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.
Lovely, lovely story! Maeve Binchy at her best! Great read with interesting characters and storyline. The perfect book!!!
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!
"All things TOEFL"
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.
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.
I'm so sad that this is the last we will be graced with from Maeve Binchy. My mother in law turned me on to her years ago. Tara Road was the first book I read of hers. Maeve was a beautiful story teller. During an extremely busy/hectic time at my work, to be able to climb in the car and be entertained by this book was a real treat. It's one of those books that I'm really missing now that its done.
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.
I enjoy mysteries, NOT thrillers, contemporary fiction, especially about diverse cultures, and sometimes history, if it doesn't involve too many dates. I often listen to a book multiple times, discovering unnoticed details in the retelling.
Excellent characters, tale.
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I like hearing different accents; her's are splendid!
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Keep on writing, Maeve!!
It is a nice story even if a little contrived. Enjoyable escape read. Would recommend it to a friend.