Maeve Binchy, one of my most favorite authors has just released a new book and I can't wait to get my hands on it.
Here is a list of Binchy books.
Light a Penny Candle (1982)
The Lilac Bus (1984)
Firefly Summer (1987)
The Silver Wedding (1988)
Circle of Friends (1990)
The Copper Beech (1992)
The Glass Lake (1994)
Evening Class (1996)
Tara Road (1998)
Scarlet Feather (2000)
Nights of Rain and Stars (2004)
Whitethorn Woods (2006)
Here's what Amazon.com has to say about the Feb. 17 release:
With the insight, humor, and compassion we have come to expect from her, Maeve Binchy tells a story of family, friends, patients, and staff who are part of a heart clinic in a community caught between the old and the new Ireland.
Dr. Clara Casey has been offered the thankless job of establishing the underfunded clinic and agrees to take it on for a year. She has plenty on her plate already—two difficult adult daughters and the unwanted attentions of her ex-husband—but she assembles a wonderfully diverse staff devoted to helping their demanding, often difficult patients.
Before long the clinic is established as an essential part of the community, and Clara must decide whether or not to leave a place where lives are saved, courage is rewarded, and humor and optimism triumph over greed and self-pity.
"Heart and Soul" is Maeve Binchy at her storytelling best.
Here is what the bloggers are saying:
MAEVE BINCHY IS A GUILTY PLEASURE. HER CHARACTERS AND HER STORY TELLING ABILITY TAKE A BACKSEAT TO NOBODY. THE ITALIAN CLASS IS MY FAVORITE BINCHEY NOVEL, BUT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS NEW OUTING.
Currently I’m reading Heart and Soul, Maeve Binchy’s latest. Maeve Binchy just has such a way of making everyday life so interesting. Nothing fantastical or really crazy happens to any of her characters, but I would never say that their lives are boring. They’re normal people with normal lives, but I have always found everyday life interesting and I guess that’s why I love her books so much.
Heart And Soul centres around a heart health clinic, and the various romances, heartaches and struggles of the staff and patients.
In this novel the women are strong, independent types which I love and we are reintroduced to characters from some of her previous novels. Quentins the restaurant, of which there is a novel of the same name, appears.
The main character from Evening Class is there. The caterers from Scarlett Feather. It is great to see these characters again, but if you haven’t read any of her previous books you won’t think you have missed out on anything.
I love Maeve Binchy and just about everything she has written so far. Her books are like a mug of hot chocolate, a roaring log fire, a favourite jumper, all enfolding you into a comforting embrace.
The way Maeve brings the characters together, the way she writes as they talk, you feel right in the heart of the story like you are part of it all and not an outsider looking in. This again was a fantastic book by Maeve Binchy - A must read.
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