Lost Daughters

Lost Daughters

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by Mary Monroe
     
 

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“A spicy mixture of family scandal, mother-daughter betrayal, and good-for-nothing men.” —Publishers Weekly

Everyone from Louisiana to Florida knows Mama Ruby—a small-town girl who became one of the South’s most notorious and volatile women. Now New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe reveals how Mama

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“A spicy mixture of family scandal, mother-daughter betrayal, and good-for-nothing men.” —Publishers Weekly

Everyone from Louisiana to Florida knows Mama Ruby—a small-town girl who became one of the South’s most notorious and volatile women. Now New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe reveals how Mama Ruby’s past haunts the family she’s left behind…

Mama Ruby has died and Maureen Montgomery is finally taking charge of her own life. With her beautiful teenage daughter, Loretta, by her side, she returns to Florida and settles into a routine any other woman would consider bland. But for Maureen and her brother, Virgil, after Mama Ruby’s hair-trigger temper and murderous ways, bland is good. Yet Loretta has other ideas…

Set on becoming rich and famous, Loretta convinces Maureen to let her start a modeling career with the help of a Miami photographer. But even as they move in promising new directions, they can’t escape Mama Ruby—including Virgil, who’s concealed one of her most shocking acts for most of his life. To make a future that’s truly hers, Maureen will have to take on a bit of Mama Ruby’s strength, forge new bonds—and face down the past.

“Monroe is a masterful storyteller.” —Philadelphia Inquirer

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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758294678
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
04/29/2014
Series:
A Mama Ruby Novel Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
416,444
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

MARY MONROE, the daughter of sharecroppers, is the author of the award-winning and New York Times bestselling God series that includes God Don’t Like Ugly and God Ain’t Through Yet, among other novels. The winner of the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award, Mary Monroe currently lives in Oakland, California, and loves to hear from her readers via e-mail at AuthorAuthor5409@aol.com.

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Lost Daughters 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Z-loves-to-read More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are a lot of loose ends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All her books are good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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I always enjoy Mary Monroe books and I enjoyed this one as well.
msphat More than 1 year ago
What is this book the sequel to
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good way to end mama ruby
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. The characters were full & complete. It was not predictable. Keep it up Mary.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.