WorldCat Identities

McMahon, Juanita

Works: 109 works in 428 publications in 1 language and 10,092 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Love stories  Suspense fiction  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR6073.A828, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Juanita McMahon
The night watch by Sarah Waters( Recording )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former ambulance driver Kay lives life fast, wandering the war-torn streets and hunting for other women. Kind and clever Helen guards her secrets--and her lover--closely. Glamorous Viv remains utterly devoted, for better or worse, to the soldier she adores. And Duncan fights to make a new life for himself after spending time in prison. As these four people survive the devastation of war and the experience life's dizzying highs, their paths cross in ways none of them can forsee
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphaned as an infant, Susan Trinder was raised by Mrs. Sucksby, "mother" to a host of pickpockets and con artists. To pay her debt, she joins legendary thief Gentleman in swindling an innocent woman out of her inheritence. But the two women form an unanticipated bond and the events that follow will surprise every listener
The Italian matchmaker by Santa Montefiore( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gianluca has to admit his life is empty. His high-pressure job, his seven-figure income, his glossy girlfriends - all have long ceased to satisfy him. His marriage is over and he barely knows his young daughters. In search of serenity and a deeper purpose to his existence, he flees to Italy, to the magical Palazzo Montelimone lovingly restored by his parents, to chill and to assess his future. But life on the sun-drenched Amalfi coast is not as peaceful as Luca anticipates. The palazzo is filled with his mother's eccentric friends and haunted by the ghosts of its murderous past. He meets a woman whose dark eyes are heavy with sorrow and a solemn little boy with an incredible secret. As he begins to unravel a mystery that has its roots in a long-ago act of violence, Luca is forced to face his greatest fear in exchange for the greatest truth
The swallow and the hummingbird by Santa Montefiore( Recording )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When George Bolton returns home to Devon at the end of the war, Rita assumes that her childhood sweetheart will marry her and that their future will be a reassuring continuation of their past. But the boy who joined the RAF has come back a man, and a man irrevocably changed by the horrors that he has seen
Trick of the dark by Val McDermid( Recording )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Death is a hollow drum whose beat has measured out my adult life." So writes Jay Macallan Stewart in her latest volume of memoirs. But nobody has ever asked whether that has been by accident or design. Nobody, that is, until Jay turns her sights on newly-wed and freshly-widowed Magda Newsam. For Magda's mother Corinna is an Oxford don who knows enough of Jay's history to be very afraid indeed. Determined to protect her daughter, Corinna turns to clinical psychologist Charlie Flint. But as Charlie digs into the past and its trail of bodies she starts to realise the price of truth may be more than she wants to pay
Sister a novel by Rosamund Lupton( Recording )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Beatrice learns her sister Tess is missing, she goes to London to join the search. And when everyone else gives up, only Beatrice soldiers on--determined to cut through the dark secrets and learn the truth behind her sister's disappearance
Meet me under the ombu tree by Santa Montefiore( Recording )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spoilt and wilful Sofia Solanas grows up on a magnificent ranch in the middle of the Argentine pampas, loved by all around her. All, that is, except her Irish mother, Anna, who punishes her daughter for her own sense of alienation and inadequacy while doting on her sons. When a horrified Anna discovers that Sofia has embarked on a passionate love affair that can only bring shame upon the family, she sends Sofia away to Europe, exiling her from her family and the man she loves for over twenty years. But then a family tragedy calls Sofia home
Always there by Pamela Evans( Recording )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last chance saloon by Marian Keyes( Recording )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tara, Katherine, and Fintan, friends since adolescence, are full proof that eccentricity is the spice of life. Strikingly different, yet worryingly similar, they all moved from rural Ireland to London to "seize the day," or something like that."--Container
The London train a novel by Tessa Hadley( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul leaves his family to search for Pia, his daughter from his first marriage. He finds her pregnant and living in less than ideal conditions--but with an outlook on life that's strangely compelling. Paul decides to start a new life and joins Pia in London. But he doesn't know that a chance encounter with a desperate woman will change his destiny
