The Faraday Girls

The Faraday Girls

Maggie Faraday was raised by her young scientist mother with the help of her four aunts, but while helping her eccentric grandfather prepare a present for Christmas in July--a family tradition--she discovers some shocking family secrets.

Author: Monica McInerney

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ISBN: 0345490231

Category: Fiction

Page: 562

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Maggie Faraday was raised by her young scientist mother with the help of her four aunts, but while helping her eccentric grandfather prepare a present for Christmas in July--a family tradition--she discovers some shocking family secrets.
Categories: Fiction

The Faraday Girls

The Faraday Girls

Author: Monica McInerney

Publisher:

ISBN: 0330447823

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Page: 634

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Those Faraday Girls

Those Faraday Girls

From the bestselling author of Family Baggage and The Alphabet Sisters comes a warm and captivating story of family secrets, traditions and ties.

Author: Monica McInerney

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330515696

Category: Fiction

Page: 655

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From the bestselling author of Family Baggage and The Alphabet Sisters comes a warm and captivating story of family secrets, traditions and ties. As a child, Maggie Faraday grew up in a lively, unconventional household with her young mother, four very different aunts and her eccentric grandfather. With her mother often away, her aunts took turns to look after her – until, just weeks before Maggie’s sixth birthday, a shocking event changed everything. Twenty years on, Maggie is living alone in New York City when a surprise visit from her grandfather brings a revelation and a proposition to reunite the family. As the Faradays gather in Ireland, Maggie begins to realize that the women she thought she knew so intimately all have something to hide . . .
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At Home with the Templetons

At Home with the Templetons

BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Monica McInerney's Lola's Secret, The Faraday Girls, Family Baggage, The Alphabet Sisters, Greetings from Somewhere Else, and Upside Down Inside Out.

Author: Monica McInerney

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345518644

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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When the Templeton family takes up residence in an imposing and long-empty manor in the countryside of Victoria, Australia, the locals begin to buzz with gossip. The seven Templetons moved from England and seem unusual, peculiar even—especially when they begin to lead tours through the stately home while dressed in period costume. No one is more intrigued by the family than their neighbors, single mother Nina Donovan and her son, Tom. Though they try to keep their distance from the often shocking Templeton dramas, Nina and Tom find their lives unexpectedly entwined with this enigmatic family, much to the delight of Gracie, the youngest Templeton daughter. Then one day, a tragedy tears them all apart. In the grand estate, the stage is set for years of betrayal and heartbreak, love and affection, to be revealed—and, perhaps, resolved—as the Templetons try to make amends. At Home with the Templetons is Monica McInerney’s best book yet—a captivating and moving story that spans two decades, illuminating the perils and pleasures of love, friendship, and family. BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Monica McInerney's Lola's Secret, The Faraday Girls, Family Baggage, The Alphabet Sisters, Greetings from Somewhere Else, and Upside Down Inside Out.
Categories: Fiction

Family Baggage

Family Baggage

Praise for Monica McInerney: 'You'll be laughing out loud one minute and crying the next.' Cosmopolitan Magazine 'Big-hearted family saga' Daily Express

Author: Monica McInerney

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330529396

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Harriet Turner knows all about journeys. After all, she's arranged hundreds of them for the travel agency her family runs in the Australian coastal town of Merryn Bay. But when her work colleague and foster sister Lara disappears on the eve of a big overseas trip, Harriet finds herself in uncharted territory. Left alone in England with a coachload of eccentric tourists on a themed tour of locations from the Willoughby TV detective series, Harriet has her hands full. But as the bus trundles through the picturesque Cornwall countryside, the tour becomes another kind of journey for her. She finds herself facing big questions about her family and her childhood, about her feelings for the guest of honour on the tour, star of Willoughby, Patrick Shawcross - and the biggest puzzle of all: what has happened to Lara? Praise for Monica McInerney: 'You'll be laughing out loud one minute and crying the next.' Cosmopolitan Magazine 'Big-hearted family saga' Daily Express
Categories: Fiction

Upside Down Inside Out

Upside Down Inside Out

When what starts as a holiday fling quickly blossoms into something more, Joseph and Eva discover that romance can turn life upside down and inside out at the bottom of the world.

