Those Faraday Girls

Those Faraday Girls


  • Release: 2009-09-18
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 655 page
  • ISBN: 9780330515696
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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 . . .

Family Baggage

Family Baggage


  • Release: 2006-06-27
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 512 page
  • ISBN: 9780345493378
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“An endearing and humane story about a family and its sticky web of secrets and misunderstandings . . . one of those rare books you could recommend to anyone and know that they’ll love it.” –The Australian Women’s Weekly Harriet Turner knows all about journeys. She’s arranged hundreds of them for her family’s travel agency. Now Harriet is joining her adopted sister, Lara, to lead a group through the Cornish countryside. But when Lara fails to appear at the airport as planned, Harriet finds herself in uncharted territory and suddenly alone with a busload of eccentric seniors. As the tour wends its way through the picturesque landscape, Harriet must uncover her sister’s whereabouts and confront long-held family secrets involving Lara’s arrival twenty-five years ago . . . not to mention keeping track of more baggage–real and emotional–than she ever expected. BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Monica McInerney's Lola's Secret, At Home with the Templetons, The Faraday Girls, The Alphabet Sisters, Greetings from Somewhere Else, and Upside Down Inside Out.

The Godmothers

The Godmothers


  • Release: 2020-09-29
  • Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 448 page
  • ISBN: 9781760893750
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The highly anticipated new family drama from one of Australia's most beloved authors. Eliza Miller grew up in Australia as the only daughter of a troubled young mother, but with the constant support of two watchful godmothers, Olivia and Maxie. Despite her tricky childhood, she always felt loved and secure. Until, just before her eighteenth birthday, a tragic event changed her life. Thirteen years on, Eliza is deliberately living as safely as possible, avoiding close relationships and devoting herself to her job. Out of the blue, an enticing invitation from one of her godmothers prompts a leap into the unknown. Within a fortnight, Eliza finds herself in the middle of a complicated family in Edinburgh. There’s no such thing as an ordinary day any more. Yet, amidst the chaos, Eliza begins to blossom. She finds herself not only hopeful about the future, but ready to explore her past, including the biggest mystery of all – who is her father? Set in Australia, Scotland, Ireland and England, THE GODMOTHERS is a great big hug of a book that will fill your heart to bursting. It is a moving and perceptive story about love, lies, hope and sorrow, about the families we are born into and the families we make for ourselves.

Spin the Bottle

Spin the Bottle


  • Release: 2006-04-03
  • Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 486 page
  • ISBN: 9781742281438
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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 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!

At Home with the Templetons

At Home with the Templetons


  • Release: 2011-03-29
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 496 page
  • ISBN: 9780345518644
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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.

The Christmas Gift

The Christmas Gift


  • Release: 2013-11-29
  • Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 12 page
  • ISBN: 9781743484661
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In Australia, Rosie is preparing for a family Christmas like no other. Across the world in Dublin, another family's holiday plans are about to go in an unexpected direction. Filled with Monica McInerney's trademark warmth, heart and humour, these two beautiful new short stories will delight readers this Christmas. Enjoy this perfect little gift from one of Australia's best-loved authors.

Upside Down Inside Out

Upside Down Inside Out


  • Release: 2010-11-30
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 464 page
  • ISBN: 9780330529983
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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.

The Nesting

The Nesting


  • Release: 2020-10-15
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 9780008341886
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Atmospheric, gothic, spine-chilling... The new thriller from C.J Cooke will haunt you long after you turn the last page...

The House of Memories

The House of Memories


  • Release: 2014-02-04
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 496 page
  • ISBN: 9780698137264
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Months after a tragic accident, Ella O’Hanlon flees to London in an attempt to escape her grief, leaving behind the two people she blames for her loss: Aidan, the love of her life, and Jess, her spoiled half-sister. Taken in by her beloved uncle Lucas, Ella discovers that his extraordinary house holds many wonderful memories for her…and his group of transitory boarders provides a refreshing and welcome emotional tonic. But as Ella settles into a comfortable new role as unofficial cook and housemother, Jess secretly comes to London to pursue her own dreams, precipitating an unexpected family reunion and an exploration of the heart—one famished for love, for healing, and for forgiveness. READERS GUIDE INCLUDED