In these powerful, poignant tales, the best-selling author once again reveals her unrivaled understanding of matters of the heart. her are sons and lovers, daughters and strangers, husbands and wives in their infinite variety- powerfully compelling stories of love and loss, revelation and reconciliation.
This book was really enjoyable and is a quick read. Maeve Binchy has this incredible way of writing believable love stories. Whether it's love lost, new love, or love between family members she really pulls at your heartstrings. In "The Return Journey" she gives the reader vignettes of a whole slew of different situations. I wanted to keep reading once the short stories were done because I grew to care so much about the characters in just a few pages!
I don't usually enjoy short stories very much, but I found this collection hard to put down.
This is a collection of short stories by Maeve Binchy. All are good but somehow not as uplifting as her newer books.
An easy read with many delightful romantic stories.
This is a collection of short stories in which Maeve Binchy introduces us to sons, brothers, fathers, mothers, sisters and lovers. She looks at the relationships and the affect of love on her characters. I have to say that although I usually love Maeve Binchy as an author and am definitely willing to give anything she has written a fighting chance to take me away; I found this particular book lacking in parts.
I had read this book before several years ago and of course had forgotten what it was like. I will definitely still read Maeve Binchy again but, in my opinion, this was a weak book. I give it a C!
Maeve Binchy has to be my favorite author! I've read almost all of her books! But this one is a bunch of short stories and they all left me wanting to know more about each character. No closure!
This is a delightful collection of short stories by Maeve Binchy. I only wish there would have been more!
Maeve Binchy, as always, does a fabulous job with this book. Return Journey is a collection of short stories, each one a little gem of human emotion and life.
A collection of sweet short stories.
Any Maeve Binchy books is a great read isn't it?
short stories, all great reading if you love Maeve Binchey!
Maeve Binchy creates real people. The reader recognizes the real life situations that she creates. This book has 14 short stories.
This is a book of short stories set in Ireland by Maeve Binchy. All the characters are interesting and believable.
Short stories in the true Binchy style and spirit.
A secretary's silent passion for her boss-an insecure wife clings to the illusion of order-a pair of star crossed travelers take each others bags. In store for them are more journey's of hope and discovery- unforgettable slices of life.
The Return Journey is a collection of 14 short stories of life, love, and learning that enables the most harried reader to enjoy a well-told tale in its entirety before checking on the kids or folding the clothes. In the tradition of Binchy's classic tales Circle of Friends and Tara Road, this consummate summer beach book introduces readers not to models of literary and romantic indefectibility, but to folks just like us, who have bad hair days, runs in their hose, and freckles both physical and metaphorical. The title story paints a portrait of the embattled relationship between a mother who left her home in Dunglass, Ireland, and her daughter, who has traveled to Ireland to find her history and finds love, as well. Through weekly correspondence, mother and daughter repair the damage to their relationship, laying to rest ghosts of an earlier mother-daughter relationship gone irrevocably wrong. And Binchy's "Victor and St. Valentine" renews faith that truly romantic men do exist and are often overlooked, their motives suspect in an increasingly self-reliant world. No one can accuse Binchy of overtelling a tale; she has perfected the art of leading her readers to the verge and then allowing them to loose their imaginations as they see fit. A wonderful and thoroughly engaging read. --Alison Trinkle
A collection of stories that each weave a quick tale. I enjoyed each one immensely.
Maeve Binchy; author of Tara Read. The Return Journey will make you laugh, cry and care...it's a spellbinding trip into the human heart! Enjoy :)
A group of excellent short stories by the author of Tara Road and Evening Class.
A series of short stories that let you arrive into the lives created by Maeve Binchy
Irish short stories; not her best, but still good
A collection of short stories that will make you laugh and cry. She is a wonderful storyteller.
"In these powerful, poignant tales...once again reveals her unrivaled understanding of matters of the heart"
One of my favorite authors. A collection of short stories which include chapters about a secretary who has a silent passion for her boss, an insecure wife who discovers chaos at the hands of a house sitter, and a pair of star-crossed travelers who take each other's bags.
great read. Binchy has made a people watcher of me! It's a "Why are those folks riding the bus today?.... kind of thing. Very enjoyable.
I liked the book very much
She just gets better and better
Another excellent book from Maeve Binchy....full of twists, turns and real life issues.
Great read according to my Mother..........she is a true Binchy fan!
Have not yet read, but hope to~