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MINDING FRANKIE - Maeve Binchy's characters drive warm, feel-good plot

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The families who live on Dublin’s St. Jarlath’s Crescent are a close knit group.

Josie and Charles Lynch have lived at 23 St. Jarlath’s “since they were married 32 years ago.” Their grown son, Noel, is still living at home, working at a dead end job, using a bottle to battle the boredom in his life.

Charles’ niece, Emily, a retired teacher, is coming from America for a visit.

Molly and Paddy Carroll raised their son, Declan, now a doctor, nearby. Declan, his wife and their toddler are still living in the Carroll home, but need to make room for a  second baby.

Muttie and Lizzie Scarlet raised a passel of offspring on St. Jarlath. Although several children and their families now lived in America, their daughter Cathy, runs a successful catering company nearby.

When an unexpected newborn lands in their midst, the good people of St. Jarlath’s band together to create a loving and nurturing environment for the little one.

Irish author Maeve Binchy’s new book, “Minding Frankie,” give readers an up-close and personal look at a community of people who, despite their differences, trials and troubles, try to do the right thing, make a difference in the world the live in and leave a legacy of love for future generations.

This is sweet, gentle fiction at its finest.

 

 

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