October 1, 2012
Rating: 4 Cups
At eighty-five years years of age, Lola spends every moment discovering the amazing technology and adventures available to her and her expanding family. Running her family’s motel in Australia’s Clare Valley keeps her plenty busy. Between that and volunteering in the nearby thrift shop, Lola’s life is never lacking.
Now Lola has come up with a new plan to spread the holiday cheer in spite of Australia’s un-Christmas like weather. She has handpicked a full house of select people to come and stay in her motel for a special Christmas getaway. Broken homes, squabbling couples, and lonely singles are going to experience firsthand the warmth and love of the season.
As this special holiday fast approaches, Lola’s life begins to brim with her own family dramas. She balances the responsibilities of the thrift shop with those of her granddaughters living half a world away. Somewhere in this season of cheer, Lola might just discover a special surprise in store for herself.
This book is a follow up to Ms. McInerney’s title, The Alphabet Sisters. It follows the Irish matriarch as she puts together a mish mash of wonderful people dealing with real world relational issues and sets them loose in her motel at Christmas. The resulting dramas are heartwarming examples of how unlikely bedfellows sometimes make the best matches.
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