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Subject: If you are a Maeve Binchy fan...
Date Posted: 8/2/2011 3:30 PM ET
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If you, like me, are a Maeve Binchy fan, and it is hard to wait the 1+ year between books, try Cathy Kelly! Also an Irish writer. I recently discovered her here on PBS, read one of her books and promptly requested all of her books I could. Try her, I think you will like her!

Date Posted: 8/2/2011 10:10 PM ET
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Thanks for the tip!  I have loved every single Maeve Binchy novel I've read - I'm pretty sure I have 'em all.

Too many books, too little time!

MaryF

Date Posted: 8/3/2011 6:19 PM ET
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Thanks for the suggestion!  I'm a big Maeve Binchy fan.  I also like Marian Keyes, another Irish writer.  I saw it written once that her writing is similar to MB's, but IMO I've read many Marian Keyes books and they are NOT...but they are still very fun, quick reads. 

Date Posted: 8/3/2011 6:26 PM ET
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Thanks for the suggestions.  I'm a big Maeve Binchy fan, not so much on Marian Keyes. Look forward to Cathy Kelly. 

Date Posted: 8/10/2011 12:28 PM ET
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I would also recommend Rosamund Pilcher, generally set in England but the same "type" of story as Binchy - good big reads too.  I don't care so much for the shorter books that Binchy is doing now, I liked the family sagas that followed them for years.  Firefly Summer is so like my own family it's uncanny.

Cheers, Margaret

Date Posted: 8/10/2011 6:03 PM ET
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And if you like Rosamunde Pilcher, then try Geraldine O'Neill and Eileen Ramsay!