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A warm, funny novel about taking control and letting go from one of Australia's most-loved authors

Lainey Byrne is a woman in control, juggling a hectic job, her boyfriend Adam and a family with more than its fair share of dramas. Things go into a spin when she is wrenched from her life in Melbourne to run a B&B in Ireland for a year. Bed-and-breakfast quickly tumbles into bed-and-bedlam, especially when a reunion with childhood friend Rohan Hartigan sparks an unexpected dilemma.

Meanwhile, back in Australia, her father's taken to his bed, her mother's up the walls, her three brothers are running amok – and as for Adam . . .

It's going to take more than a game of spin the bottle to sort this one out!

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143785705

    July 2, 2018

    Penguin

    496 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780143004769

    April 3, 2006

    Penguin

    496 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781742281438

    April 3, 2006

    Penguin eBooks

    486 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
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Also by Monica McInerney

The Trip of a Lifetime
The House of Memories
Hello from the Gillespies
Lola's Secret: Pink Popular Penguins
The Christmas Gift
The Alphabet Sisters: Pink Popular Penguins
Lola's Secret
At Home with the Templetons
All Together Now
Those Faraday Girls
Upside Down Inside Out
A Taste for It
Family Baggage
The Alphabet Sisters

Recommendations

The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
Midnight's Children
A Gentleman in Moscow
Echo Burning
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Dragonfly In Amber
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Tiger Men
The Bear and The Nightingale
Swing Time
The House of Memories
Breath
Ready Player One
On Chesil Beach
The Light Between Oceans
A Long Way from Home
The Travelling Cat Chronicles