A Week in Winter - Maeve Binchy

A Week in Winter

By Maeve Binchy

  • Release Date: 2013-02-12
  • Genre: Family
Score: 4
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Description

Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean and turn it into a restful place for a holiday by the sea, everyone thinks she is crazy. Helped by Rigger (a bad boy turned good who is handy around the house) and Orla, her niece (a whiz at business), Chicky is finally ready to welcome the first guests to Stone House’s big warm kitchen, log fires, and understated elegant bedrooms. John, the American movie star, thinks he has arrived incognito; Winnie and Lillian are forced into taking a holiday together; Nicola and Henry, husband and wife, have been shaken by seeing too much death practicing medicine; Anders hates his father’s business, but has a real talent for music; Miss Nell Howe, a retired schoolteacher, criticizes everything and leaves a day early, much to everyone’s relief; the Walls are disappointed to have won this second-prize holiday in a contest where first prize was Paris; and Freda, the librarian, is afraid of her own psychic visions.
           
Sharing a week with this unlikely cast of characters is pure joy, full of Maeve’s trademark warmth and humor. Once again, she embraces us with her grand storytelling. 

This ebook edition includes photos from the landscape of A WEEK IN WINTER and a Reading Group Guide. 

Reviews

  • Awesome!!

    5
    By 12Shar12T
    Like taking a vacation but you control the time . Life stops when you put down the book and when you begin to read the vacation starts up again ! Wonderful
  • Loved this book!

    5
    By Sleepy2079
    The characters are rounded and real. The setting is a character as well. This is written by an excellent author at the top of her game. Everything fits as the characters interact.
  • Truly Charming

    5
    By SDWill
    What a truly charming, sophisticated novel. Deceptive in its superficial simplicity, it nonetheless delivers deep satisfaction and affection.
  • The end of an era.

    5
    By kmom4kids
    I have read all of Maeve Binchys works and I will truly miss her story's. Her characters are brought to life. You feel their sorrow and happiness. She has made all her characters like your family,friends and neighbors. Time to re-read and treasure her gift to us. She was blessed with an amazing talent and we were lucky she shared it with us. Bet she is busy writing stories for us to read in our afterlife. God Bless you Maeve,your readers will certainly miss you.
  • A Week in Winter

    5
    By Julies254
    Oh how I will miss her writings. This story, like all her others, leaves you feeling as though the characters are all close personal friends. I did not want the book to end, but I was so well acquainted with their lives that I half expect to travel to the cliffs of West Ireland and pick up where the book ends. Thank you Maeve Binchy for introducing me to your world. Heaven is a richer place for your presence.
  • A Week In Winters

    5
    By Flaming Gorge
    A wonder story reflecting Ireland and its culture. Great character development. Pure joyful entertainment.
  • A Week In Winter

    4
    By Class Sea
    I would love to have another series of all the people in the Hotel.
  • Heartwarming

    5
    By AnkeJamil
    Unable to put this book down. I loved how the stories moved on from person to person and the story as a whole moved on. Very, very good.
  • A Winter Week

    5
    By Sheba7772005
    This was a very heart warming and touching novel. I loved the realism this author created with fictional characters who face life's challenges like many of the readers who get the chance to pick up this book. Thought provoking, along with a strong sense that we truly do not walk this journey of life alone.
  • Fantastic book

    5
    By Abumer
    As always Maeve Binchy delivered a human story full of vivid characters. It is very sad for the readers to realize this is her last book. Rest in peace a great writer.