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A Week in Winter [Kindle Edition]

Maeve Binchy
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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She is the Queen of Fiction and one of the funniest and best-loved storytellers in the world ... once you read Maeve you are hooked for life—IRISH TIMES

A book to treasure. It's classic Maeve Binchy territory, filled with characteristic warmth and captivating storytelling—HELLO

Binchy at her very best, telling stories with charm, humour and pathos and giving us one of the most stunning feel-good endings I can remember—MAIL ON SUNDAY

Her storytelling ability is second to none—SUNDAY EXPRESS

It's vintage Binchy and doesn't disappoint—WOMAN & HOME

Make no mistake, there is magic at work—SUNDAY TIMES

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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 life into the place. Now a hotel, with a big warm kitchen and log fires, it provides a welcome few can resist.

Winnie is generally able to make the best of things, until she finds herself on the holiday from hell. John arrived on an impulse after he missed a flight at Shannon. And then there's Henry and Nicola, burdened with a terrible secret, who are hoping the break at Stone House will help them find a way to face the future...

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 548 KB
  • Print Length: 369 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 140911399X
  • Publisher: Orion; Hardback edition (Nov. 8 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140911399X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409113997
  • ASIN: B008B8DXTS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,234 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Last but not least Dec 31 2012
As soon as this book was released, I was itching to buy it, but restrained myself as I knew Christmas was coming. Once again, my daughters did not disappoint and I awoke to find this final Maeve Binchy book under the tree for me. I enjoyed it thoroughly, and was only disappointed because it ended. I did feel that there were perhaps a few minor unfinished issues, but perhaps that is a metaphor for life. Not everyone ends up happy with all their problems solved; there are always unfinished issues. I really enjoyed the times spent at the big house on the coast, and reading about this wild part of Ireland made me want to go there all the more. I thought the characters were well rounded, and I had a clear photo in my mind of each of them as I read about them in their designated chapters. I enjoy books formatted like this, and when I read about a previous chapter's character from a different viewpoint, I think,"oh yes I know her/him, I've met them before."
Now that I have read all of Maeve's books, and the fact that there won't be any more, I may just have to go back and start all over again, perhaps with Firefly Summer which was the one that started my love affair with her writing. Rest in peace, sweet Maeve, and thank you!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars vintage binchy Dec 1 2012
I am soooo going to miss Maeve Binchy's books. No one tells a story like she does. She captivates and brings you through a journey like no other. Characters and storylines all intertwined to complete a beautiful picture puzzle. Rest in peace, Mrs. Binchy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it. Jan. 24 2013
By Evange
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Maeve Binchy never disappoints. This book makes me want to visit Scotland very soon. I recommend this book to everyone.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fell Short at the End Dec 20 2014
By F.S.
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Vintage Binchy. Great tale, weaving together the lives of an interesting cast of characters. On the whole it is a touching and entertaining piece but I felt that the ending was a little flat. It was as if the author had tired of writing the story and wanted a quick finish.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Maeve Binchy never disappoints Nov. 30 2014
By Pamela
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Maybe Binchy really understands how to bring her characters to life. The stories are very home-spun, full of warmth and even when things go wrong for people there is always a promise of a hopeful ending...well except perhaps for poor Miss Howe.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Binchy Gem Jan. 27 2013
By Alison S. Coad TOP 50 REVIEWER
In "A Week in Winter," by Maeve Binchy, we meet Chicky, a young woman in early 1990s western Ireland who falls for a visiting man and follows him back to New York. Deceptions and years later, she returns home to open a hotel in the once-grand house of the region, and she brings in the troubled son of one of her oldest friends and a niece who has ventured to London but needs to get more experience in a less bruising place. Together, they ready the small hotel and welcome their visitors for the first week of its operation: Winnie and her apparent "friend" who is anything but; John who is really somebody else altogether; Henry and Nicola, doctors who are running from too much death; Anders, the Swede who loves music over accountancy, his family trade; The Walls who are fixated on prizes and think this trip is an inferior one; Miss Howe, a school principal finally put out to pasture; and Freda, who has the Second Sight. Together, they inaugurate the hotel, with its searing cliffs and wild ocean.... Another series, really, of novella-length sketches of various people, brought together to a particular place but otherwise unconnected. I really enjoy Binchy's ability to get to the heart of her characters, to describe their lives in such a way that we, the readers, are completely enthralled. This has less of a connection to other books of hers than some that I've read, in terms of characters coming in and out of the story, but that doesn't matter: these "new" characters are as fully human as the ones more entrenched in her Irish world. I wasn't totally captivated this time, but I enjoyed every second of the time I spent with these people (even Miss Howe!). I wouldn't start a reader new to Maeve Binchy with this book, but I'd recommend it after reading three or four of her lengthy oevre; clearly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars gentle read May 19 2014
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A story about real people told Maeve Binchey style. I enjoy the way she intertwined the lives of her characters . It could have been longer and a it more story development . Still an excellent book for Binchey fans.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not up to par May 11 2014
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It was not her best work. I will miss reading Ms. Binchy's work, but I found this one lacking. Too bad.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent story as we expect from Maeve..
Published 4 months ago by Ellen Laskey
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the usual calibre I expect from Maeve Binchy
I have always enjoyed Maeve Binchy's books they tend to be light-hearted with an interesting story line and some interesting characters that you get to know and root for. Read more
Published 4 months ago by annette Preston
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This is Binchy at its best, her characters make you feel like they are old friends
Published 4 months ago by Norvi Wood
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
An easy read.
Published 5 months ago by Adrenne
4.0 out of 5 stars The first book that I have ever read of Maeve ...
The first book that I have ever read of Maeve Binchy. I am going to be reading all of them for sure. Well written and entertaining.
Published 5 months ago by Harley
5.0 out of 5 stars so sorry
So sorry to see Maeve go. Will miss her books. :-( Reading her books was like chatting with a good friend.
Published 6 months ago by Greg
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite writers, who can take readers away from their ...
One of my favorite writers, who can take readers away from their reality and immerse them in the lives and homes of interesting characters,
Published 6 months ago by Elizabeth
4.0 out of 5 stars All that I expected
This was a story that could be true. I liked that Maeve Binchy uses characters from her other books in this one too. Great story telling.
Published 8 months ago by Susan
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it .
Maeve Binchy's books are always a good read. Never have I read an
author who can write with such spirit. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Reg
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