Every family has its troubles, and Lola Quinlan's is 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 vel 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 vels are simply very special. This is one of those ...' Hello!magazine.com
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.