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Minding Frankie (2011)

by Maeve Binchy

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Book Description When Noel learns that his terminally ill former flame is pregnant with his child, he reluctantly agrees to take care of the baby girl. Along with the help of a caring network of friends, family and neighbors—including Lisa, his broken-hearted classmate, and Emily, his American cousin—Noel adapts to his new responsibilities. But when a nosy social worker decides to get involved, she threatens to ruin their unconventional but special arrangement. It will be up to Noel to persuade her that everyone in the neighborhood has something to offer when it comes to minding Frankie.

My Review This was another fun and entertaining read from Maeve Binchy. It was another visit to so many wonderful characters from her other novels. This book is timeless and a classic that transcends time. I love her books and look forward to reading my next one. ( )
  EadieB | Jun 1, 2016 |
I'm finding this book incredibly boring.There are a lot of characters, all pretty flat, the story does not have any depth. ( )
  claraoscura | May 4, 2016 |
The author created interesting characters, but the premise of the book was flawed and the story lines were predictable. ( )
1 vote ValNewHope | Mar 5, 2016 |
Maeve does not disappoint! Loved the story! ( )
  SkiKatt68 | Feb 26, 2016 |
This was an excellent story. I loved how all of the characters came together throughout the story. I also loved the Irish setting.Maeve Binchy is a wonderful storyteller and her characters are so enjoyable. ( )
  Erika.D | Jan 28, 2016 |
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Binchy remains the queen of spiritual comfort, but this time round she’s stretched interest thin with ups and downs too many and too mild.
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For dear generous Gordon who makes life great every single day.
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Katie Finglas was coming to the end of a tiring day in the salon.
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Maeve Binchy is back with a tale of joy, heartbreak and hope, about a motherless girl collectively raised by a close-knit Dublin community.

When Noel learns that his terminally ill former flame is pregnant with his child, he agrees to take guardianship of the baby girl once she’s born. But as a single father battling demons of his own, Noel can’t do it alone.

Fortunately, he has a competent, caring network of friends, family and neighbors: Lisa, his unlucky-in-love classmate, who moves in with him to help him care for little Frankie around the clock; his American cousin, Emily, always there with a pep talk; the newly retired Dr. Hat, with more time on his hands than he knows what to do with; Dr. Declan and Fiona and their baby son, Frankie’s first friend; and many eager babysitters, including old friends Signora and Aidan and Frankie’s doting grandparents, Josie and Charles.

But not everyone is pleased with the unconventional arrangement, especially a nosy social worker, Moira, who is convinced that Frankie would be better off in a foster home. Now it’s up to Noel to persuade her that everyone in town has something special to offer when it comes to minding Frankie.

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When N?oel learns that his former flame is terminally ill and pregnant with a child she claims is his, he agrees to take care of the baby girl once she's born. But as a recovering alcoholic whose demons are barely under control, he can't do it alone. Luckily, he has an amazing network of family and friends who are ready to help. A tale of joy, heartbreak and hope in a close-knit Dublin community.… (more)

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