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Mary Kay Andrews

A pseudonym used by Kathy Hogan Trocheck

Mary Kay Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of 24 novels including The Weekenders, Beach Town, Ladies Night, Summer Rental, Deep Dish.
A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, she received a B.A. in journalism from The University of Georgia and was a newspaper reporter for 14 years. The last ten years of her career were spent as a features reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.She is married to her high school sweetheart, Tom Trocheck, with whom she has a 40-year (and counting) collaboration yielding two grown children, two adorable grandchildren and countless memorable kitchen experiences.
In 2006, Hissy Fit became her first New York Times bestseller, followed by eleven more New York Times, USA Today and Publisher's Weekly bestsellers. To date, her novels have been published in German, Italian, Polish, Slovenian, Hungarian, Dutch, Czech and Japanese.

Genres: Romantic Suspense, Romance, General Fiction
Non fiction
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2003) : Savannah Blues
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2003) : Savannah Blues

Mary Kay Andrews recommends
Death of a Domestic Diva (2003)
(Stain-Busting Mystery, book 1)
Sharon Short
"An immaculate conception."
The Romance Readers' Book Club (2007)
Julie L Cannon
"A coming-of-age story to cherish... Cannon's South is a destination readers will want to visit again and again."
Mimi Malloy, At Last! (2014)
Julia MacDonnell
"I wouldn’t trust anybody who couldn’t fall for Mimi Malloy, At Last!"
The Book of Polly (2017)
Kathy Hepinstall
"The liveliest, loveliest literary mother-daughter combo since Terms of Endearment. . ."
Good Karma (2017)
Christina Kelly
"Christina Kelly s charming debut novel examines the heart of a long-married woman who, uprooted from the familiar, finds herself foundering, but finally flourishing in her new Savannah home, with a well-deserved second chance at love."
The Bookshop at Water's End (2017)
Patti Callahan Henry
"The sun is shining, the tide is turning, summer and Patti Henry’s latest masterpiece beckon. Resistance is futile!"
Beach House Reunion (2018)
(Beach House , book 5)
Mary Alice Monroe
"Readers...will be enthralled...Authentic, generous and heartfelt!."
Drawing Home (2019)
Jamie Brenner
"Jamie Brenner sketches a gorgeously evocative plot with her newest summer beach read, Drawing Home...She transports readers to the glamorous world of a Hamptons summer, where locals and wealthy tourists uneasily mingle, but where a new love, and a life filled with possibilities, waits just around the corner."
The Grace Kelly Dress (2020)
Brenda Janowitz
"Brenda Janowitz's gift is understanding and revealing the nuances of complicated families, of love embraced, love lost and love reclaimed. With The Grace Kelly Dress she has stitched together a seamless intergenerational modern-day fairy tale, with a very contemporary twist."
Feels Like Falling (2020)
Kristy Woodson Harvey
"Two women in turmoil, two lives at a crossroads. Only Kristy Woodson Harvey can make sense of the sometimes devastating, often-times delicious dilemmas faced by the protagonists of her newest perfect beach read FEELS LIKE FALLING. Readers will fall in love with entrepreneur Gray, whose husband's betrayal leaves her feeling adrift and looking for something beyond career success, while plucky down-and-out Diana will win the hearts of those of us who always root for the underdog. Buckle up, buttercups, because FEELS LIKE FALLING feels like your next summer sizzler!"
How to Bury Your Brother (2020)
Lindsey Rogers Cook
"The one thing Alice knows with certainty on the day of her beloved brother's funeral is that, somehow, she must find answers to the questions that have haunted her since the day her brother left home at the age of fifteen--even if the quest could destroy everything she thinks she holds dear. With How To Bury Your Brother, Lindsey Rogers Cook has penned a deeply felt novel that unspools the threads of secrets long-buried beneath the seemingly sunny surface of one Southern family. Readers will find themselves immersed in Alice's quest, and rooting for her to discover the real meaning of home."
This Secret Thing (2020)
Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
"In her new novel This Secret Thing, Marybeth Mayhew Whalen deftly plumbs the depths of the hidden life of a seemingly placid suburb. With surgical precision and rare insight into the inner lives of her subjects, the author peels away layer upon layers of half-truths, secrets, and lies to reveal the shocking truth at the heart of this story. Marybeth Whalen is the new mistress of the suburban thriller."
Surviving Savannah (2021)
Patti Callahan
"[A] sweeping, captivating tale of a contemporary woman lost in a fog of grief who finds solace, and finally, redemption, as she uncovers the long-buried secrets of a nearly forgotten shipwreck--and the courageous women who survived to bear witness to history."
The Woman with the Blue Star (2021)
Pam Jenoff
"The Woman with the Blue Star crackles with suspense as this haunting, harrowing tale of love, loss and survival takes us deeper and deeper into the lives of two courageous young women. This is the historic fiction novel Pam Jenoff was born to write, and she does so with passion and authenticity. Readers who loved The Nightingale and The Alice Network will happily follow The Woman with the Blue Star into this new intriguing Eastern European-set landscape."

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