"Binchy has an accessible, comfortable writing style and fine storytelling ability . . . [Her] stories of an Ireland in transition have pleased readers for years."
-Joan Hinkemeyer, "Rocky Mountain News"
"Maeve Binchy is a benevolent god of a novelist . . . "Whitethorn Woods "draws on her strengths: She can channel Irish voices with the best of them, and each of those voices has its own twisting story to tell . . . often with verve and humor."
-Margaret Quamme, "Columbus Dispatch"
""Whitethorn Woods "is a tour-de-force for Binchy, who seamlessly inhabits all these narrators and gets their individual voices pitch-perfect . . . By the time you arrive at the last page, you'll feel you know virtually everyone in [this] little corner of Ireland . . . Binchy is in top form."
-Melinda Bargreen, "Seattle Times"
"What could be sweeter than a trip to [an] Irish village packed with robust native characters? That's exactly what Maeve Binchy offers in her latest novel . . . Love, longing, and rich scenes of daily life intertwine in this neatly constructed story."
-Marjorie Kehe, "Christian Science Monitor"
"Stellar Irish novelist Maeve Binchy can display unexpected depths for a crowd-pleasing author . . . One soon becomes engaged in the lives of more than two dozen characters . . . Touches of humor enliven the account, but Binchy's chief stock-in-trade here is making relatively average lives colorful and worth our interest."
-Maude McDaniel, "Bookpage"
"In classic Binchy style, many diverse characters tell their own, sometimes overlapping, stories . . . After [finishing], readers will want to call their mothers . . . An enjoyable peek into other people's thoughts."
"Binchy focuses her prodigious talent on a robust assemblage of characters embroiled in romantic and domestic crises. Inventively and intricately weaving a series of linked vignettes, [she] astounds with the versatility of the supplicants'show more