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Light a Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy
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Mar 31, 2011

really liked it

Elizabeth and Aisling were childhood friends. Where Aisling was bold, Elizabeth was enclosed in a proper shell. Later, Aisling's support brought her Elizabeth through the painful end of her parents' chilly marriage. In return, Elizabeth's friendship helped Aisling endure her own unsatisfying marriage to a raging alcoholic. This is a story of two girls growing up, drifting apart, and coming back together.. It takes us from their childhood to their early thirties.

While the concept may appear simple, and the stories seem predictable, they are anything but. I always find myself picking up a Maeve Binchy novel expecting a light predictable read, and time and time again I am drawn into the characters, amazing writing, and this new world created by this amazing author.
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