This story started out fairly well, but then new characters and story lines were introduced constantly and thinly tied together. I don't usually like Rosalyn Landor's narrations, but she was really good this time.
The realization of the intertwining stories that you don't pick up on immediately.
I have been a big fan of Maeve Binchy's writing since the first book of her's that I read which was "a circle of friends".
Chicky Star. Your heart goes out to her early in the novel until you meet the other characters in the book.
Rediscovery and new directions.
Another reviewer used the word "cozy" to describe the book which I totally agree with. That's how I have always felt when reading Maeve Binchy's books.
it opened a thought process about what people let slip away from their lives.
These people found love and enjoyment by the getaway from their present world.
How these people found out the reasons,they were afraid of a different adventure
Finding the unknown, then learning they could develop happiness and a better life.
This isn't M.B.'s best work, but a very pleasant story to listen to. In a world in need of some "happy endings", she once again provides... Thank You Maeve for all your wonderful stories!
Another gently rolling Binchy book full of great rounded characters and interesting stories that all connect in a satisfying way along the journey. Loved the book. Thinking about reading it again right now. Big, happy sigh.... only problem--The reader made young characters sound old.
Like hanging out with old friends. I love Maeve Binchy. She writes stories that make me feel good.
I believe a reviewer should finish a book before submitting a review. What do you think?
This book mainly about a woman who renovates a small older hotel in the northern coast of Ireland will hold your interest with its vignettes about the guests who arrive during the opening week as well as the owner and her life story. Each guest has his or her own story, a sadness, disappointment or loss. The guests are in this lovely place and interact with one another and of course there is redemption for most and all is well in the end. So yes a tidy, dear book.
Loved the story. The characters are distinct and memorable. There's a hopeful sub-layer that causes the reader to suspend judgment; young people make bad choices but they mature.
Maeve Binchy's style is a story weaver. There are glimpses of characters from prior books that make you feel you've found an old friend and you're sharing inside jokes.
So many sweet moments... but when the two women vying for the highest level in one man's life find themselves in peril and finally get to know each other, it was beautiful. Not over-the-top drama, but real life emotions.
Beautiful lilt to her voice - a very pleasant performance.
Too many to count. All the diverse characters experiences an epiphany of some sort... some simple, some life-changing. I wish I could book a week in Winter at this rustic resort on the Irish coastline!
Reading this book was bittersweet, knowing that it is truly the final work of Ms. Binchy. She was a master story teller, with subtle lessons of tolerance and coping experienced by her characters, but never hitting anyone over the head. I'm already missing her company.