Maeve Binchy is the author of numerous best-selling books, including her most recent novel, " Whitethorn Woods, " in addition to "Nights of Rain and Stars, ""Quentins, ""Scarlet Feather, ""Circle of Friends, " and "Tara Road, " which was an Oprah Book Club selection. She has written for "Gourmet;""O, The Oprah Magazine; "and "Good Housekeeping," among other publications. She and her husband, Gordon Snell, live in Dalkey, Ireland, and London.
"A modern day women's writer in the Jane Austen sense." -Lauren Daley, "The Standard-Times" "Sweet indulgence..."Heart and Soul" is a delicious delight." -Lindsey Losnedahl, "Las Vegas Review-Journal" ""Heart and Soul" is a pleasant escape into an entertaining fantasy world across the ocean...[Binchy] once again paints a delightful picture of Ireland that elevates the everyday joys and tragedies of her characters to ones of pure romance." -Karin Greenberg, "Woodbury Magazine" "A new Maeve Binchy novel is always welcome...Binchy has a true gift of creating characters we either know or wish we knew..."Heart and Soul" creates a perfect escape." -Michele Ross, Cleveland "Plain Dealer" "At the end of a long week, a long winter, a long economic downturn, [Maeve Binchy's "Heart and Soul" is] exactly what we need." -Laurie Hertzel, Minneapolis "Star Tribune""Good-hearted [and] entertaining...["Heart and Soul"] reflects a pervasive generosity of spirit [and] offers many honest pleasures." -Bill Sheehan, "The Washington Post" "Another delightful Binchyesque amalgamation of intersecting lives...the collective, charming effect of these story lines suggests that individuals are more connected than they might think." -"Publishers Weekly""Only a curmudgeon could resist this master of cheerful, read-by-the-fire comfort." -"Kirkus Reviews""Interweaving the domestic narratives of a dissimilar collection of individuals is beloved Binchy's stock-in-trade, and once again, she does so with sublime ease, inventively engaging readers through a reassuring and persuasive combination of gracious warmth, gentle humor, and genuine affection." -Carol Haggas, "Booklist" "Ambitious and intelligently conceived...A heart clinic is really the perfect metaphor for how this book feels. It's a warm and comfy world [and reading "Heart and Soul" is] not unlike getting a hug from your mother...Binchy's millions-strong readership...will not b