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In Mountfern, life meanders as slowly as the river running through it. The pace has hardly changed since the great house burned down in the Troubles and its shell became an ivy-clad playground for the local children.

But when Patrick O'Neil arrives from the States with grand plans to turn the ruins of Fernscourt into Ireland's finest hotel, ripples begin to appear on the surface calm of this backwater. Brimming with speculation about the wealthy, charming American, the little community wonders how he will affect their lives.

Unfortunately, some will learn all too painfully that their peaceful world is about to be changed irreversibly and that new friendships, passions and tragedies will destroy the old Mountfern forever.

©2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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Distracted

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

We found that the dramatization of the story was really off-putting. We love Maeve Binchy but would rather it had been a straight read through.

Would you be willing to try another book from Maeve Binchy? Why or why not?

Absolutely.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David Soul?

Probably David Soul would be great on a straight read through.