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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I have one more to read and then that is it!! She studied at University College Dublin and was a teacher for a while. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I think what I like about her books are her characters, Claire, just as you describe here.

I loved this book. Kerry O’Neill Blnchy don’t know what is wrong with this kid. Kate Ryan was definitely the heart of this story for me.

In Firefly Summer, one of the American protagonists tirefly that she has tried to help the women in the small Irish village in which she lives for a short time, combining her profession and romantic intere I usually choose to read Maeve Binchy’s novels as comfort reads.

It’s as if she didn’t know how to end the book so she just had a huge catastrophe happen and then bang, it was over. She sees some good in everyone. Notify me of new comments via email. I’ve read most of Binchy’s books and if I find others I haven’t seen yet, I’ll read those as well.

This is the longest book I have read by Binchy, and it may just be the longest she’s written I haven’t researched.

Due to the hotel being built, it is going to directly impact a lot of businesses, especially the Ryan pub which is going to have to deal with a loss of customers. I couldn’t put it down. One of those good old-fashioned stories that are as comfortable and comforting as home itself.


So many trivial details that made the book drag. Product details Mass Market Paperback: Instead we get everyone’s POV in this book and the whole thing feels so jumbled. It is a powerful book, with good stories of relationships, some happy endings, some not.

Read more Read less. It just got beyond boring for me to keep reading about teenage love when there were so many other side plots going on. Excellent book, with pages! And who hasn’t felt at some point in their life like poor little Maggie. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

But in some ways this makes the difficulties I see in story of Patrick O’Neill’s sojourn in Mountfern less easy to understand.

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Published inFirefly Summer follows the residents of the small village of Mountfern over several years during the s. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

The whole book just lumbered until we got almost to the end. The book begins in and covers four years of the lives of inhabitants of a small village called Mountfern in Ireland, particularly the changes that occur after a millionaire American whose family was originally from Mountfern appears and plans to build a hotel on land where his family previously lived.

Although it’s a tough choice, I think this is my favorite Binchy book, and I’ve read most of them. I wish there was a happy ending for Fergus. I agree with some of the reviews that said too much happened at the end.

I like this well enough, but it isn’t one that stands out in my mind. I think the only other book that irked me more than this one was The Lilac Bus I very much enjoy living in a tiny Irish village in my mind while I read Binchy’s books.


The book is extremely long just over pagesbut it is well worth the time it fireflu to complete. Most of them are having affairs, or beating their wives, or running off to other counties.

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I doubt I will finish this book. 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. She fireefly away on 30 Julyat the age of I really liked this book.

When they were su,mer financially, Light a Penny Candle was published, which made her an overnight success. What as up with Grace towards the end? Maeve Binchy’s narrative is flowing and moves along nicely, giving you the information you need without virefly anything. I woke up Thursday morning only to be greeted by an unexpected head cold and a winter wonderland outside.

I wis Very disappointed with this book. All of these themes are interwoven into a story of a small Irish town and it’s residents. I do have Circle of Friends here, which I see Lisa recommends.

I usually choose to read Maeve Binchy’s novels as comfort reads. I usually feel I know some of them.

I would have liked a slower, more satisfying ending, too. Many of her books, such as Echoesare set in firsfly past in Ireland. This has the making for a sequel.