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3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Monica McInerney Narrator: Catherine Milte Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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Magic can happen in every family....

At the Valley View Motel in South Australia's picturesque Clare Valley, 84-year-old Lola Quinlan is up to her usual mischief. She's sent her family away for Christmas and invited a number of mystery guests to come and stay. 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 personal family dramas threaten to unravel her plans, she discovers that at a special time of year, magic can happen in every family - especially your own.

From the bestselling author of At Home with the Templetons, here comes a funny, sad, and moving novel about memories and moments and the very meaning of life.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/19/2014

    " Bought this at Target when I needed something to read while waiting for my son. I have read the author's other books and enjoyed them. I was unsure of this book as I read it. I didn't like it as much as the others but still enjoyable. Maybe because I could not identify with Lola. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gerda | 2/8/2014

    " A pleasant enough story, not too taxing however it was a bit predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole Campbell | 2/7/2014

    " I normally enjoy reading books written by Monica McInerney but Lola's Secret was quite disappointing. It was slow to start, the story line seemed pointless and it was boring. It seemed that this book was written for the sake of writing something, not because she felt passionately about the subject matter. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie | 2/2/2014

    " I received this book from good-reads first reads and I found it a bit bland. I only got up through page 50 and had to stop. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't terribly exciting. It seemed like a lot of other books portraying an average family during the holidays. The family had the same problems all other families have. The only interesting person at all was the grandmother. I give the book 2 stars because like I said, it's not horrible, it's just too plain. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beth | 1/29/2014

    " The story had no "meat" to it and I got quite bored with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie Boland | 1/25/2014

    " Ideal read for a rainy day to escape "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/24/2014

    " This was more or less a sequel to "The Alphabet Sisters" which I would recommend reading first if you haven't already but isn't really necessary to enjoy the book. I appreciate the way Monica McInerney can write from multiple character's perspectives. She continued to reveal more about the characters I had come to know in The Alphabet Sisters but she also introduced new characters that became part of a subplot that was interesting in it's own right. She managed this without taking away from the main characters, which I find is hard to do (develop secondary characters enough so that you care about them without distracting from the primary characters and storyline). I like the variety of relationships portrayed in McInerney's storys and it was nice to revisit familiar characters a little further down the road. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 1/17/2014

    " Light fluff, but sweet. At times I could see Shirley MacLain as Lola, the 84 year old "heroine" (physically) but Betty White also because of her personality. This would probably make a cure movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janine | 1/15/2014

    " An easy read and fun as I have been to the places mentioned in the book which always makes it more interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Justine | 1/5/2014

    " given to me as a gift. not my style but an ok' I just want to pass the time without any effort' read. I've been given her books before (not sure why) and they do all seem to follow the same formula, even down to cover design. holiday read.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nadia | 12/29/2013

    " A stunningly beautiful novel, as are all of Monicas books. Each & every one unputadownable!! READ THEM ALL!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Q | 10/4/2013

    " From start to finish this book is just delightful. It proves that age is just a number and you should just get on with it and enjoy every moment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Halma | 9/17/2013

    " Monica did it again, and I LOVE the Lola character!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 6/13/2013

    " I love Monica McInerney's books which all take place in Australia. This one continues the storyline started in The Alphabet Sisters and The Faraday girls. Lola is the grand dame of the family who plots to spend Christmas all alone in peace and quiet. That is not in the cards. Gentle and enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 6/12/2013

    " 2.5 stars. It was fine. Not great, not terrible. Did not really have to think much while reading it which is good sometimes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 5/5/2013

    " This was an okay book, and obviously in the middle of a series which I didn't know, but it meandered a lot. The main character is an eccentric grandma, whom I liked, but the rest left me hanging. Not sure if I'd read another by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Womersley | 2/15/2013

    " This was the sweetest book about a feisty grandmother and how important she is to her family and community. Includes a sweet love story, too... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaaren Matthewson | 1/16/2013

    " this was a great read.... a great finish to the Alphabet Sisters....highly recommend! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine O'Brien | 1/5/2013

    " A pleasant read. Won't change your life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathalie | 1/2/2013

    " Very cute, fun read... perfect for Spring Break. I appreciated the fact that the author didn't leave everyone's relationship wrapped up in a pretty package. I was surprised and that doesn't happen too often. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meg | 11/20/2012

    " 3.5 stars. Always enjoyable - sweet and poignant and funny. "

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