Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy

Several years ago, I read Tara Road by Maeve Binchy. It was my first introduction to the author and I fell in love. I loved how most of the story focused on the characters and made them feel really real. I really felt for the characters and decided that I wanted to read all of Binchy's books after reading a few more of her books. Now I have read all except for about 4 of her books and I expect to finish those this year.

What's the story?:
Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather have big dreams of getting their catering company, Scarlet Feather, off the ground. They face unexcited in-laws and partners who just don't understand. Will they be able to follow their dreams? 

My two cents:
I've said this before but one of the things I like best about Maeve Binchy's books is that they tell really good character stories. Cathy Scarlet is one of my favorite Binchy characters so far. She's a big dreamer but has the ability to actually follow through in order to meet her goals. She makes a lot of difficult decisions throughout the book and is very realistic. It also didn't hurt that she's around my age and I'm always intrigued to read about characters who have something in common with myself. 

Another thing that I loved is all the discussion about the food (did you catch that they run a catering company??? What an amazing job!). I'm also a foodie and much of this book had me salivating. Yum!

My rating:

3 out of 5 stars


Have you ever read all of one particular author's books?

Who Am I?

I've been following a lot of book blogs for the past couple months and I was more than a little intrigued by it all. I've written reviews on Goodreads for several years but really wanted to expand into something a little more. From that thought, A Bookish Affair was born. Here I hope to share some of the good (and well... not so good books too) that I've read.

So what do I generally read? Just about anything you could recommend to me. My motto is that I've never met a book that I wouldn't at least try! I do, however, have a few favorite genres. I read a lot of historical fiction and non-fiction history as well as biographies. I'm a history buff by nature and love reading about different people and events from the past. I also enjoy reading a lot of general fiction as well.

I'm so happy to join this community of book bloggers!

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