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McMahon, Juanita

Works: 60 works in 281 publications in 1 language and 6,894 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Romance fiction  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  Bildungsromans  Gothic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR6073.A828, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Juanita McMahon
The night watch by Sarah Waters( )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,077 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( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 764 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( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 597 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
Trick of the dark by Val McDermid( Recording )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being barred from practice, disgraced psychiatrist Charlie Flint agrees to help her old professor at Oxford solve the mystery surrounding the death of her daughter's husband--a case that leads her into the arcane world of Oxford colleges
Sister : a novel by Rosamund Lupton( Recording )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 313 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
The swallow and the hummingbird by Santa Montefiore( Recording )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 286 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
The London train : a novel by Tessa Hadley( )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 230 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
Meet me under the ombu tree by Santa Montefiore( Recording )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 227 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, inadvertently exiling her from her family and the man she loves for over twenty years. And then a family tragedy calls Sofia home
Always there by Pamela Evans( Recording )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last chance saloon by Marian Keyes( Recording )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 188 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
Sea of lost love by Santa Montefiore( Recording )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celestria always spends her summer holiday in Pendrift Hall, the Cornish mansion that is home to the Montague family. In the summer of 1958, the highlight is a lavish ball in honour of Archie Montague's fiftieth birthday, and Celestria is looking forward to practising her flirtation skills. But what is supposed to be a night of celebration ends in catastrophe. As a result, Celestria's grandfather encourages her to play detective, to seek out an explanation for the bewildering events. The quest takes her to Italy and the rugged beauty of Puglia
The French gardener by Santa Montefiore( Recording )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miranda and David move out of London into a beautiful country house with a magical garden. But Miranda insists on tottering across the wet lawn in kitten heels, David is never there, and the children won't tear themselves away from the telly. Then an enigmatic Frenchman arrives. With the wisdom of nature he slowly begins to heal the past and the present. But who is he? His secret lies in the deepest recesses of the garden, for a garden, like love itself, can restore the human spirit not just season after season, but generation after generation
Too beautiful to dance by Diana Appleyard( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 173 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( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 171 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
The Essex serpent by Sarah Perry( Recording )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Cora Seaborne's brilliant, domineering husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness: her marriage was not a happy one. Wed at nineteen, this woman of exceptional intelligence and curiosity was ill-suited for the role of society wife. Seeking refuge in fresh air and open space in the wake of the funeral, Cora leaves London for a visit to coastal Essex, accompanied by her inquisitive and obsessive eleven-year old son, Francis, and the boy's nanny, Martha, her fiercely protective friend
Tipping the velvet by Sarah Waters( Recording )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 166 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
Perfect match by Jane Moore( )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 134 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
The butterfly box by Santa Montefiore( Recording )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It opens in Vina del Mar, Chile, in the sweltering summer of 1982. Frederica Campione adores her father. When he gives her a magical box from Peru she belives he will always be there for her. Yet when her parents' marriage falls apart, and she is forced to move to Cornwall with her mother, the butterfly box is the only part of her father she can take with her
The forget-me-not sonata by Santa Montefiore( Recording )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hurlingham Club in Buenos Aires is a little piece of England. It is here that Audrey Garnet loses her heart to Louis Forrester, the talented, troubled composer who sets tongues wagging with his eccentricities and chequered past
We are family by Joanna Rees( Recording )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1953, and although the coastal village of Stepmouth appears as idyllic as ever, a passionate feud threatens to shatter the small community. Sixteen-year-old Rachel Vale, wilful and unconventional, has fallen in love with the man her brother hates - and when the town is devastated by a vast, unstoppable flood, the Vale family is left broken and irreconcilably divided
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The night watch
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Sister : a novelLast chance saloonThe French gardenerThe queen of new beginnings