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A Week in Winter (edition 2012)

by Maeve Binchy

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Title:A Week in Winter
Authors:Maeve Binchy
Info:Orion Publishing (2012), Hardcover, 464 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:Ireland, linked novellas

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Chicky Starr owns and operates a bed and breakfast on the Irish coast. The novel tells the varied stories of the group of people who will be guests during opening week. Somewhat chick-lit-ish for my taste, but not an unenjoyable read. ( )
  lit_chick | May 13, 2015 |
Binchy's last book set at a hotel on the Irish coast. It's a series if vignettes about the people who both own and stay at the hotel. Not quite a five...I kept waiting for her to dig into the tale rather than the more third person nose at the window kind of narrative that dominated the book. Almost like reading an outline with just a bit of the actual dialog. Nonetheless it was a lovely, easy to read book. ( )
  witchyrichy | May 10, 2015 |
Loved this book! So sorry that the author died last year and we won't have any more of her wonderful books. ( )
  sandra.k.heinzman | Apr 2, 2015 |
Loved this book! So sorry that the author died last year and we won't have any more of her wonderful books. ( )
  sandra.k.heinzman | Apr 2, 2015 |
Loved this book! So sorry that the author died last year and we won't have any more of her wonderful books. ( )
  sandra.k.heinzman | Apr 2, 2015 |
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The Sheedy sisters had lived in Stone House for as long as anyone could remember. Set high on the cliffs on the west coast of Ireland, overlooking the windswept Atlantic ocean, it was falling into disrepair - until one woman, with a past she needed to forget, breathed new life into the place. Now a hotel, with a big, warm kitchen and log fires, it provides a welcome few can resist. Winnie is generally able to make the best of things, until she finds herself on the holiday from hell. John arrived on an impulse after he missed a flight at Shannon. And then there's Henry and Nicola, burdened with a terrible secret, who are hoping the break at Stone House will help them find a way to face the future ...A WEEK IN WINTER is full of Maeve's trademark warmth, humour and characters you want to spend time with.
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Follows the efforts of Chicky who, with the help of Rigger (a bad boy turned good who is handy around the place) and her niece Orla (a whiz at business), turns a coastal Ireland mansion into a holiday resort and receives an assortment of first guests who throughout the course of a week share laughter and the heartache of respective challenges. John, the American movie star thinks he has arrived incognito; Winnie and Lillian, forced into taking a holiday together; Nuala and Henry, husband and wife , both doctors who have been shaken by seeing too much death; Anders, the Swedish boy, hates his father's business, but has a real talent for music; Miss Nell Howe, a retired school teacher, who criticizes everything and leaves a day early, much to everyone's relief; the Walls who have entered in 200 contests (and won everything from a microwave oven to velvet curtains, including the week at Stone House); and Freda , the psychic who is afraid of her own visions.… (more)

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