'FIREFLY SUMMER is warm, humorous, sad and happy. Reading it is a joy' Irish Independent
In the summer of 1962, an American millionaire arrives in a small, sleepy Irish town with far-reaching consequences.
For the children of the Ryan family, the long hot summers are usually spent playing in the ruins of a large, abandoned house. But when the American, Patrick O'Neill, buys the ruins, dreams are made and broken and secrets which should never be revealed are betrayed.
Firefly Summer tells interlocking stories of love lost and won during four fateful years in the life of a close-knit Irish community.
Read by Kate Binchy
(p) 1987 Audible Ltd
A good read
I really enjoyed this book, however the ending was SO abrupt. I was as though Binchy had reached her hand in deadline and wrote the first thing that came into her head!
a little too long
I know I bought the unabridged version and I know I knew it said 23 hours but it wasnt a compelling 23 hours. Yes you want to know what each character is up to next but they did it a little too slowly for me, but it passed time. With hindsight i would perhaps have gone for a couple of shorter books.