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Preview — Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy. Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy. Set in contemporary Ireland, filled with warmth, wit, and drama, Scarlet Feather is the story of Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather, their spouses, families, and friends, and the struggling new catering business that scalret their lives in ways big and small.
Paperbackpages. Published March 1st by Signet first published Feathef see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Scarlet Featherplease sign up. Did anyone else feel this book was all about nothing? JayeL I enjoyed the descriptions of the day to day life. It is a relief to not be scralet the edge of my seat and worried about the characters on occasion.
Is this the only book featuring these caterers? Marcia I haven’t read the next one but I know they show up again in Heart and Soul. See 2 questions about Scarlet Feather….
Lists with This Book. Dec 15, Lisa rated it really liked it Shelves: This is easy listening at its best – perfect for accompanying dreary chores and Christmas prep! The story spans a year in the life of Tom Feather and Cathy Scarlet who are trying to get their catering company off the ground and keep their personal relationships going.
We meet their family and friends and all their stories intertwine to entertain you. Maeve always manages to create characters that I like and want t This is easy listening at its best – perfect for accompanying dreary chores and Christmas prep! Maeve always manages to create characters that I like and want to know what happens to them. If this appeals I would recommend the audio version which is read by Kate Binchy in her beautiful Irish accent.
Jun 14, Helmisade rated it did feathher like it Shelves: This book promises that I will be “laughing and crying with Cathy, Tom and all their friends”. Well, I was bored to tears if that counts?
Cathy and Tom, the main characters are clueless, stupid and completely lack the ability to stand up for themselves. You see, they are simple Irish folk who just want to make good food, have a solid marriage and make lots of Irish babies.
There are several other characters as well, but they are equally forgettable and annoying. Especially the coupple of mistreat This book promises that I will be “laughing and crying with Cathy, Tom and all their friends”. Especially the coupple of mistreated kids who were probably supposed to be the part that makes me cry. Sorry, but I think that would require some sort of emotional bond with the characters.
Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy
I think I might have been able to enjoy this book a bit if it wasn’t so completely serious. The author has no sense of binch about the story or the characters. This is Serious Stuff! You must think Deep and Meaningfull thoughts about life and relationships! And there is Nothing Funny about that, young lady! And the cherry on top of this trainwreck? The ending of course, where two people sit together in silent understanding.
Because in real and meaningfull relationships communication is unnecessary!
Isn’t is all just sooo amazing? View all 4 comments. Aug 21, Kellie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was a little nervous at the beginning of this book when more and more characters were added to the story.
I was wondering if I should pull out an index card to keep track of them all. Well, Binchy does such a great job telling her story and developing her characters, no need for the index card. I absolutely adored this book. This has now become a rare gem in my library. Although there are several characters, the main one I was a little nervous at the beginning of this book when more featherr more characters were added to the story. Although there are several characters, the main one, Cathy, is the focal point.
She has started up a catering business with her friend Tom. All the other sub-plots mixed in just add to the fun. View all mave comments. Jun 26, Drebbles rated it really liked it Shelves: Set over a period of one year, Scarlet Feather is a novel featuring Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather, who open a catering company together.
As scarleet deal with the joys and heartbreak of owning binchhy business their relationship with each other changes as does their relationship with the other’s around them,notably Cathy’s husband, Neil, who is a lawyer who wants to save the world feagher Tom’s beautiful girlfriend, Marcella, who will do just about anything to make it as a model.
Also involved are Cathy’s par Set over a period of one year, Scarlet Feather is a novel featuring Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather, who open a catering company together. Also involved are Cathy’s parents, Muttie, who knows that the next bet he places will be the winner, and “his wife Lizzie”, who used to clean for Neil’s mother.
Neil’s family also plays an important part in the novel, especially his cousin Walter, and Maud and Simon, Walter’s neglected 8-year-old brother and sister.
By the end of the year, each character’s life had changed, many in ways they never would have imagined. Bonchy Binchy is a talented writer who can create many characters and make you care about each one, bad or good. Muttie, Maud and Simon are the characters that stood out the most to me. I wish Neil and Cathy’s earlier relationship had been developed more, it’s hard to understand what brought the two of them together.
I do like the way the novel is set over the period of a year, it’s amazing how much life can change in a year. I like Maeve Binchy’s books, but there is something a bit melancholy about them, that, while I enjoy reading them, after I’ve finished it’s a long time before I read another one. May 13, Heather rated it liked it. This is probably the 3rd or 4th book by Maeve Binchy that I’ve read I read her books when I was in college and I have really loved her writing She writes these intricate stories that involve a lot of characters and several story lines Often main characters scatlet one book will end up as supporting characters in another The beginning of the book was slo This is probably the 3rd or 4th book by Maeve Binchy that I’ve read The beginning of the book was slow because there were so many story lines to set up After the set up it began to follow Cathy and Tom starting up their catering business and taking on jobs There were story lines that I thought were going to have a big dramatic ending that fizzled out at the end I felt some of the others were resolved too quickly or too easily The ending was the usual neat, clean ending Despite the things I disliked, I did enjoy the book I wouldn’t NOT recommend geather It’s worth noting that it’s scalret at least 5 or 6 years since Maee read one of Maeve Binchy’s books and I’m left wondering if I would love the others as much as I did back then if I re-read them today It’s been so long that I honestly couldn’t say if this book is actually maece enjoyable in comparison to the others I’ve read or if my taste in writing as changed that much ,aeve time View feathet 5 comments.
Nov 02, Mary Pessaran rated it it was amazing. I decided to just pick one, because this one had characters that were repeated in other novels. I love seeing the characters reappear, not as primary, but as secondary in other stories. Binchy’s characters are her real strength, because they always feels like friends. And of course, the setting in Ireland also Italy, Greece, London appeals to my wonderlust.
Scarlet Feather: Audio
May 09, Kimberly rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are a couple of writers that I read anything they write, and Maeve Binchy is one of those readers. When you pick up Scarlet Feather, you notice 2 things. Maeve’s characters are always FULLY developed and you will occasionally find yourself shaking your head as some of the characters are just like people you may know in your personal life, warts and all. When I read her books, my mind can seriously “se There are a couple of writers that I read anything they write, fetaher Maeve Binchy is one of those readers.
When I read her books, my mind can seriously “see” the characters. They come in all shapes, heights and varying varieties of Irish backgrounds.
So without spoiling the story line, the Starlet Feather is a catering business.