Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy

Here was one of my Christmas treats this year, courtesy of my brother.  What better way to ring in the New Year than curling up on the couch with a new offering from Maeve Binchy.  Sitting down with a Maeve Binchy book is like catching up with an old friend, full of gossip.  Once I realised that this story was set on St. Jarlath's Crescent, it was like old home week.  Most of the cast of characters have been seen in previous books, so you feel like you know them already.  I particularly like reading about Maud and Simon, the twins, who we first met as children but are now full grown adults. 
The story kind of meanders around baby Frankie, and who will care for her best.  It deviates from this plot with little asides as you learn more about what is going on in this part of Dublin.  An enjoyable read for those who have read her books in the past and are hungry for more.

1 comment:

Kate said...

So jealous! I can't wait until I get my copy, I absolutely love Maeve Binchy! She has such a unique writing style, and I'm attached to so many of her characters. I have no doubt that I will adore Minding Frankie.