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Firefly Summer

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

I thought it couldn't get any better.....

after I read 'The Glass Lake,' but Firefly Summer, in my opinion surpassed even that great read. Maeve Binchy, as usual, has managed to capture characters that many of us have encountered in our lives in some way or another...the spirited Kate Ryan and her dependable J...
after I read 'The Glass Lake,' but Firefly Summer, in my opinion surpassed even that great read. Maeve Binchy, as usual, has managed to capture characters that many of us have encountered in our lives in some way or another...the spirited Kate Ryan and her dependable John, the designing Marian Johnson, the discreet Sheila Whelan, the frustrated and often excluded younger sibling, Eddie....I hope Ms. Binchy's writing stays at least one book ahead of me!!! I couldn't bear not to have a Binchy book to read!

posted by Anonymous on May 19, 2000

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1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Disappointment

Disappointing and trite! Too many characters, convoluted interactions. Sorry i bought thid book, and wasted time reading it.

posted by 6934201 on May 27, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2004

    It ended too soon

    This is only the second Binchy book I have read (Light a Penny Candle was the first). I was sorry when the book finished as there were several loose ends. However, I felt there were a few too many characters - I could have used a Cast of Characters - and some were not very fleshed out.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2004

    Firefly Summer needs a sequel

    Just catching up with Maeve Binchy's novels and was fasinated with the clearly drawn characters and fast-moving story line of 'Firefly Summer'. Having been drawn into the story I was disappointed not to find any sequels to this story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    love this book

    Once again the author had us develop a relationship with the main characters. Wish there had been one more chapter to let us see how everyone was doing.

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  • Posted February 11, 2010

    Living in Ireland

    The first chapter was slow and hard to continue, but once you pass it the story flows. The only problem in Maeve Binchy books the story goes back and forth and tells it from different perspectives all the time and sometimes you find yourself "What year are we in?" "Who am I?" I read many of her books and was trying to buy all her books but I gave a break. I am just fed up reading stories that takes place in Ireland. There is nothing wrong with Ireland, don't that me wrong, but you just want something else after feeling like living in Ireland for forever.
    The story was not thrilling, but maybe a little heart breaking. She is excellent in details.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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