Ria lived on Tara Road in Dublin with her dashing husband, Danny, and their two children. She fully believed she was happily married, right up until the day Danny told her he was leaving her to be with his young, pregnant girlfriend. By a chance ...
60; By a chance phone call, Ria meets Marilyn, a woman from New England unable to come to terms with her only son's death and now separated from her husband. The two women exchange houses for the summer with extraordinary consequences, each learning that the other has a deep secret that can never be revealed.
Drawn into lifestyles vastly differing from their own, at first each resents the news of how well the other is getting on. Ria seems to have become quite a hostess, entertaining half the neighborhood, which at first irritates the reserved and withdrawn Marilyn, a woman who has always guarded her privacy. Marilyn seems to have become bosom friends with Ria's children, as well as with Colm, a handsome restaurateur, whom Ria has begun to miss terribly. At the end of the summer, the women at last meet face-to-face. Having learned a great deal, about themselves and about each other, they find that they have become, firmly and forever, good friends.
A moving story rendered with the deft touch of a master artisan, Tara Road is Maeve Binchy at her very best--utterly beautiful, hauntingly unforgettable, entirely original, and wholly enjoyable.
I chose this book to read during our week off in the Prades mountains. I really got hooked from the first to last page. It tells the history of two women who just met one another to exchange houses. Each one has a reason to fly away to the troubles,I chose this book to read during our week off in the Prades mountains. I really got hooked from the first to last page. It tells the history of two women who just met one another to exchange houses. Each one has a reason to fly away to the troubles, one being left for her husband, other to run away of a sad time in her life. Each one will find something to endure the hard times and discover life is just there for live....Continua Nascondi