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Heart and Soul

by Maeve Binchy

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Sagas and Romance

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The brand new novel from Maeve Binchy is another tale of family and relationship dramas. The story centres round Clara Casey, who is finding her two grown daughters more of a handful now than when they were teenagers. Not only that but her new job as a senior cardiac specialist has just started and everyone seems to want a piece of her.

Father Flynn risks having his reputation torn to shreds and Declan is looking forward to joining a quiet country clinic. The perfect set up from some great story telling in Binchy’s inimitable style.

Heart and Soul Synopsis

Clara Casey has more than enough on her plate. Her daughters Adi and Linda were no problem at all during the usually turbulent teens. Now in their twenties, Adi is always fighting for or against something: the environment or the whale or battery farming; while Linda lurches from one unsatisfactory relationship to the next. As if this wasn't enough, Clara, a senior cardiac specialist, has a new job to cope with...

For Anya, 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 the six-month posting brings him much more than he expected. Then there's Father Brian Flynn, who finds his doubts about his calling are assuaged by work in his new parish. But when an acquaintance turns into a nightmare he needs help to rescue his reputation...

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ISBN: 9780752884646
Publication date: 09/07/2009
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780752873367
Publication date: 02/10/2008
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780752873367
Publication date: 2nd October 2008
Author: Maeve Binchy
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Sagas and Romance,
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About Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy (1940 - 2012) was born in County Dublin and educated at the Holy Child convent in Killiney and at University College, Dublin. After a spell as a teacher she joined the Irish Times. Her first novel, Light a Penny Candle, was published in 1982 and she went on to write over twenty books, all of them bestsellers. Several have been adapted for cinema and television, most notably Circle of Friends and Tara Road. Maeve Binchy received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Book Awards in 1999 and the Irish PEN/A.T. Cross award in 2007. In 2010 she was presented with the ...

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