This Year It Will Be Different by Maeve Binchy – Book Review #44

I don’t know if I’ve read any other Maeve Binchy books but after reading This Year It Will Be Different, I’ll be on the lookout for more of her books ๐Ÿ™‚

This Year It Will Be Different – Maeve Binchy

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Circle of Friends, The Glass Lake, and Evening Class comes a stunning collection of fifteen Christmas stories filled with Maeve Binchy’s trademark wit, charm, and sheer storytelling genius. In A Typical Irish Christmas, a grieving widower heads for a holiday in Ireland and finds an unexpected destination not just for himself, but for a father and daughter in crisis. . . . In Pulling Together, a teacher not yet out of her twenties sees her affair with a married man at a turning point as Christmas Eve approaches. . . . And in the title story, This Year It Will Be Different, a woman with a complacent husband and grown children enters a season that will forever alter her life, and theirs. . .

My Thoughts

I loved this nice, easy to read book. I was surprised at how very short the first short story was! I soon got used to it, though, and found myself actually enjoying reading just a snippet of people’s lives rather than an in-depth tale.

This Year It Will Be Different By Maeve Binchy Book Cover

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  1. Kate on thin ice (@kateonthinice) 7th November 2018 at 6:42 pm

    I read this one many years ago. She tells a good tale this woman – so good at story-telling and as I have Irish roots she has always appealed to me and an easy read too that does not demand too much of us. I think I may be the last woman with the complacent OH and almost grown children looking so much for this year to be different! #ReadWithMe

  2. sarahmo3w 7th November 2018 at 6:19 am

    I’ve never read any Maeve Binchy. I must admit I’m not generally a fan of short stories.

  3. Catherine @ Story Snug 6th November 2018 at 12:00 pm

    I absolutely love Maeve Binchy’s books but haven’t read this one. I would definitely recommend that you read more ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Chantelle Hazelden (@MamaMummyMum) 6th November 2018 at 6:50 am

    The cover looks quite mysterious! I’ve never read a book from this author so I might just have to start with this one. Thanks for sharing with #readwithme

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