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.
A group of tourists are stranded in a Greek village reevaluate their lives. The Greek characters must also evaluate these changes in their lives. Maeve Binchy brings out the hidden person and the past that shapes their character.
Maeve Binchy writes a great story set on a Greek island of several strangers each with their own problems that by chance encouter a tragedy together which binds them into friendships that change their lives.
I love all of Maeve Binchy's books, this one included. It's a wonderful story about travelers meeting in a small Greek village. The characters become your friends and stay with you long after you read the book.
The description of the small Greek island setting is worth the read. It is on this island a group of tourists meet and are drawn together by a tradegy that affects all their lives. Binchy is a storyteller.
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.
This was a nice, light read but nothing spectacular. Four strangers from different parts of the world travel to a remote Greek island running away from their problems. They end up meeting and helping each other with their troubles along with the assistance of several local folk who seem to be more than happy to interfere. I loved the setting of the Greek island but overall the story was predictable and boring. I've enjoyed Ms. Binchy's books in the past but this one did not do it for me.
In a small Greek island village, local residents and a group of international travelers are brought together by sudden tragedy, in a story of friendship, dreams, fears, and complicated relationships forever altered by their shared experiences. I would think of this book as the best of Binchy so far. I love her characters and how they helped each other with their problems. The story was very engaging. Her descriptions made me feel like I was on the island along with the characters. Looking forward to reading the next Binchy book and I would highly recommend this one to those who love to read about relationships.