New York Times best-selling author Maeve Binchy has a way of making everyday experiences extraordinary. Scarlet Feather introduces budding entrepreneurs Cathy and Tom who, along with their extended families, meet the trials and rewards of life head on.
Scarlet Feather is a new catering company formed by two friends from cooking school, Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather. Their dream is to have the best business in Dublin. Over the course of a year, from one New Year’s Eve to the next, Cathy and Tom struggle to make their dream a reality. Along the way, they meet their families’ opposition, find the support of friends, and live through the heartaches and triumphs that come with time.
Author of the "Oprah’s Book Club"® selection Tara Road, Maeve Binchy is loved the world over for her humorous and compassionate portrayals of ordinary lives. Combined with the subtle skills of award-winning narrator Barbara Caruso, Scarlet Feather is a heartwarming glimpse into the world Cathy and Tom work to make for themselves.
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The story is so uncomplicated and simple and the characters so very lovable........It made me keep coming back to find out what happened........Thanks again Maeve!
Yes, because it is very interesting how the author develops the characters, and weaves their lives.
The ending. I also enjoyed the way the twins were taken treated, and how they became delightful players in this story.
listening to the expressions and the accents always adds so much to a book and was no exception in this book, I loved it.
Kathy, she had so many facets of her character which were shown in surprising ways.
It was a delightful book and a very good book to listen to and think about.
Yes! The story, characters and narration are great.
I enjoyed the entire book.
I love her pronunciation of the Irish names and places.
What a sad day it was when we lost Maeve Binchy.
the narrator sounds just like my aunt Josephine. brought back many happy memories. I've listened to those I've several times and never tire of it. it feels like coming home. Thanks
I love Maeve Binchy's stories, the way characters are developed and evolve over time, and that they may recur in later tales. Each time through, I notice something different. They aren't overly complex, but her gentle view of humanity is a pleasure.
[C]ourage is a prerequisite for the practice of all other virtues, otherwise one is virtuous only when virtue has no cost. ~C.S. Lewis
After thoroughly enjoying Maeve Binchy's Week In Winter and Tara Road (narrated by Rosalyn Landor and Katherine Borowitz, respectively), I was looking forward to another great story in Scarlet Feather. However, I could not get past the unpleasant narration by Barbara Caruso. Absolutely every sentence is dripping with overacting. The dramatic pauses, breathlessness, and emphatic exclamation just makes this book exhausting and hard to follow. The relentless intonations are unrelated to what is actually going on and detract from the story-- drama for the sake of drama, not connected to the storyline. I really tried, but after about an hour and a half, I surrendered. I will go out of my way to avoid this narrator from now on.
Possibly. Just to catch some of the phrasing I may have missed.
Kathy and Tom. Doggedly devoted and always there for their friends. Kathy is strong enough to realize when she's wrong and go on.
She has good expression and gives each character their own individual voice.
Binchy is always good. This may not have been my favorite book of hers but she can tell a very real and believable story that keeps the small twists going. I love her character development and real -life stories that are good without gratuitous violence, back stabbing and violation.
Photo is of my portuguese water dog, Sheila!
i find meave binchy's novels rather inconsistent ... sometimes engaging, sometimes rather sleepy. this book, i thought, falls into the latter category. i would recommend tara road over this one. the narration, however, excellent.
"A classic is a book that never finishes saying what it has to say." Italo Calvino
No one quite makes the ordinary extraordinary like Maeve Binchy. You know and understand her characters and take them into your heart. Whenever I need to be entertained and uplifted, I revisit her novels. So sad that she is gone now, but her work is always alive to me.
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