At the Valley View Motel in South Australia's picturesque Clare Valley, eighty-four-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.
A funny and sad and moving novel about the very meaning of life, Lola's Secret has touched the hearts of women the world over.
'Some novels are simply very special. This is one of those novels.' Hello! magazine.com
'Exploring universal family issues of loss, rivalry, ageing and grief, this is a warm, witty and moving novel.' Woman's Day
'Hugely entertaining . . . McInerney is the mistress of the plot and weaves about five into this fine, textured read.' Sunday Tasmanian