Monica’s Books

CSH Book Front Cover OnlyIf you like this blog, you’ll love the book based on this blog: Church Sweet Home: A Renovation to Warm the Soul is available at online booksellers everywhere.

The paperback is $12.49 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Prefer an ebook? You’re in luck. The ebook is $4.49 and available at Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook and Kobo.

Monica Lee is author of three other memoir/autobiographical fiction novels. If you enjoy her writing here, you might like one of her books:


Fruitful Labor: How to Live to 104 Gracefully, Gratefully is a charming tale of family ties, over-the-top gardening and persisting despite the brutal Minnesota winters and the volume of grief only a 104-year-old experiences. Laura Wallgren (1915-2019) was a farmer’s wife, a devoted Christian and a talented quilter. Living a simple life among the rolling hills of New York Mills, Minnesota, Grandma Laura was plain speaking, spunky and a little bit vain. This heartfelt portrait of a Midwestern centenarian who carries on with grit and humor is like a family recipe for fresh strawberry pie.

Cover only_Layout 1.qxdThe Percussionist’s Wife: A Memoir of Sex, Crime & Betrayal is the true story of a marriage that crumbles when a drum line instructor is caught with one of his students. Monica Lee explores themes of fidelity, faith and justice in this, her first book, now available from online booksellers everywhere:

Final ecover rgb compressedTruth, Dare, Double Dare, Promise or Repeat: On Finding the Meaning of “Like” in 1982: With a voice known for its brave honesty, Monica Lee opens the pages of her teenage diaries and reveals the story of the year she turned 15 and learned to French kiss in Truth, Dare, Double Dare, Promise or Repeat. With self-deprecating humor, authenticity and diary-detailed awkwardness, it’s a coming-of-age story that reminds us what it feels like to be a teenager again, grappling with timeless questions of desire, loyalty and remaining true to oneself.

How to Look Hot Lo RezHow to Look Hot & Feel Amazing: The 21-Day Age-Defying Diet, Exercise & Everything Makeover Plan is a combination health-and-fitness memoir and a to-do list. Filled with inspiration, checklists, recipes and more, Monica Lee shares her journey from muffin tops to biceps and her formula for being healthier, stronger and hotter in only 21 days. This is Lee’s second book, now available at Amazon:

Author Monica Lee has also contributed to 8 Slices of Cake,a romance anthology, and to More Than A Coincidence: True Stories of Divine Intervention, an anthology of inspirational faith testimonies.