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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 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!
Farewell Maeve.

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.

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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.