Echoes Author:Maeve Binchy From the bestselling author of Light a Penny Candle comes a story of love born against all odds and nearly thwarted-a story you will want never to end. — In a cave on a beach of a small Irish seaside town, 2 very different children shout their names to the dark walls, waiting for the echoes to tell them who they are, longing for destiny to take t... more »hem far away from the families and town that confines them.
Clare O'Brien, daughter of a poor shopkeeper, wants more than the brief thrill of summer, when the rich come to Castlebay with their finery and their city ways. Proud & determined, she overcomes her family's opposition and wines a hard-earned scholarship to the university of Dublin. There she falls in love with David Power, the boy she dreamed about but never hoped to know because he is from Castlebay's upper class, as inaccessible to Clare as his family's grand house on the cliffs as he would be if he lived across the ocean.
David, too, has dreamed of escape- from a mother who cares only for money; from the upper-class woman she wants him to marry; from a life without passion or change. David finds his escape in Clare, but not forever. Castlebay and the families, lovers, and secrets they left behind combine to haunt David & Clare. Trapped in the town once more, they neglect the one thing that could save them-their love for each other.
Sometimes willfully, sometimes through accident or ignorance, the people around David and Clare draw them together or tear them apart. In Echoes Mauve Binchy tells a rich tale of ambition, betrayal, and love so vivid and dramatic that the world of her characters becomes as compelling as her own.« less