Book Reviews, Historical Fiction

Book Review: The Copper Beech by Maeve Binchy

The Copper Beech is a cozy story set in a small Irish town, that is not only entertaining, but also reminds us not to assume that we know what others are dealing with in their lives.

Goodreads Rating: 3.93

My Rating: 5/5 Stars

Spoiler-Free Summary:

In the Irish town of Schancarrig, the young people carve their initials–and those of their loves-into the copper beech tree in front of the schoolhouse. But not even Father Gunn, the parish priest, who knows most of what goes on behind Shancarrig’s closed doors, or Dr. Jims, the village doctor, who knows all the rest, realizes that not everything in the placid village is what it seems.

My Thoughts:

This is my favorite Maeve Binchy book that I’ve read to date. I’ve yet to find another person who feels the same way, so perhaps I’m the odd woman out, but I don’t mind. I simply got immersed in the story and found it easy to relate to the characters especially Chris. I loved the idea that everyone thought what they knew what was going in the other characters lives, but it wasn’t until you got to their respective chapters that you learned the truth, and saw things from the other side of the coin.

I also feel that this is one of those books is a bit tricky to talk about, without spoiling the story, so I realize this review is a little short/vague.

Are you a Maeve Binchy fan?

Happy Reading! 🙂


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