Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Firefly Summer by Maeve Binchy

Firefly Summer
by Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 978-0-440-33759-1
Dell (Random House)

Rating (on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being best)
Plot: 3
Characters: 4
Writing: 3.5
Final: 3.5
Comments: This is an older Binchy--from 1987 or 1988--and the parts where she switched perspective or jumped forward in time felt very disjointed to me. I wonder if there were design/typographic cues in the print editions that didn't make it into the ebook?
It was a summer of warmth.... Kate Ryan and her husband, John, have a rollicking pub in the Irish village of Mountfern... lovely twelve-year-old twins... and such wonderful dreams.... It was a summer of innocence... but all that is about to change this fateful summer of 1962 when American millionaire Patrick O'Neill comes to town with his irresistible charm and a pocketful of money... when love and hate vie for a town's quiet heart and old traditions begin to crumble away.... It was a summer of love that would never come again.... A time that has been captured forever in Maeve Binchy's compelling family drama... a novel you will never forget.

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