One summer. Four strangers. A tragedy that will change their lives... Perfect holiday reading, with an introduction from bestselling author Cathy Kelly.
'The perfect summer read' Mail on Sunday
Maeve Binchy at her very best - the superb novel of one summer, and four people whose lives are irrevocably changed.
Four strangers, with nothing in common but a need to escape, meet in a Greek taverna high above the small village of Aghia Anna. From Ireland, America, Germany and England they have each left behind their homes and their old lives, when a shocking tragedy throws them unexpectedly together.
Nights of Rain and Stars is the story of one summer and four people, each with a life in turmoil - and Vonni, the Irish exile who would very much like to help them, but has demons of her own to battle . . .
Required reading ... the perfect summer read - MAIL ON SUNDAY
The landscape is evocatively Greek, the characters so real you feel you know them. Warm, thoughtful, vintage Maeve Binchy - CHOICE
The setting is wonderfully seductive ... Binchy weaves her usual magic ... Binchy is degrees better than most other novelists and her storytelling ability is second to none - SUNDAY EXPRESS
It's always a treat to read one of Maeve Binchy's novels and this is no exception ... she introduces us to a group of characters - a random group of holidaymakers thrown together by tragedy - and leaves us caring about them as if they are our friends - BEST
Maeve Binchy was born in County Dublin and educated at the Holy Child convent in Killiney and at University College, Dublin. After a spell as a teacher she joined the Irish Times. Her first novel, Light a Penny Candle, was published in 1982 and she went on to write over twenty books, all of them bestsellers. Several have been adapted for cinema and television, most notably Circle of Friends and Tara Road. Maeve Binchy received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Book Awards in 1999 and the Irish PEN/A.T. Cross award in 2007. In 2010 she was presented with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bord Gais Irish Book Awards by the President of Ireland. She was married to the writer and broadcaster Gordon Snell for 35 years, and died in 2012.
Visit her website at www.maevebinchy.com