Friday, May 18, 2007

A Review: Nights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy

Book: Nights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy

Genre: Literary fiction

Rating: A-

It's been awhile since I've read a Binchy book, and it was fun to get back to one! I read this for the TBR challange, so that's half of them done! Six down, six to go! I had my own copy (that's the point of the challenge, right?) but I ended up getting a large print copy from the library, so this was also my treadmill book of the week. Great way to read a book.

This is the story of a handful of people who were all dining together at a quaint little cafe in a small Greek village when they all witnessed a tragic event. Because of that, they all ended up friends and told each other their background stories and helped each other solve all their problems. It's a very simple, sweet story and made me want to just go hang out in Greece for a summer! Still, not one of my favorite Binchy's. I look forward to getting caught up with some more of hers later this summer.


P.S. I'm officially chalking up The Last Living Confederate Widow as a DNF! I HATE doing that, but it's due at the library today and I just can't renew it AGAIN because I know I won't read it. Maybe if I get it out of here, it will stop making faces at me for neglecting it. Maybe.


  1. I liked this book - I reread it just before I went on a Medeterranean cruise last summer. Her books are such a nice mix of nothing too dramatic, happy endings, and real people. I wish she would write more; I thought I'd heard she had retired, but then Whitethorn Hills came out.

  2. Don't feel bad -- I couldn't get all the way through "The Last Living Confederate Widow" either. Very annoying...I wanted so much to like it.

  3. I also got caught up in the vacation of the group and ended up enjoying the book. Not one of Binchy's best, but still worth a read.



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