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Monica McInerney

Author of Those Faraday Girls

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About the Author

Monica McInerney is the Australian-born author of Hello from the Gillespies, The House of Memories, Lola's Secret, At Home with the Templetons, Family Baggage, The Alphabet Sisters, Spin the Bottle, Upside Down Inside Out, and A Taste for It. She also wrote the novella Odd One Out and a short story show more collection entitled All Together Now. Those Faraday Girls won the General Fiction Book of the Year in the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Monica McInerney

Those Faraday Girls (2007) 495 copies
The Alphabet Sisters (2004) 489 copies
Family Baggage (2005) 307 copies
Hello From the Gillespies (2014) 253 copies
Upside Down Inside Out (2002) 248 copies
At Home with the Templetons (2010) 239 copies
Odd One Out (2006) 227 copies
Spin the Bottle (2003) 180 copies
A Taste for It (2000) 141 copies
Lola's Secret (2011) 137 copies
The House of Memories (2012) 128 copies
The Godmothers (2020) 89 copies
All Together Now (2010) 83 copies
The Trip of a Lifetime (2017) 62 copies

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Solid, insightful book about a really nice family and their travel business. Sweet, moving, smart and lots of fun.

Good read.
Bookish59 | 9 other reviews | Sep 14, 2023 |
Enjoyable audio book, as stated in my earlier comment the Geordie accent (bad) was distracting. I think Ella's resentment of Jess was justified and that Jess really did need a reality check, far too cosseted, but her grief and guilt over Felix's death were no less than either Ella's or Aidan's.
LisaBergin | 8 other reviews | Apr 12, 2023 |
4.5 stars for this one.

Very good! I fell in love with this family a bit. The author did a great job of bringing them all to life and making me care. Even though there are a lot of POVs and the book is nearly 17 hours long, I stayed involved throughout and had to force myself to stop listening last night.
amcheri | 36 other reviews | Jan 5, 2023 |
Despite being raised by a single mother who had a lot of troubles, Eliza had a great childhood. A large part of which was due to the support of her two godmothers. When tragedy upends Eliza’s life just before her eighteenth birthday, she perseveres and moves on with her life, eventually dedicating herself to her job. Thirteen years later, her godmother sends her an invitation to visit. Eliza accepts and soon finds herself in a chaotic environment but one where she may finally discover who her father was. Is she ready to know the truth?

THE GODMOTHERS was an enjoyable read filled with family, love, and hope. I loved the characters and their relationships with each other. The plot moves along at a great pace. I liked that Eliza traveled so we got to visit some different settings. There were a lot of different emotions wrapped up in this book. At times I was laughing. Other times, it was quite sad. The ending was satisfying.

THE GODMOTHERS is the first book of Monica McInerney’s that I’ve read and I will certainly look for more of her books. I’d recommend this one if you’re looking for a heartwarming read.
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bostieslovebooks | 8 other reviews | Dec 30, 2022 |



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