Author: Monica McInerney

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330529983

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Eva Kennedy is in a rut. After seven years of working at her uncle's Dublin delicatessen, her artistic aspirations have slipped by the wayside and her latest relationship has fizzled. Whatever happened to the Eva who was going to be someone? Hoping to shake things up and find inspiration, Eva takes a break and ventures to Melbourne, Australia, to visit an old friend who, for fun, gives Eva an exciting new identity. Eva is now exotic and adventurous and ... not herself. Joseph Wheeler is a successful London designer. Unfortunately his firm is thriving at such a high level that he doesn't have time to actually design anymore. And his love life is nonexistent. In Australia on business, Joseph meets Eva, and the sparks fly - even as Eva is stuck pretending to be someone she's not. Little does she know that Joseph has some secrets of his own... When what starts as a holiday fling quickly blossoms into something more, Joseph and Eva discover that romance can turn life upside down and inside out at the bottom of the world.
Categories: Fiction

Spin the Bottle

Spin the Bottle

Meanwhile, back in Australia, her father’s taken to his bed, her mother’s up the walls, her three brothers are running amok – and as for Adam ... It’s going to take more than a game of spin the bottle to sort this one out!

Author: Monica McInerney

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447205548

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Lainey Byrne is a woman in control, juggling a hectic job, her boyfriend Adam and a family with more than its fair share of dramas. Things go into a spin when she is wrenched from her life in Melbourne to run a B&B in Ireland for a year. Bed-and-breakfast quickly tumbles into bed-and-bedlam, especially when a reunion with childhood friend Rohan Hartigan sparks an unexpected romantic dilemma. Meanwhile, back in Australia, her father’s taken to his bed, her mother’s up the walls, her three brothers are running amok – and as for Adam ... It’s going to take more than a game of spin the bottle to sort this one out!
Categories: Fiction

The Alphabet Sisters

The Alphabet Sisters

BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Monica McInerney's Lola's Secret, At Home with the Templetons, The Faraday Girls, Family Baggage, Greetings from Somewhere Else, and Upside Down Inside Out.

Author: Monica McInerney

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345484437

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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As girls growing up in Clare Valley, Australia, Anna, Bett, and Carrie Quinlan were childhood singing stars known as The Alphabet Sisters. The unbridled enthusiasm of their flamboyant grandmother Lola was the glue that held them together. As adults, though, the women haven’t spoken in years–ever since Bett’s fiancé deserted her to marry the younger Carrie. Now Lola is turning eighty and she is determined to reunite the girls for a blowout bash. And no one ever says no to Lola. Bett, who fled to London after the scandal of losing her fiancé, is hesitant to face her sisters and her hometown–especially since she has yet to find another man. Sophisticated Anna, the eldest sister, isn’t too keen on the prospect either, though she’s secretly grateful for any excuse to leave her crumbling marriage behind in Sydney. And Carrie, who remained in Clare Valley, is perhaps the most apprehensive. Her marriage–the nominal cause of the sisters’ estrangement–is also on the rocks. Was she wrong to have followed her heart and run off with Bett’s fiancé? When Lola shares her special request, that the girls stage a musical she has written, their short visit becomes a much longer commitment. As they are forced to spend more time together, the sisters must confront the pain that lingers between them. Preconceptions and misunderstandings are slowly put aside and the three find themselves gradually, irresistibly enveloping one another once again–until an unexpected turn of events changes everything in ways none of them could have ever imagined. . . . Layering the lighthearted antics of small-town life with a heartbreaking story of loyalty lost and found, The Alphabet Sisters is an unforgettable story of two generations of women who learn that being true to themselves means being true to one another. BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Monica McInerney's Lola's Secret, At Home with the Templetons, The Faraday Girls, Family Baggage, Greetings from Somewhere Else, and Upside Down Inside Out.
Categories: Fiction

Greetings from Somewhere Else

Greetings from Somewhere Else

BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Monica McInerney's Lola's Secret, At Home with the Templetons, The Faraday Girls, Family Baggage, The Alphabet Sisters, and Upside Down Inside Out.

Author: Monica McInerney

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345516695

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Lainey Byrne is a master at controlled chaos, juggling her hectic, demanding job, her chef boyfriend with his crazy hours, and her roiling family with all its daily dramas. But her life truly threatens to spin out of control when her aunt May, who owns a B&B in Ireland, passes away. In order for the Byrnes to collect their inheritance, someone from the family must take over Aunt May’s business for a year. And apparently that someone is Lainey. Between running a run-down, virtually guest-free B&B (without the slightest ability to cook or clean), worrying about her family from afar, adjusting to country life, and dealing with the complications of long-distance love, Lainey is in way over her head. But when a reunion with a (gorgeous) childhood friend sparks unexpected complications, Lainey realizes that fate may have another path for her– a direction she never imagined. BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Monica McInerney's Lola's Secret, At Home with the Templetons, The Faraday Girls, Family Baggage, The Alphabet Sisters, and Upside Down Inside Out.
Categories: Fiction

Lola s Secret

Lola s Secret

'Lola's 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 . . .

Author: Monica McInerney

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447213437

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Every family has its troubles, and Lola Quinlan's is no exception. She's at a crossroads in her life and isn't 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 Australia's 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. 'Lola's 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
Categories: Fiction