Tipping the velvet by Sarah Waters( Recording )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nan, a poor oyster girl, is captivated by the music hall phenomenon that is Kitty Butler, a male impersonator extraodinaire treading the boards in Canterbury. Through a friend at the box office, Nan manages to visit all her shows and finally meet her heroine. Soon after, she becomes Kitty's dresser and the two head for the bright lights of Leicester Square
The last voyage of the Valentina by Santa Montefiore( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alba always feels like an outsider. She hardly knew her Italian mother and her English father acts as if Valentina never existed. She despises country life almost as much as she despises her stepmother and stepsisters. On board the houseboat named after her dead mother, Alba?s life is little more than a selfish search for fun and pleasure. But the discovery of her mother?s portrait sends the girl back to Italy to find her family and the truth about Valentina
Sea of lost love by Santa Montefiore( Recording )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celestria always spends her summer holiday at Pendrift Hall, the Cornish mansion that has been home to the Montague family for generations. In the summer of 1958, the highlight is a lavish ball. But what is supposed to be a night of celebration ends in catastrophe. Celestria's grandfather encourages her to play detective
Sushi for beginners by Marian Keyes( Recording )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nervous breakdown seems like a great idea: all that lying in bed and watching daytime TV. But who's going to have it? Will it be housewife Clodagh, who spends her days microwaving pasta for her demanding toddlers and waiting for her beautiful husband Dylan to come home? Or Lisa, hard, brittle and shiny as an M&M, reeling from the shock of a demotion from her fabulous job in London to a one-horse magazine in Dublin? Or Ashling, so normal she's weird?
The French gardener by Santa Montefiore( )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miranda and David move from London into a beautiful country house with a magical garden. Her husband is never around and the children won't tear themselves away from the television. A Frenchman arrives and with the wisdom of nature he begins to heal the past and present, but who is he and what is his secret
Too beautiful to dance by Diana Appleyard( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sara, her seemingly perfect life now shattered, has bought a dilapidated country cottage far away from her stark apartment and the business meetings that once made up her married life. Now she must start over, and for the first time see life through her own eyes instead of her husband's
The queen of new beginnings by Erica James( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Clayton Miller's promising media career and personal life are in tatters. To put it all behind him he retreats to a secluded country house. There he meets Alice, who goes to great lengths to avoid telling the truth about herself. When Alice and Clayton discover the truth about each other they form an unlikely friendship"--Publisher's description
Carnival for the dead by David Hewson( Recording )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's February, and Carnival time in Venice. Bright blue skies and freezing temperatures welcome Teresa Lupo, forensic pathologist to the Rome Questura, to the city. She is greeted off the vaporetto by an anonymous masked man dressed as The Plague Doctor
Perfect match by Jane Moore( )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Could you choose between your marriage and your child? Just when Karin and Joe Eastman thought they had it all - the perfect marriage and the perfect family - they learn that their young son, Ben, has a terminal illness. The only cure is for them to have a 'designer baby' to provide him with a perfect match bone-marrow transplant. But in the process, a devastating family secret is revealed that not only jeopardises the one hope of their son having a future, but also threatens to destroy their marriage
Secrets by Lesley Pearse( Recording )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In January, 1931, Adele Talbot is twelve when her younger sister is killed in a road accident in London's Kings Cross, and her mother Rose, so devastated by the loss, begins to abuse her. Adele is sent to a children's home in Tunbridge Wells, but soon runs away to trace her grandmother, Honour who she has discovered lives in Sussex. But Honour is a bitter, eccentric woman who is not best pleased to see her granddaughter. Eventually the two forge some sort of bond and Honour allows Adele to stay. When Adele meets Michael Bailey on the marshes two years later and real love and friendship enter her life, she feels she can finally put her hurtful past behind her. But then war breaks out and as if that wasn't upheaval enough, Rose decides to rear her ugly head again
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The night watch
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Sister a novelLast chance saloonSushi for beginnersThe queen of new beginnings