The Godmothers by Monica McInerney is the highly anticipated new novel by Australia’s number one bestselling and best-loved author.
Eliza Miller’s mother, Jeannie, had always had a cavalier attitude to the truth, including the identity of Eliza’s father. Her childhood in Australia, was erratic to say the least, as her mother moved them from town to town.
Luckily she had the love and support of her Godmothers, Olivia and Maxie, who took her on the most amazing holidays every year. Until, just before her eighteenth birthday, she experienced a dreadful, life-changing event.
Thirteen years later Eliza, now thirty, is working in Melbourne as an unappreciated dogsbody to the odious Gillian Webster. Working long hours for low pay, Eliza never took a holiday.
Then Olivia asks her to fly to London on a secret mission that Eliza can’t refuse, despite her abject fear of flying. Luckily Eliza meets Sullivan!
From London to an Edinburgh hotel, she finds herself involved with a disfunctional family who need her help. At last she feels useful and begins to gain confidence. She realises that it’s time to find the truth about her mother’s past and to discover the identity of her father!
An emotional roller-coaster ride of secrets and lies, it tells of enduring love, loss and sacrifice.
It reminds us that even in the darkest of times those closest to us have our best interests at heart. And, there is often love and friendship to be found in the strangest of places. Leopards can change their spots, even though begrudgingly.
Set in Australia and Scotland with a wonderfully descriptive visit to Ireland and a glimpse of France, plus the intrigue concerning Eliza’s father, this novel certainly ticks all the boxes.
A definite must read for 2020!
The Godmothers is available in paperback, e-book and audiobook
About Monica McInerney
One of the stars of Australian fiction, Monica McInerney is the author of the internationally bestselling novels – A Taste for It, Upside Down Inside Out, Spin the Bottle, The Alphabet Sisters, Family Baggage, Those Faraday Girls, At Home with the Templetons, Lola’s Secret, The House of Memories, Hello from the Gillespies, The Trip of a Lifetime and The Godmothers, and a short story collection – All Together Now.
Those Faraday Girls was the winner of the General Fiction Book of the Year prize at the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards. In 2006 Monica was the ambassador for the Australian Government initiative Books Alive, with her novella Odd One Out. Monica grew up in a family of seven children in the Clare Valley of South Australia and has been living between Australia and Ireland for twenty years. She and her Irish husband currently live in Dublin.