Review ~ Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
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New York Times bestselling author Maeve Binchy has captured the hearts of millions with her unforgettable novels. Binchy’s graceful storytelling and wise compassion have earned her the devotion of fans worldwide–and made her one of the most beloved authors of our time. Now she dazzles us once again with a new novel filled with her signature warmth, humor, and tender insight. A provocative tale of family heartbreak, friendship, and revelation,Tara Road explores every woman’s fantasy: escape, into another place, another life. “What if…” Binchy asks, and answers in her most astonishing novel to date.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Well this was an interesting read. As Binchy’s strong suit, always weaving tales of the lives of many, she managed to tell a tale of love and heartache and healing. This was a very interesting story of two young loves, a husband reaching for the stars and the wife following his dreams. However, all of the dreams that were reached weren’t enough for this bright, handsome husband and he still wanted more, while the wife was left dependent and longing. Friendships were important in many aspects and not all what they seemed either. It was a very crazy web of relationships but written so well that it was so easy to keep up.
I love stories with happy endings and great romances, and this had some of that … but I think the ending was subjective in its happy ending. I did enjoy this story very much though and the way Binchy writes. Her style and ability to keep up the stories of so many lives is unbelievable. She was very talented.
I recommend this story greatly.