Monica McInerney, author of Lola’s Secret, on tour October/November 2012

Posted By on August 13, 2012

About Lola’s Secret

Paperback: 352 pages

Publisher: Ballantine Books (October 16, 2012)

Praised as “Australia’s answer to Maeve Binchy, a modern-day Jane Austen” (The Sun Herald, Australia), Monica McInerney, internationally bestselling author of The Alphabet Sisters, returns with a poignant novel of love, loss, and the enduring strength of family ties.
 
Nestled in a picturesque corner of southern Australia, the Valley View Motel has been run by the Quinlans for years—and nobody adores the place more than Lola, the family’s lovable and mischievous Irish-born matriarch. So when she insists that her relatives spend their Christmas elsewhere, the close-knit bunch can’t help but be a bit curious. Lola has always had a knack for clever schemes; after all, she once slyly reunited her three feuding granddaughters, whom she nicknamed the Alphabet Sisters. And with the holiday season fast approaching, Lola decides it’s time to stir up some extra excitement.

Plotting in secret and online, Lola thinks it would be fun to invite a select group of strangers to stay at the motel for Christmas. Will these guests become friends, ignite sparks, fall in love? As she counts down the days until their arrival, Lola’s own family dramas threaten to upend her best-laid plans. Yet amid moments of humor, heartache, and unexpected twists of fate, Lola finds that she’s the one who’s in for the biggest surprise of all.

“[Monica] McInerney’s assured writing sparkles. . . . When you reach the end, [Lola’s Secret] will leave you feeling like you’ve been given a huge, warm hug.”—Hello! magazine

“A delicate treat . . . a lovely, gentle story of a family, a Christmas, love and different kinds of adventure.”—The Courier-Mail (Australia)

“Exploring universal family issues of loss, rivalry, aging and grief, [Lola’s Secret] is a warm, witty and moving novel.”—Woman’s Day (Australia)

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About Monica McInerney

Monica McInerney is the author of the international bestseller The Alphabet Sisters. She lives in Ireland.

You can find Monica at her website and on Facebook.

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Monica McInerney’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, October 15th:  Adventures of an Intrepid Reader

Wednesday, October 17th:  Seaside Book Nook

Thursday, October 18th:  Mom in Love with Fiction

Monday, October 22nd:  BookNAround

Wednesday, October 24th:  Silver & Grace

Thursday, October 25th:  Books in the City

Monday, October 29th:  Peppermint Ph.D.

Tuesday, October 30th:  Reviews from the Heart

Monday, November 5th:  A Chick Who Reads

Tuesday, November 6th:  Bookfoolery and Babble

Wednesday, November 7th:  Amused by Books

Thursday, November 8th:  Suko’s Notebook

Monday, November 12th:  Fiction State of Mind

Wednesday, November 14th:  Life in Review

Friday, November 16th:  Books and Movies

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