A Week in Winter
Set on the west coast of Ireland, a mesmerising book from the much-loved No. 1 bestselling author.
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 l
However, the book became very boring once the hotel was established. During the second half of the book, each chapter focused on a new character or characters, and their story that brought them to the hotel, and a sort of redemption from the time spent in ...more
In her brilliant way of spinning a story, Maeve takes her readers to the west coast of Ireland to the village of Stoneybridge where hometown girl Chicky Starr has returned home to open a holiday hotel. ...more
It is not hard to convince me of this.
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Chicky falls in love with Walter. He convinces her to leave Stoneybridge in Ireland and come to New York with him, promising that they will always be together. Forever turns out to be a couple of months. Chicky is left alone in New York with no friends and no job. Luckily she finds work at Mrs. Cassiday's boarding house. Chicky doesn't want to go home and confess what a mess her life turned out to be, but Mrs. Cassiday finally convinces her and to her a ...more
It was in my stocking Christmas morning.
Maeve Binchy’s last book; A Week in Winter.
I have mentioned before how much I loved her work. How much I identified with her characters and how reading her books made me feel like I was sitting down with old friends. Something about her words touched me in a way few other books do, and, like many of her fans, I have read (and own) every single book she ever wrote. When she died a few months ago, ...more
When the book became available ...more
This book was written with Ms Binchy’s usual style and grace. The story is a bit of a typical one for the author, as she had been known to do lovely things with words and writing about people going through hard times and seeing the hope at the end of the tunnel.
The variet ...more
I would sum it up as a collection of short stories about different people and how their problems were solved by a week in winter staying at and Irish Hotel.
The stories are pretty predictable with no real depth to them and the characters are quite bland and I could not really gel or care about any of them. I felt the writing was hurried and the novel concluded with the all problems solved. Just a b ...more
A lovely book. The first I've ever read by Binchy, but based on this, probably not the last, especially since her long time fans seem to indicate that this is not the best. Great characters, very little plot. The novel is organized around one Chicky Starr, and her efforts to restore an old estate and convert it into a full service inn. T ...more
Stonybridge is a small village on the west coast of Ireland. It's a typical village in that the young people yearn to leave. Chicky Ryan was no different, and, against her parents' wishes, she took up with an American nam ...more
OK, Jane. You’re right. Again.
Free spirit Geraldine “Chicky” Ryan runs away from Ireland’s backward and provincial West of Ireland with a fellow free spirit, ...more
The premise of this book having a woman ...more
Off I went to Ireland (a place I have never actually been) and the town of Stoneybridge, where everyone knows everyone else and people's histories have a tendency to overlap with one another.
This was a terrific story and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was dismayed to realise that this was the ...more
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She studied at University College Dublin and was a teacher for a while. She also loved travelin ...more