Thanks for joining me today for Book Beginnings hosted by Rose City Reader. If you love books, hopefully you will find your new favorite in the list over at Rose City. My book today is Maeve Binchy’s latest “A Week In Winter” and here are the first lines:
“Everyone had their own job to do on the Ryans’ farm in Stoneybridge. The boys helped their father in the fields, mending fences, bringing the cows back to be milked, digging drills of potatoes; Mary fed the calves, Kathleen baked the bread, and Geraldine did the hens.”
Maeve Binchy is one of my favorite all time authors. In fact, she is one of the few writers that I will purchase the hard back editions of her books. This one I found at my local library and I wasn’t even aware that Ms. Binchy had a new book release. Once again, she has filled the pages with characters that we grow to love and care about along with happy endings. That is another thing I love about Ms. Binchy’s books…usually there is a happy ending of sorts for everyone even if it is not exactly what the character would have wanted. This is a lovely entertaining read.
Sadly, I learned that Ms. Binchy passed away after writing this book. This hurts my heart because I always enjoyed her stories and characters.