Scarlet Feather [Maeve Binchy] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Two friends struggle to balance their personal and professional lives in. Two friends struggle to balance their personal and professional lives in this charming novel from acclaimed author Maeve Binchy. They met in cooking school. Drama, humour, warmth and wonderful characters – vintage Binchy. Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather have decided to create the best catering company in Dublin.
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This is probably the 3rd or 4th book by Maeve Binchy that I’ve read Be the first to discover new talent! It’s been so long that I honestly couldn’t say if this book is actually less enjoyable in comparison to bincht others I’ve read or if my taste in writing as changed that much over time Geather appeal had something to do with how likeable the characters were, despite very obvious flaws. I think it’s the twins, Simon and Maude, and the way they interact with the madve characters to b I’m a fan of Maeve Binchy, have been since I first encountered her books in our local library.
Despite the things I disliked, I did enjoy the book She liked going to different places, such as a Kibbutz in Israel, and she worked in a camp in the United States. It wasn’t a “big message” book, really, but it was charming. By the books end, they have transformed not into a Prince and Princess, but into polite, manageable children who have captured the hearts of some of the town folk who in turn praise Katy for her hand in turning them around despite their situation.
Aug 05, Nathalia rated it liked it Recommends it for: I absolutely adored this book. They make mistakes, have emotional melt downs, overcome obstacles, find reserves of love and compassion, smile through adversity, and never stop working to achieve their dream. What I enjoy also in this book is you witness the growth and development of personalities.
The story spans a year in the life of Tom Feather and Cathy Scarlet who are trying to get their catering company off the ground and keep their personal relationships going.
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Scarlet Feather – March 20, 16 13 Apr 20, Although there are several characters, the main one I was a little nervous at the beginning feqther this book when more and more characters were added to the story. Muttie, Maud and Simon are the characters that stood out the most to me. And of course, the setting in Ireland also Italy, Greece, London appeals to my wonderlust.
I found myself really hating some of the characters Neil and loving and identifying wiht others. I forgot that I finished this book. Did anyone else feel this book was all about nothing? You must think Deep and Meaningfull thoughts about life and relationships!
It was simply about their challenges and rewards in the business and basically about their everyday lives. I think it’s the twins, Simon and Maude, and the way they interact with the other characters to bring out a variety of social and family issues that fascinated me. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat It also made me think about the situation for children in foster homes and how we sometimes miss what is going on right in front of us because we’re of This is the story of two people who start a catering business called Scarlet Feather and all of the goings on of the people in their life and how that affects their business.
It also made me think about the situation for children in foster homes and how we sometimes miss what is going on right in front of us because we’re off trying to save the world. They know it will be hard work but they are ready to pursue their dream, and with the support of friends and family they feel sure they will succeed.
To ask other readers questions about Scarlet Featherplease sign up. There are lots of interesting story threads going on throughout, and happening alongside the main plot line with Tom and Cathy. Nov 02, Mary Pessaran rated it it was amazing.
Can’t help getting involved and hoping that the protagonists survive and thrive in the turmoil. The two are close, but not romantically involved – Cathy is married to Neil Mitchell, the son of the wealthy household where her mother Lizzie used to scrub floors, and Tom is in a relationship with beautiful Marcella, who dreams of being a model.
See 2 questions about Scarlet Feather…. Slow to start and sad in places, Maeve Binchy always makes her characters so interesting and real.
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This has now become a rare gem in my library. But these harder challenges were highlighted as much as the other common business problems, making them seem less difficult. I was wondering if I should pull out an index card to keep track of them all. If this appeals I would scaflet the audio version which is read by Kate Binchy in her beautiful Irish accent.
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Dec 17, Peggy L rated it it was amazing. Her parents were very positive and provided her with a happy childhood. I think I might have been able to enjoy this book a bit if it wasn’t so completely serious.
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This is the story of two people who start a catering business called Scarlet Feather and all of the goings on of the people in their life and how that affects their business. Aside from reading about Cathy, Tom and the Scarlet Feather’s staff giving all their best for the business, the bnichy that I liked were those related to Cathy’s nephew and niece.
Here is a binfhy review I published on Wizzley. I completed the last half or more since yesterday.
It has been a long time since I dug into a Binchy novel and although I have had a copy of Scarlet Feather sitting on my bookshelves, I had not gotten around to reading it. Maeve’s characters are always FULLY developed acarlet you will occasionally find yourself shaking your head as some of the characters are just like people you may know in your personal life, warts and all.
To get back in the habit, I’ve decided to go for another Maeve Binchy mavee. It touches the lives of just about everyone in town and has people from owners, to customers, to children and abuse recovery. JayeL I enjoyed the descriptions of the day to day life. If you read Quentin’s you know exactly what I mean. Often main characters of one book will end up as supporting characters in another