Firefly Summer is a novel by the Irish author Maeve Binchy. Set in an Irish small town, this third novel by Binchy depicts the changes that affected the. It was a summer of warmth. Kate Ryan and her husband, John, have a rollicking pub in the Irish village of Mountfern lovely. Editions. Firefly Summer. Paperback Firefly Summer . Maeve Binchy · Paperback · Ebook. View more editions. Buy from Buy from.

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Patrick felt a bit superficial – not enough substance to love or hate.

English Choose a language for shopping. A character I found interesting only later in the book is Grace; she is consistently described as a ray of pure sunshine throughout the book until late in the story, when we see glimpses of something binnchy behind the surface. I think the only other book that irked me more than this one was The Lilac Bus He is a good man, though not an easy one to get along with, and as he faces problem after problem, with both the project and his difficult son, it is impossible not to warm to him.

The book firfly extremely long just over pagesbut it is well worth the time it takes to complete. Let me start by saying I generally enjoy Maeve Binchy’s books.

Start reading Firefly Summer: I find that to bincuy more effective than a ton of hint-dropping and scary music warning us of bad things ahead. The Catholic Church beliefs of the fieefly were so ingrained in me, if you weren’t of that faith you were doomed.

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I don’t know why I keep reading Maeve Binchy books. Quotes from Firefly Summer. It’s one of her longer books, but worth the time it takes to read it, especially if you like good Irish locations and characters. Lists with This Book. bincyy


The time spent on the teenagers’ love stories could have been cut in half similarly without affecting the storyline, nor the nostalgia we all feel at remembering first love. It explores the changing maevw of the townsfolk as a tragic accident divides Mountfern. Here’s what I thought about the Characters: Use dmy dates from February Books with missing cirefly. Want to Read saving…. It contrasts the small town’s simple pastimes like fishing and swimming with the tastes of the free-spending Americans.

It feels almost like Maeve was conducting some sort of experiment that she heard about in a writing workshop where you just let the readers fend for them self when it comes to the ending.

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The building of the new hotel at the ruins creates jobs, opportunities and also tragedy. Then from that point on the story kaeve gets better and by then became interesting. I doubt I will finish this book. Firefly Summer tells the story of the sleepy town of Mountfern, as an American, Patrick O’Brian, comes home to find his roots and build a huge hotel on the ruined location firetly the old house.

For people who like her books I would recommend this one. I almost quit reading after the first chapter because Binchy’s punctuation is random at best, but I kept reading bnchy ended up enjoying the book pretty well.

Published inFirefly Summer follows the residents of the small village of Mountfern over several years during the s.

Firefly Summer by Maeve Binchy

The end comes too soon; maybe a little abruptly, but then you realize, hey, everything has been wrapped up and taken care of, and you can imagine how everyone will carry on and make the future a good one after all. Ships from and sold by Amazon. I wis Very disappointed with this book.


Oh well, in any event, a good read for Binchy fans this was my first foray into her oeuvre, but won’t be my lastand not a bad choice if you want a nice, long read that is not too challenging but immerses you in another world.

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Dell; Reissue edition July 1, Language: She sees some good in everyone. By the end only four of the characters had enamores themselves to me – four naeve five out if about twenty!

I felt this was a firefpy I ‘had to finish’, rather than the usual Binchy ‘un-put-downable’ tale. Gillian This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [Nobody in particular started the fire – a cigarette blown from an ashtray set the drapes alight. Literary Manifestations of a Multilingual History”.

I’d group Maeve Binchy with writers such as Catherine Cookson in terms of her ability to effortlessly immerse the reader in her little corner of the world. I can guess, but it be nice to have it confirmed. No trivia or quizzes yet. However, I was found this novel less appealing than her others.


Of course it took like another pages before she did. Very disappointed with this book. Please try again later. An I’ve always loved Maeve Binchy’s epic tales of Irish friendship, and dip in every so often.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Views Read Maevr View history. I’ve always rirefly Maeve Binchy’s epic tales of Irish friendship, and dip in every so often. Set up a giveaway. The characters are believable, complex and unique.

The novel spans about 4 years starting from the time Patrick O’Neill from the U. A Week in Winter. A novel you will never forget.