'A moving and mostly gentle tale about age, family, love, loss and secrets... As each strand of the story is secured and resolved, the message is about the priority of family and the power of love...In Lola's Secret, as in her other novels, McInerney's aim is unerringly true.' --Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin (Australia
'McInerney's cast of a thousand chatty voices is etched effortlessly and resonantly by the end of chapter two and has been described as "comfort reading" and "warm buttered toast". Except McInerney's protagonist is no pushover and there are no honey-dripped endings. This is full of grains of truth: it is never too late to live, but you are never too old to learn.' --Australian Women's Weekly
Every family has its troubles, and Lola Quinlans is no exception. Shes at a crossroads in her life and isnt sure which path she should take. As the holiday season approaches, she decides to do something different. She sends her family away and invites a number of mystery guests to her motel in South Australias picturesque Clare Valley. But who are all these people, and why aren't they spending the festive season with their own loved ones? As the big day draws closer and Lola's family dramas threaten to unravel her plans, she discovers that magic can happen in every family especially your own. From the bestselling author of At Home with the Templetons and Those Faraday Girls comes a funny, sad and moving novel about memories and moments, and the very meaning of life. Lolas Secret encourages us all to see the potential in chance meetings. Prepare yourself for a rollercoaster of wit, wisdom and wondering, what if? U Magazine, Ireland Some novels are simply very special. This is one of those . . . Hello!magazine.com
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About the Author
Monica McInerney grew up in a family of seven children in the Clare Valley wine region of South Australia. She has lived all around Australia and in Ireland and England. Her novels are bestsellers in Australia and Ireland and are published in translation in Europe. Those Faraday Girls won the General Fiction Book of the Year in 2008 in Australia. Her mot recent book, At Home With The Templetons was shortlisted at the 2010 Irish Book Awards in the Eason Popular Book of the Year category. She now lives in Dublin with her husband.