Firefly Summer

Firefly Summer

Book - 2006
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"Kate and John Ryan have four children, of whom the eldest are Michael and Dara. Their small town is peaceful and friendly, an unchanging background for a golden childhood. In long, hot summers Michael and Dara and their friends fish and swim or play in the ivy-clad ruins of Fernscourt, the great house burned down during the Troubles... No one in Mountfern has the slightest inkling of what it will mean when the ruins are bought by Patrick O'Neill, an Irish American with a dream in his heart and a great deal of money in his pocket. It is not until the very end of this drama, with its interlocking stories of love lost and won, ambitions nurtured and secrets betrayed, that Patrick O'Neill will understand the irony and the significance of his great dream for Mountfern."
Publisher: London : Arrow Books, 2006.
ISBN: 9780099498667
Branch Call Number: FIC Binch
Characteristics: 921 p.

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matcat44
Jan 05, 2018

Unlike her later books I found this slow and characters not really that interesting. Wanted to love it but I couldn't even finish it.

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mogie
Feb 24, 2017

One of my particular favourites of Binchy. While it is a lengthy epistle I had no difficulty getting through it. I think having it take place of a span of 4 years made it easily digestible. I had mixed feelings about some of the characters as is apt to happen in her writing. Wonderful character development. I was engaged throughout the whole book. The ending seemed a little abrupt.

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star20rkb
Aug 03, 2015

Once again Maeve Binchy does not disappoint. Great Characters Great Story!!

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AnamCara
Oct 29, 2007

I have read all of Maeve's books and her character development is terrific.

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