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‘A touching, funny, optimistic book full of wonderful, well observed characters’ Daily Mail

‘Maeve Binchy at her best’ Choice

Everything is changing in small Irish town of Rossmore – and when a new road threatens to cut through Whitethorn Woods, everyone has a passionate opinion about whether the town will benefit or suffer.

At the heart of the conflict is the fate of St. Ann’s Well. People have been coming to St. Ann’s for generations to share their dreams and fears. Some believe it to be a place of true spiritual power, demanding protection; others think it’s a mere magnet for superstitions, easily sacrificed.

When one man is offered compensation for his land – but has a personal reason to save the well – and a childless London woman comes to Whitethorn Woods, begging the saint for help, the consequences are not as anyone anticipated . . .

Reviews

Reading her books is like gossiping with old friends
DAILY MAIL
Maeve Binchy at her best
CHOICE
A touching, funny, optimistic book full of wonderful, well observed characters
DAILY MAIL
She is the Queen of Fiction and one of the funniest and best-loved storytellers in the world...once you read Maeve you are hooked for life
IRISH TIMES
Binchy is degrees better than most other novelists and her storytelling ability is second to none
SUNDAY EXPRESS
An unsurpassed grasp of what makes a good story
Anne Enright
Binchy makes you laugh, cry, and care. Her warmth and sympathy render the daily struggles of ordinary people heroic and turn storytelling into art
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Maeve Binchy is a master storyteller
NEW YORK TIMES
The words "Irish warmth" are repeatedly used in reference to a Binchy novel and I believe that this keynote of authorial warmth is one of the compelling aspects of her writing . . . Binchy is a consummate storyteller who involves the reader in the world she creates . . . Binchy is a Dickens: she writes about the dilemmas of human beings with a backdrop which describes the manners and morals of a society
IRISH TIMES
Make no mistake, there is magic at work
SUNDAY TIMES