I normally love to read Maeve Binchy's work, but this one disappointed me. While it started off well, there were just too many characters. She was still introducing new characters by the time I got to the middle of the book, and there were crossover characters from several of her recent novels. It never got off the ground and I felt like I was reading several different books at once. Not a cohesive effort. Recommended for diehard Binchy fans only.
I absolutely galloped through this wise, wonderful and witty novel. An outstanding Binchy book. A cast of thousands, including characters from her last three or four books, are woven into this tale with many storylines, but all radiating from Dublin's St. Brigid's Heart Care Center. The action ranges from Dublin, to Poland and Greece, and back to Dublin and it's surrounding suburbs and countryside and comes to a wonderfully satisfying conclusion that leaves you wanting the book to go on and on. If you have ever enjoyed a Maeve Binchy tale, latch on to this one, it's a thumping good read!
Different from most of her books, we're hit with all the characters at the beginning. If you're a regular reader of this author, you'll recognize many of the characters and settings. As usual, this book is set in Ireland, more in Dublin than usual.
As a person who enjoys this author's books, this one does not disappoint. A fellow reader read this as a first by this author and she found it very confusing.
Maeve Binchy is hands down my favorite author!!