Whitethorn Woods

Whitethorn Woods

Book - 2006
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The once sleepy Irish town of Rossmore is a prosperous place nowadays, so busy that a new bypass has been proposed. The people of Rossmore are divided, particularly since the road will go right through the Whitethorn Woods and the well dedicated to St Ann - a well thought by some to have near spiritual properties. No one is more concerned than the wellmeaning curate Father Brian Flynn, who has no idea which faction to support. Surely Neddy Nolan's family should take the compensation being offered for their land? But wasn't Neddy's mother given a cure at the well many years ago? And what about the childless London woman who came to the Whitethorn Woods, begging the Saint for help? Lifelong friends, who first met on an Israeli kibbutz, visit the shrine to sort out their marriages; a wealthy American seeks advice; and a murderess and her mother have both considered consulting the saint.
Publisher: London : 2006. Orion,
ISBN: 9781407250755
Branch Call Number: AF BINC


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Sep 16, 2017

Almost like a book of short stories. Some were connected, but there were so many characters, so many stories, I lost track of who was who. Not very enjoyable for me, which was disappointing as Maeve Binchy is one of my favourite authors.

Nov 04, 2007

I love this author.

Oct 20, 2007

As usual Maeve didn't disappoint. I have read almost all of her books and they have all been good reads. Her character development is really good and she brings in current events of Ireland into the story. There really was a shrine/well that was threatened by road construction. She also weaves the basic emotions and needs of people throughout her stories.


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