Friday, December 7, 2012

A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy

A Week in Winter
When Maeve Binchy writes a story you can be certain of many things. The first being that it will have great characters that you will care about,second that it will have secrets that you almost feel that only you know, and third her wonderful books will tug at your heartstrings .This book does all of that. Maeve created a story about a place called Stone House on the west coast of Ireland, a hotel where all sorts of people from all over the world will find themselves. Each person has their own tales and hardships and the one thing that almost all of them have in common is  that Stone House almost heals them while they are there.The hotels happy atmosphere and pleasant surroundings relaxes those who will let it and it is run by a former troubled woman called Chicky. Chicky has had her own fair share or hardships and secrets but who also found solace here, she has made the hotel the santuary that it is  with the help of some staff that she calls friends .
If you have read previous books by Maeve then you will not be surprised to see mention of some familiar places that were in some of her previous books.
There are a good few deaths in this book which I found even more sad when as we all know Maeve died very recently ,this is her final book and as I read the last sentences I did it with tears in my eyes . What a glorious last novel by a gifted writer and wonderful storyteller

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