Nights of Rain and Stars

Nights of Rain and Stars

Large Print - 2005
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In a small Greek island village, a group of travelers from around the world and the local residents they encounter are brought together in unexpected ways when sudden tragedy strikes. In her inimitable style, Maeve Binchy shares with readers the lives of these strangers, learning their hopes, dreams, and fears as they move forward, forever changed by their experience. Here is the story of old Andreas, the gentle taverna owner who has spent many years regretting the argument that drove his only son to America; Elsa, the beautiful German reporter who gave up her television career and the man she loves once she learned the secret he hid from her; and Fiona, the Irish nurse and dutiful daughter, who's gone off to travel with the man everyone says is wrong for her, determined to show them all--even if everyone is right. This is also the story of David, the only son who loves his family but not the family business; Thomas, the Californian who is able to cope with his recent divorce but not with sharing his son with his wife's new husband; and Vonni, who rashly left behind her life in Ireland to follow her true love to this village thirty years ago--and who is wise for everyone but herself. A story that only Maeve Binchy could tell, told with the authenticity, charm, and grace that are her trademark, Nights of Rain and Stars will be rightly cherished by her millions of fans around the world.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2005, c2004
ISBN: 9781594131028
Characteristics: 447 p. (large print) ; 23 cm


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Oct 26, 2017

As with all her books, utterly forgettable when you are done but hard to put down when you are reading it. She is a good storyteller, but in the end her stories are just pulp fiction with little to take away.

Aug 14, 2016

I am listening to the audio version of this book. While I tend to very much enjoy Binchy's work, and having Greek heritage in my family, I thought I would enjoy it. However, I am finding it tedious and repetitive and just wanting it to be over. If I was reading it I perhaps would have skimmed pages (or chapters).

Jul 05, 2016

it was my favorite too t hough i enjoyed them all, the lilac bus was less of a fav as was minding frankie and a few of the girls , loved all her earlier books

WVMLStaffPicks Jan 12, 2015

A departure from her early works, this short novel will still transport you—this time to a warm Greek island where four strangers come together, build friendships, and sort out their life crises. A perfect holiday read.

Jul 24, 2013

The authors books that I've read have several characters that meet as strangers and form a bond. She has a way of imparting wisdom between the characters that is though provoking.

Oct 01, 2011

An overly simplistic, formulatic story of four people who run away from their lives and meet on a small island in Greece. My first read of Binchy, unfortunately.

Aug 12, 2008

My favourite Maeve book! I have read ALL of hers and love them, but this one was amazing. Made me want to visit Greece.

Nov 08, 2007

Not as good as she usually is.


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