Lost Daughters

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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 of living under Mama Ruby's commanding presence, Maureen Montgomery is finally taking charge of her own life. With her beautiful teenage daughter, Loretta, by her side, she returns to Florida after Mama Ruby's death and settles into ...

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Overview

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 of living under Mama Ruby's commanding presence, Maureen Montgomery is finally taking charge of her own life. With her beautiful teenage daughter, Loretta, by her side, she returns to Florida after Mama Ruby's death and settles into a routine that any other woman would consider bland. But for Maureen and her older brother Virgil, who grew up with Mama Ruby's hair-trigger temper and murderous ways, bland is good.

But Loretta has other ideas. Set on becoming rich and famous, she convinces Maureen to let her start a modeling career. And Loretta thinks Miami photographer Melvin Ross is just the man to make her a star. But even with Mel by their side, taking Maureen and Loretta's lives in new directions, they can't escape Mama Ruby. Neither can Virgil, who's concealed one of Mama Ruby's most shocking acts for most of his life. . .and is now living with the guilt of his deceit.

Yet, as much as Virgil knows, he could never imagine the depth of Mama Ruby's yearning for her daughter, or how much Maureen wants her own daughter to feel free to live on her own terms. For them, Mama Ruby will never die. . .and it's not until Maureen takes on a bit of Mama Ruby's strength to face down the past and forge new bonds that she's able to make a future that is truly hers.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This latest installment in Monroe's popular Mama Ruby series is a spicy mixture of family scandal, mother-daughter betrayal, and good-for-nothing men. Our heroine is Maureen, whom Mama Ruby, a fearsome matriarch now deceased, kidnapped as an infant and raised as her own daughter. Maureen is all grown up now with a daughter of her own. And Loretta is more than enough daughter for one single mother. Only fourteen, Loretta decides she wants to model, seduces a handsome, sleazy photographer named Melvin Ross, then convinces him to marry her mother so that they can have easy access to one another until Loretta turns 18 and they can marry each other—which makes for a complex home environment. Monroe is a quick study with a lusty scene, and she has many opportunities to exercise her talents—Loretta, we learn, thinks about sex with Mel "every day and every night" and has it nearly as often, including on Maureen and Mel's wedding night. Add to this Maureen's instant attraction to a man who learns he was kidnapped as an infant and readers will start to wonder when this family will get its own episode of Jerry Springer. Though many of the characters lack psychological depth, particularly Loretta and Mel who are conscience-less villains who live only to torture the saintly Maureen, you can never accuse of Monroe of a dull moment. Agent: Andrew Stuart, The Stuart Agency. (June)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758274724
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 5/28/2013
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 501,686
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Monroe
Mary Monroe
MARY MONROE is the New York Times bestselling author of Deliver Me From Evil, God Don't Play, In Sheep's Clothing, Red Light Wives, God Still Don't Like Ugly, Gonna Lay Down My Burdens, God Don't Like Ugly, The Upper Room, and the novella "Nightmare in Paradise" in Borrow Trouble. An avid traveler, Mary currently lives in Oakland, California.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    Mama Ruby...

    I must say this was truly a page turner...normally I don't like books that are continued...but the Mama Ruby saga was good...Loretta was a mess though...LoL

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2013

    Ok so I really didn't care for GOD DONT PLAY, I didnt know what

    Ok so I really didn't care for GOD DONT PLAY, I didnt know what to expect with Lost Daughters! Whew Miss Monroe did it again!!! I couldn't stop reading this book! The close to the Mama Ruby Saga, was explosive, unexpected, and exciting! All I could think of is that age old saying, " when someone shows you who they are, believe them! Dont miss out on the end of this series!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Lost Daughters Was Great!

    The final chapter in the Mama Ruby saga came to a close beautifully! It just goes to show you that even in fiction, what you put out into the world comes back to you ten-fold!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Lost daughters by mary monroe

    All her books are good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    GREAT BOOK MARY MONROE HAS DONE IT AGAIN

    COULD SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME THE SEQUEL THAT IS NEXT AFTER LOST DAUGHTERS IT WAS A GREAT BOOK BUT, WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED WITH THAT NASTY DAUGHTER OF MAUREENS? LORETTA/ I WAS SO HAPPY WHEN SHE GOT FAT SHE WAS CENTERED AROUND HER LOOKS AND, HER BODY BUT, AFTER SHE HAD HER BABY SHE GOT FAT, WE NEED TO KNOW ALSO WHAT HAPPENED WHEN MAUREENS SISTER ADOPTED LORETTA'S BABY - PLEASE THERE IS SO MUCH THAT LEFT THE READERS WANDERING - WHAT HAPPENED AFTER ????????????????????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    Great !

    I always enjoy Mary Monroe books and I enjoyed this one as well.

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  • Posted October 26, 2013

    What is this book the sequel to

    What is this book the sequel to

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2013

    Good read

    I read this right after reading the upper room and mama ruby. I will admit i did get frustrated reading because i couldnt believe some of the characters could be so niave. But all in all pretty good book, kept me entertained.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    Good read

    Good way to end mama ruby

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Slow start but strong ending!

    This book started off slow to due to me not reading the upper room first. It took me a week or two to get back into it. And I did! So buying this book is worth it. I did like the ending too. Seemed like their lives switched...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Mary Monroe does itagain!.

    I enjoyed this book. The characters were full & complete.
    It was not predictable. Keep it up Mary.

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    Posted December 17, 2013

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