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I started reading Maeve Binchy many years ago and really enjoyed her books. My absolute favourite of hers is The Glass Lake – also the first one of Maeve’s books that I read. So I was saddened to hear that she passed away last week. A quote from www.newsday.com describes it just right regarding Maeve’s books: “warm and gripping observations of life and family relationships in small-town Ireland.”
Her books were a slow, sipping hot tea kind of read and she gave her readers a look into modern Irish life filled with romance (often of a sweet nature yet compelling and complex at the same time). Characters were deep and complicated and the plots compelling. I read so many of her books from our local library in my teens – they were just such a pleasure!
Note to Readers: Maeve Binchy’s book are not Christian, but I found them to be some of the best outside of the Christian Fiction Genre.
Full Link: http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/books/irish-writer-maeve-binchy-dies-at-72-1.3871577
Jess’ favourite genre is contemporary women’s fiction and contemporary romance fiction. She also enjoys historical fiction with a focus on romance. She loves books set in country towns or farms with a cowboy featured in either historical or contemporary settings.
She is currently writing her first novel, a contemporary women’s fiction/romance set in a small country town.
Jess is a mum of two children and married to the calmest man alive. She loves to bake and go for walks. A writer of contemporary romance, Jess write stories about the heart and where love is worth the journey.
Missed this post somehow – I loved Maeve's work. Thank you for honoring her here.
Hi Becky, Yes Maeve was a great writer! She will be missed in the book world 🙂