Nights of Rain and Stars - Large Print Author:Maeve Binchy Four strangers, with nothing in common but a need to escape, meet in a Greek taverna high above the small village of Aghia Anna. From Ireland, America, Germany and England, they have each left their homes and their old lives, when a shocking tragedy throws them unexpectedly together. Fiona is a young nurse, trying to make her family understand h... more »er needsto follow her own path. Thomas desperately misses his young son and fears that his ex-wife will come between them. Elsa abruptly left her career as a television presenter, but someone from her past refuses to let her go. And shy, quiet David is determined to make a stand against his overbearing father. With these four is Andreas, the taverna owner, who badly misses the son who left home nine years ago and has never returned.« less
I usually enjoy Maeve Binchy's writing. This book was no exception. Her quiet study of the characters built a beautiful story of joy and sadness, tragedy and survival, and anger and forgiveness. Ms. Binchy's description of the Greek Isles gives wonderful imagery on which to build dreams for one's own exploration.
Another great novel from Maeve Binchy! This novel is a story of sudden endings and new beginnings, of friendships forged in the face of tragedy, and of the nights of rain and stars that fall and shine over a beautiful island in a sparkling sea. In a small Greek island village, a group of travelers from around the world and the local residents they encounter are brought together in unexpected ways when sudden tragedy strikes.
Maeve Binchy as we have come to know and love her---characters you will never forget, places you think you were and want to return to...Fiona, the misguided nurse and Shawn her misbegoten beau, Vonni who left Ireland 30 yrs ago to live on this lyrical Greek island and now stays because she has become one with it...Thomas, David and Elsa, tourists whose lives are changed forever by their visit to Aghia Anna...Andreas and Georgi, brothers who are native islanders. Everyone has a story and you'll love them all with their foibles and triumphs. Enjoy reading this now and planning someday to visit your very own Aghia Anna.