At Home With the Templetons

At Home With the Templetons

A Novel

Book - 2011
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When the Templeton family takes up residence in an imposing and long-empty manor in the countryside of Victoria, Australia, the locals begin to buzz with gossip. The seven Templetons moved from England and seem unusual, peculiar even--especially when they begin to lead tours through the stately home while dressed in period costume. No one is more intrigued by the family than their neighbors, single mother Nina Donovan and her son, Tom. Though they try to keep their distance from the often shocking Templeton dramas, Nina and Tom find their lives unexpectedly entwined with this enigmatic family, much to the delight of Gracie, the youngest Templeton daughter. Then one day, a tragedy tears them all apart. In the grand estate, the stage is set for years of betrayal and heartbreak, love and affection, to be revealed--and, perhaps, resolved--as the Templetons try to make amends.

At Home with the Templeton s is Monica McInerney's best book yet--a captivating and moving story that spans two decades, illuminating the perils and pleasures of love, friendship, and family.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2011
ISBN: 9780345518651
Branch Call Number: MCIN
Characteristics: 484 p

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Juliekinz
Mar 30, 2012

i loved how original this book was! i read a lot so one of the things i look for in a book now is something fresh and different, and this was. :) basically just a nice full book.

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Ulla11
Dec 30, 2011

I really enjoyed reading this book. I love big books and this one is definitely big but don't let this discourage you, it is worth the time. I loved Gracie and hated Spencer. Aunt Hope is a whole another story. I would love to see a spin off on just her. You dislike and like her at the same time. Very interesting. I will definitely reach for other books by this author.

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scorpio21
Oct 10, 2011

A very quick, enjoyable read.When I picked up this book from the library I had my doubts. The size of this book is huge. As this is a new Author for me, I had to think twice, I'm gad I decided to give it a go.Once I started it was hard to put down.Having cities mentioned, that I have actually been to or know about was a bonus for me as I live in Australia. I now have another Author I will read again.

Infolass Nov 13, 2010

I loved this book. The first I have read by this author. Don't let the size put you off. There was an early stage when I considered giving it away but I was glad to stick with it and get to know the characters.
This book is all about relationships and how decisions one makes can affect others.
Monica McInerney has been described as Australia's Maeve Binchy.

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