It was a summer of warmth.... Kate Ryan and herhusband, John, have a rollicking pub in the Irishvillage of Mountfern... lovely twelve-year-oldtwins... and such wonderful dreams.... It was a summerof innocence... but all that is about to changethis fateful summer of 1962 when Americanmillionaire Patrick O'Neill comes to town with hisirresistible charm and a pocketful of money... when loveand hate vie for a town's quiet heart and oldtraditions begin to crumble away.... It was a summer oflove that would never come again.... A time thathas been captured forever in Maeve Binchy'scompelling family drama... a novel you will never forget.
"From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Maeve Binchy (1940 2012) was the author of numerous bestselling books, including "Minding Frankie", " Heart and Soul", "Whitethorn Woods", and "Circle of Friends", as well as" Tara Road", which was an Oprah s Book Club selection. She contributed to "Gourmet"; "O, The Oprah Magazine"; "Modern Maturity"; and "Good Housekeeping", among other publications. Married to Gordon Snell, she lived in Dalkey, Ireland, until her death in July 2012 at the age of seventy-two, shortly after finishing "A Week in Winter".
"Totally engrossing.... Unforgettable.... An absolutely grand story.... A lyrical and compelling family drama.... Mountfern and its residents come vibrantly alive." -- The Plain Dealer.
"The secrets hidden behind lace curtains, a young girl's first kiss, children's summer games, unexpected pregnancies, sudden deaths. She makes us feel as if we also know the place and the people.... One of those good old-fashioned stories that are as comfortable and comforting as home itself." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer