‘There’s nobody like Binchy for warming the cockles, and this collection of Christmas stories warms them to white heat’ Kate Saunders, The Times
Christmas: a time of year when emotions run high and long-held secrets can unexpectedly surface…
This Year It Will Be Different powerfully evokes the lives of wives, husbands, children, friends and lovers. As the festivities take hold, there are step-families grappling with exes; long-married couples faced with in-law problems; a wandering husband choosing between the other woman and his wife; a child caught up in a grown-up tug-of-war.
‘We are all in her pages, all of us: mothers, daughters, fathers, sons, husbands, wives, children, friends, lovers . . . It is this combination of Maeve’s understanding of what it is to be human, and how to cope with life, that makes her so popular’ Veronica Henry, bestselling author of Christmas at the Beach Hut
There's nobody like Binchy for warming the cockles, and this collection of Christmas stories warms them to white heat.
Kate Saunders, THE TIMES
With her gift for effortless characterisation and homely detail, she evokes power shifts in families, unwelcome discoveries, conspiracies, affairs, forgiveness, sorrow and the rebirth of optimism with her usual warmth and sympathy.
Elizabeth Buchan, SUNDAY TIMES
Brilliant, family-oriented short stories ... Binchy fans will love it - i did! 5/5