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Tumbledown Manor

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From New York Times bestselling author Helen Brown comes a witty, uplifting novel about a woman who discovers that it's never too late to build the home--and the life--you've always longed for... The windows rattle. The roof leaks. Every surface cries out to be stripped, painted, or polished. But for writer Lisa Trumperton, the dilapidated manor house that once belonged to her great-grandfather is far more than the sum of its battered parts. It's the chance for a new start on her own terms. The fact that it's in the Melbourne countryside of her Australian homeland, far from the deceitful ex-husband she just left behind in New York...well, that's a bonus. Lisa sets to work refurbishing Trumperton Manor, assisted by her son, his friends, and a "Gray Army" of retired handymen. But it's not just her ancestral home that's being transformed. As she trades her chic Manhattan clothes for jeans and work boots, Lisa is changing and fortifying her relationships with her family and her sense of self. There are floods, fires, and catastrophes, but there are new allies too, including a one-eyed cat, a stubborn cockatoo, and a rugged landscaper with an irresistible grin. Piece by piece, the house is pushing Lisa beyond her old limits, daring her to embrace something bigger, braver, and more rewarding than she ever dreamed. Praise for Helen Brown and Her Books "A buoyant tale, heartfelt and open." -- Booklist on Cleo "Brown writes eloquently about the bonds between women ... a moving story of love and identity." -- Kirkus Reviews on Cats & Daughters
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subject_facetAustralia
Australia -- Fiction
Authors
Authors -- Fiction
Contemporary Women -- FICTION
Domestic fiction
Dwellings -- Conservation and restoration
Dwellings -- Conservation and restoration -- Fiction
Electronic books
Families
Families -- Fiction
Family Life -- FICTION
Family secrets
Family secrets -- Fiction
Fiction
Homeowners
Homeowners -- Fiction
Humorous fiction
Life change events
Life change events -- Fiction
Moving, Household
Moving, Household -- Fiction
Women authors
Women authors -- Fiction
title_displayTumbledown Manor
title_fullTumbledown Manor
Tumbledown Manor / Helen Brown
Tumbledown Manor [eBook] Brown, Helen.
title_shortTumbledown Manor
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Conservation and restoration
Contemporary Women
Dwellings
Families
Family Life
Family secrets
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Homeowners
Life change events
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Women authors