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The Godmothers

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'I don't want two wishy-washy godmothers,' Jeannie had said that afternoon in the country hospital when Eliza was only a day old. 'No dolls. No pink dresses. Just lots of adventures. Lots of spoiling. The pair of you like two mighty warriors protecting her at every step.'

Eliza Miller grew up in Australia as the only daughter of a troubled young mother, but with the constant support of two watchful godmothers, Olivia and Maxie. Despite her tricky childhood, she always felt loved and secure. Until, just before her 18th birthday, a tragic event changed her life.

Thirteen years on, Eliza is deliberately living as safely as possible, avoiding close relationships and devoting herself to her job. Out of the blue, an enticing invitation from her godmothers prompts a leap into the unknown.

Within a fortnight, Eliza finds herself in the middle of a complicated family in Edinburgh. There's no such thing as an ordinary day any more. Yet, amidst the chaos, Eliza begins to blossom. She finds herself not only hopeful about the future, but ready to explore her past, including the biggest mystery of all - who is her father? 

Set in Australia, Scotland, Ireland and England, The Godmothers is a story about love, loss, hope and sorrow, about the families we are born into and the families we make for ourselves.

©2020 Monica McInerney (P)2020 Penguin Random House Australia

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Every book as wonderful as the last. You never fail to deliver. Brilliant and thought provoking.

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Beautiful story

Had waited so long for this and then it’s over so quickly. Have always enjoyed Monica McInerney books and this one didn’t disappoint.

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Great read

Really enjoyed this book. The character development was good. As usual, Monica spends a lot of time including conversations that the book could live without but if you just go with the flow, it’s fine. I enjoyed the story and the narration was good. I wasn’t sure why Olivia had such a bad Scottish accent but if you didn’t listen to it too closely, it was fine. I loved Sullivan - he was a lovely addition to the story. If you like Monica’s other books, you’ll enjoy this one. 👍

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  • 05-10-2020

absolutely 💯 brilliant

Monica McInerney's 12th book is her best. a Must read/listen marathon. addictively enjoyable. I hope she gets home to Ireland soon. lockdiwn with mum in Adelaide would have meant more family stories, so will lead to more books in the near future hopefully