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Tumbledown Manor

Tumbledown Manor

(2014)
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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

Genre: General Fiction
 
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Used availability for Helen Brown's Tumbledown Manor


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Hardback Editions

September 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: Tumbledown Manor (Thorndike Press Large Print Women's Fiction)
Author(s): Helen Brown
ISBN: 1-4104-9258-3 / 978-1-4104-9258-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: Tumbledown Manor
Author(s): Helen Brown
ISBN: 1-4967-0148-8 / 978-1-4967-0148-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2014 : Australia Paperback
Title: Tumbledown Manor
Author(s): Helen Brown
ISBN: 1-74331-928-2 / 978-1-74331-928-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Tumbledown Manor
Author(s): Helen Brown
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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