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3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5 3.90 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maeve Binchy Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Maeve Binchy once again brings us an enchanting book full of the wit, warmth, and wisdom that have made her one of the most beloved and widely read writers at work today.

When a new highway threatens to bypass the town of Rossmore and cut through Whitethorn Woods, everyone has a passionate opinion about whether the town will benefit or suffer. But young Father Flynn is most concerned with the fate of St. Ann’s Well, which is set at the edge of the woods and slated for destruction. People have been coming to St. Ann’s for generations to share their dreams and fears, and to speak their prayers. Some believe it to be a place of true spiritual power, demanding protection; others think it’s a mere magnet for superstitions, easily sacrificed. 

Not knowing which faction to favor, Father Flynn listens to all those caught up in the conflict, and these are the voices we hear in the stories of Whitethorn Woods–men and women deciding between the traditions of the past and the promises of the future, ordinary people brought vividly to life by Binchy’s generosity and empathy, and in the vivacity and surprise of her storytelling.

Maeve Binchy is at the very top of her form in this irresistible tale.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Madeline | 5/22/2011

    " This book is really a collection of short stories that are supposed to be interrelated. Some are but there is such a cast of characters it was hard to keep track of eveyone. I felt it was not as good as her other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa | 5/21/2011

    " I haven't read Binchy in a long time. I must say this will not be my favorite! A LOT OF CHARACTERS!! Didn't really all tie in at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Annette | 5/8/2011

    " This was a lovely light book. It is filled with colorful characters and vivid description. Set in Ireland it leaves a nice 'taste'. I recommend it between your more 'serious' reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gina | 5/8/2011

    " Good read but it's basically a group of short stories, most having to be read in pairs, and not a novel. "

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