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Clara Casey has more than enough on her plate. Her daughters are a handful and Clara, a senior cardiac specialist, has a new job to cope with…

For Ania, meeting Clara Casey is a miracle: she had never intended to leave her beloved Poland, but after the love of her life has turned sour, her world seems rather empty. Perhaps a new job in a new country will mend her broken heart?

Declan is looking forward to joining the clinic – but what should have been a straightforward six-month posting brings him far more than he expected. Then there’s Father Brian Flynn, whose life is turned upside down when his reputation is threatened; and the beautiful, cheerful nurse, Fiona, who can’t leave her troubled past behind…

Read by Kate Binchy

(p) 2008 Orion Publishing Group

Reviews

Maeve Binchy's latest novel is packed as usual with wonderful characters ... Full of warmth, caring and commonsense.
CHOICE
She knows how to fashion a minor drama into a crisis, and book rattles along from one gripping story to another, leaving the reader with a satisfying glow ... It does exactly what it says on the tin: gives and heart and soul.
DAILY MAIL
Oh, the bliss ... Maeve's back, on top form ... The heart is the theme, literally and metaphorically, and this is heartwarming stuff - sweet but never cloying.
THE TIMES
Maeve Binchy's comfy prose is as warming as cocoa.
METRO
To read it is like being wrapped up in pink blanket with a hot-water bottle - but, make no mistake, there is magic at work.
Elizabeth Buchan, SUNDAY TIMES
HEART AND SOUL is another instant classic, infused with Maeve's trademark warmth, charm and compassion. ... she is the Queen of Fiction and one of the funniest and and best-loved storytellers in the world. ... once you read Maeve you are hooked for life.
IRISH TIMES
Maeve Binchy is a master storyteller
NEW YORK TIMES
Warm, witty and with a deep understanding of what makes us tick, it's little wonder that Maeve Binchy's bewitching stories have become world-beaters
OK MAGAZINE