‘Nights of Rain and Stars’ Book Review

From reader to reader…

‘Nights of Rain and Stars’ by Maeve Binchy

Rating: 9/10IMG_1070

Level: Easy read, simple language

Date: 03/11/2018

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Amazing book about the challenges and troubles of four different people who are complete strangers to each other. Four strangers from different countries (Ireland, Germany, England, and America) traveled to a small village in Greece trying to escape their worries, troubles, and concerns.

The beautiful village and all the locals welcomed the four individuals while suffering from their own troubles and challenges. Book revealed many fears, doubts, sorrows the four strangers had that so many people could relate to.

What I loved about the book

I really enjoyed the book because it involved six different stories with troubles and challenges that everyone can relate in one way or another. Maeve Binchy was moving from one character to another while slowly involving them together. She has an amazing talent in storytelling sharing various emotions and moving a reader from the extremes – from love to hate, kindness to cruelty, dedication to betrayal and many more. Maeve Binchy managed to tell the story in such an extraordinary way that a person dealing with a problem could not see a solution whereas the solution was so absolutely clear to everyone else. Which is exactly how it is in life – our problem always seems like the biggest and impossible to solve when everyone else feels that their challenge is much more complicated. We can always see a way out for others’ problems but not our own.

Other Books by Maeve Binchy

  1. A few of the girls (short stories)
  2. Maeve’s times (non-fiction)
  3. Chestnut Street (short stories)
  4. Quentins
  5. Minding Frankie
  6. Full House (short stories)
  7. A Week in Winter
  8. Heart and Soul
  9. The Maeve Binchy Writers’ Club (non-fiction)
  10. Whitethorn Woods
  11. Star Sullivan (short stories)
  12. The Builders (short stories)
  13. Scarlet Feather
  14. The Return Journey (short stories)
  15. Aches and Pains (non-fiction)
  16. Tara Road
  17. Evening Class
  18. This Year it will be Different (short stories)
  19. The Copper Beech
  20. Circle of Friends
  21. Silver Wedding
  22. The Glass Lake
  23. Firefly Summer
  24. The Lilac Bus
  25. Echoes
  26. Dublin 4 (short stories)
  27. Light a Penny Candle
  28. Victoria Line, Central Line (short stories)


Have you read this book? Or any others by Maeve Binchy?

Comment below with your thoughts – would love to hear your view or recommendation!

Lots of love,

Agne Jonele


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