The Waratah Inn

The Waratah Inn

Book 1: The Waratah Inn
Lilly Mirren Founding author
Compelled home by her grandmother's sudden death, Kate Summer discovers a shocking mystery buried in the past.
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I loved reading The Waratah Inn by Lilly Mirren... a great book that was hard to put down. Lilly Mirren is a gifted author who created very real, likable characters. I look forward to reading the continuing stories of the sisters and would not be surprised to see this story on the Hallmark Channel (I can even see who will portray the sisters). The Waratah Inn is a book that should not be passed up – it is a guaranteed good read.
Reader's Favorite
If readers are looking for an author who is the perfect mix of Debbie Macomber and Nora Roberts, Lilly Mirren is it...Through beautiful descriptions, be prepared to take a journey to the Australian coastline and experience the beauty of the Waratah Inn along with the structural and emotional transformations it brings. A beautifully written, clean and wholesome book, thankfully the first in a series of four.
Allison Ellis
InD'tale Magazine


Wrested back to Cabarita Beach by her grandmother's sudden death, Kate Summer discovers a mystery buried in the past that changes everything.

Kate returns home to the sleepy hamlet of Cabarita Beach and the run-down Waratah Inn for her grandmother's funeral. She spent many happy childhood years at the inn, but all she wants to do now is sell the dilapidated boutique inn and head back to the city and her busy, professional life. But she and her two estranged sisters discover they've inherited the inn together. To sell, they need all three sisters to agree to the sale.

Soon, her carefully constructed life begins to unravel and Kate decides to stay in Cabarita Beach to renovate the elegant, old building. Despite her misgivings about reviving the crumbling structure, she quickly becomes consumed with crown moulding, history and an attractive horse wrangler she can't seem to ignore.

When she discovers a clue to a mystery from the past in her grandmother's things, she'll be drawn down a path that raises more questions than answers. Piece by piece she and her sisters will uncover the secret former life of their beloved grandmother. A life of love, intrigue, and loss. A life they never knew she had.

An opportunity to sell the Inn pushes them to make a choice: commit to the Waratah Inn and family, or walk away from the Inn and each other, back to their separate and isolated lives.

For fans of Debbie Macomber, Carolyn Brown, Danielle Steele and Lauren K Denton. This is the first audiobook in an ongoing series of four.

Listen to the series in order:

  1. The Waratah Inn
  2. One Summer in Italy
  3. The Summer Sisters
  4. Christmas at the Waratah Inn

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF with Author's Note, Discussion Guide, and recipes will be available along with the audio.

Release date: August 13, 2019

Publisher: Black Lab Press

Print pages: 478

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The Waratah Inn
Lilly Mirren
Brigid Lohrey
302.77 MB
April 16, 2020
Black Lab Press




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