era South, New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe transports readers to a small Alabama town where home is not always a sanctuary, and two neighboring families let pleasantries mask increasing r...



  • New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe presents a heartwarming, uplifting novel about two long-time co-workers who seem unlucky in love. But this Christmas may give them a surprising chance to find themselves -- and each other . . . With a...



  • Neighborhood tensions reach a breaking point in the finale of New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe's captivating series that sweeps readers back to 1930's Alabama and into the lives of two neighboring couples whose deceitful friendsh...



  • From acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe comes the captivating and heartfelt tale of a couple who has everything -- except the dream they long for most. But this Christmas, a reunion with someone from the past could gift them a on...



  • New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe returns to the Deep South Depression-era town of her scandalous Mama Ruby series, in this tale of a woman determined to have a respectable life -- and she'll do anything to keep it... The daughter ...






  • Beloved award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe delivers a hopeful and heartwarming story about an impossible Christmas dream, an unexpected act of goodwill -- and a surprising chain of events that could gift joy far beyond th...



  • Talented, beautiful Michelle Heywood, 29, has everything going for her. She has just been promoted to Senior Account Executive for A, A & A, a Michigan-Avenue Chicago ad agency and received a huge raise, bonus and company car.Michelle’s new tas...



  • In this scandalous follow-up to the Depression-era tale Mrs. Wiggins, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe delivers even more drama to the Deep South, as a proper church-going woman determined to snare Alabama’s most-soug...



  • Award-winning New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe delivers the latest thrillingly scandal-filled novel in her Depression-era saga of a church-going lady and her oh-so-upstanding husband racing to cover up their many sins -- and gambling on ...


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Mary Monroe has published 33 books.

The next book by Mary Monroe, Love, Honor, Betray, will be published in April 2023.

The first book by Mary Monroe, The Upper Room, was published in February 1985.

Yes. Mary Monroe has 5 series.