February 11, 2019
A Sneak Peek at Lowcountry Livin'
Posted by: Brittany Morton
While we are all waiting for the return of our beloved Charleston weather, it is a perfect time to cozy up with a good book. Charleston claims several bestselling authors whose fiction can take you out of the cold and right into a warm Lowcountry night. Check out these local authors to find a series you’ll love, some Carolina classics, and some upcoming new-releases!
Award-winning author and conservationist Mary Alice Monroe has written dozens of books that speak to the beautiful and changing Charleston landscape. Her novels focus on the fragility of the environment and its parallels to the lives of locals.
The Beach House series and the Lowcountry Summer series are popular with locals and visitors alike who love Charleston and all it has to offer. Her next novel, The Summer Guests, comes out on June 11, so you have plenty of time to catch up and make it to one of her local appearances in the summer!
Dottie Frank, as she is lovingly known by her many readers and event attendees, has been captivating readers since the release of her first novel, Sullivan’s Island, in 2000. Since then, she continued to bring humor, wit, and warmth to her many books that show glimpses of life in and around Charleston.
Her upcoming novel, Queen Bee, will be available on May 14. This tale features family drama and the interesting lives of neighbors on a southern island. Check out her other books now and visit her website to find out where you can catch one of her book signings this summer!
If you haven’t already read any of Pat Conroy’s novels or memoirs of the Lowcountry, they should be on your list! Spanning several decades, Conroy’s books are considered Southern literature classics that have been critically acclaimed and often controversial. His love for Charleston and the surrounding area can be felt by readers everywhere, and his writing is perfect for anyone looking for books that are rich with history and feeling.
Check out these authors, and keep an eye out for the places they mention on your next trip to Charleston! For other scenic, historical, and dining recommendations, contact us at The Quarters on King. We are happy to help you plan your Lowcountry getaway!