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A Week in Winter – Maeve Binchy’s last novel

on July 17, 2013


How very sad it is that there will no longer be Maeve Binchy novels to look forward too. The first I had ever read by her was ‘Light a Penny Candle’ and I absolutely adored the book. Her writing is beautiful and carries you through the lives of her characters which become as real as ‘real people’ while you are reading it. Pulled into her novels, swept away on their journeys. Solid and real. I loved it.

This book was no different on that account, the only problem I had with it, as I had with a few of her last novels, were that they were too short. Her first books were great bug hunks of  novels while her last ones, while lovely definitely didn’t have the same amount of depth and breadth to them. Saying that, I still loved them.

A week in Winter is a cast of characters who holiday in a new guest house set in Ireland and documents their stories as to why and how they got there. As with all her novels, these have happy endings and are feel good books, even though there is always sadness and heartache in them too.

If you are a Maeve Binchy fan, you will enjoy this book.

And now, I think I need to re-read Light a Penny Candle…

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One Response to “A Week in Winter – Maeve Binchy’s last novel”

  1. Shayne says:

    Ah, must read this. Have you read Minding Frankie? LOVED!

    And yes, Light a Penny Candle was the first one I read too!

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