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Light a Penny Candle
Light a Penny Candle
Author: Maeve Binchy
As a child, Elizabeth White was sent from her war-torn London home to a safer life in the small Irish town of Kilgarret.  It was there, in the crowded, chaotic O'Connor household, that she met Aisling -- who would become her very best friend, sharing her pet kitten and secretly teaching her the intricacies of Catholicism.  Aisling&...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780451222640
ISBN-10: 0451222644
Publication Date: 11/6/2007
Pages: 528
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 41 ratings
Publisher: NAL Trade
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 5
fast paced, engrosing, two women caught between teh past and the future...in love with the same man. True Maeve Binchy romance!
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Helpful Score: 4
I've read all of Maeve Binchy's books and I still had this one as it is probably my favorite of hers
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Helpful Score: 3
Light a Penny Candle is one of the best books I have ever read. It sucks you in over and over. I have reread it countless times. The story starts out in the middle of WWII. Elizabeth is sent from London to the Irish countryside. She lives with a distant friend of her mother's and becomes best friends with that family's dtr, Aisling. This is isn't a war story! It's the story of two girls who grow up and learn the consequences of choices, hard decisions, and making ones life their own. Maeve Binchy is a master at character development. She writes highly nuanced characers. You learn why each character does what it does, but not in a psychobabble way. I finished this book with a feeling of completion yet still wanting more! Binchy does that to you. I highly recommend this book for someone who wants an engrossing read!
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Helpful Score: 3
One of my fave Maeves.
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Helpful Score: 1
A great story of 2 women in Ireland, their childhood and their lives as grown women.
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This was the first book by this author that I ever read and I enjoyed it very much. The characters were well developed, the plot was fantastic and it was a fast easy read. I will always pick up one of her books when I have a chance.

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