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A Week in Winter
A Week in Winter
Author: Maeve Binchy
Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean and turn it into a restful place for a holiday by the sea, everyone thinks she is crazy. Helped by Rigger (a bad boy turned g...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780307475503
ISBN-10: 0307475506
Publication Date: 1/7/2014
Pages: 336
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  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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This was sadly Maeve Binchy's last novel before her death. And what a wonderful book it was. Full of rich characters with assorted life problems that were somehow sorted out when they visited a special inn on the west coast of Ireland in winter.
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I was too disconnected from this book to truly enjoy it. Each character's story tied into another character's story either intricately or loosely, all centered around the opening week of a getaway hotel in Ireland. I wanted to hear more of the stories of certain characters (Chicky, Rigger, Winnie) and much less of others but just as I became really involved, the snippet of their life abruptly ended. All of this totaled up to loose threads and an unraveled mess of what could have been a tapestry. The colors were there; the threads were there; I could see some embroidery. It just didn't come together for me like I feel it should have.
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Maeve Binchey's last book! Bummer! I am not normally a "novel" reader. I love mysteries, but Maeve's books are a delight. She is so adept at interweaving her characters' lives with wonderful results. And generally there is a nod to one or more of her previous stories. Like waving to an old friend.
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Reading a Maeve Binchy book is just like slipping into a comfortable pair of jeans or sitting in front of a cozy fireplace drinking a hot chocolate that was your Nan's secret family recipe. This book will not disappoint. From the first chapter I slipped into a comfortable ease catching up with characters and a sleepy Irish village that seemed vaguely familiar and definitely welcoming. This is a great book. I am sorry that there will be no more to follow.

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