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Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy
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Scarlet Feather (edition 2002)

by Maeve Binchy

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Title:Scarlet Feather
Authors:Maeve Binchy
Info:Signet (2002), Paperback, 560 pages
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Maeve Binchy doesn't disappoint. I loved the characters. ( )
  bcrowl399 | Feb 15, 2019 |
Likely my one and only Maeve Binchy book. The story of Cathy Scarlet and her cooking school buddy Tom Feather who open a catering business in Dublin. Lots of family squabbles, business decisions and diasaters and some romance. ( )
  MaggieFlo | Dec 5, 2018 |
I didn't realize how much I was enjoying this until I stayed up half the night to finish it. Binchy does a great job creating likeable, believable characters that you care about. Will the catering business survive? Will the two strange kids find a home? Will Mutty make a killing at the track? Very satisfying read. ( )
  JanetNoRules | Sep 17, 2018 |
I love the way Ms. Binchy weaves her characters together through the different storylines. This was a very engrossing book! ( )
  cubsfan3410 | Sep 1, 2018 |
Scarlet Feather is the story of a restaurant in Dublin, Ireland of the same name. As usual, Binchy tells the stories of the owners, employees and guests as they interact and face life's difficulties. From the inside cover: "Maeve Binchy's new novel is a magical tale of love, heartbreak and laughter set in the warm Irish atmosphere that has made her famous." Binchy fans will love this and new readers probably will want to read more. ( )
  gypsysmom | May 10, 2018 |
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"Whatever made us think that a catering business had anything to do with producing food?" asks the exasperated heroine of Maeve Binchy's Scarlet Feather. Cathy Scarlet and her partner Tom Feather had wanted to open their own catering firm ever since they attended college together. When the perfect location finally becomes available at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, they jump straight into renovations, ignoring the owner's mysterious eagerness to sell. But as they soon learn, chasing a dream demands far more than just cream puffs and canapés. In the months that follow, Tom and Cathy weather the ups and downs of founding a small business, soothe many a client's fragile ego, plan and pull off a fairy-tale wedding, minister to two of the most appealingly waifish children this side of Dickens, and generally work themselves to the bone--all the while producing some of the most exquisite food Dublin has ever seen.

Binchy is a master spinner of tales, the kind of storyteller who captures the rich tapestry of relationships at work in even the most ordinary of lives. Tom and Cathy come surrounded by a cast of characters as skillfully drawn as themselves: Neil, Cathy's activist-lawyer-husband, who's so busy worrying about the world's problems that he sometimes forgets to worry about his own; beautiful Marcella, Tom's girlfriend, who wants to be a top model more than anything else; and most endearingly of all, Maud and Simon, Neil's neglected 8-year-old cousins, who prove equally talented at wreaking havoc and asking awkward questions. Stir in a full complement of clients, family, friends, and enemies, and you have the makings of a bestseller that's very busy and very Binchy. Tom and Cathy's work, after all, is not so different from that of the novelist herself. Like writers, they stage-manage some of the most important events in people's lives, from weddings and funerals to romances and reunions. Before the year is out, Tom, Cathy, Neil, and Marcella will find themselves changed forever--and Binchy fans will have fallen in love with yet another of her fully realized worlds. --Chloe Byrne

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Fresh from cooking school, Tom Feather and Cathy Scarlet are hot additions to the Dublin scene with their new catering company, but some people in the city, including their families, are not so keen on the idea of their success.

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