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Heart and Soul
Heart and Soul | Maeve Binchy
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With the insight, humor, and compassion we have come to expect from her, Maeve Binchy tells a story of family, friends, patients, and staff who are part of a heart clinic in a community caught between the old and the new Ireland. Dr. Clara Casey has been offered the thankless job of establishing the underfunded clinic and agrees to take it on for a year. She has plenty on her plate alreadytwo difficult adult daughters and the unwanted attentions of her ex-husbandbut she assembles a wonderfully diverse staff devoted to helping their demanding, often difficult patients. Before long the clinic is established as an essential part of the community, and Clara must decide whether or not to leave a place where lives are saved, courage is rewarded, and humor and optimism triumph over greed and self-pity. Heart and Soul is Maeve Binchy at her storytelling best. From the Hardcover edition.
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ljuliel It was sad that she was treated that way , but I‘m glad she had the courage to stand up for herself and walk away. And Carl did exactly what I thought he would. 👍🏼 (edited) 1w
rubyslippersreads They both reacted the way they should. 7d
Andrew65 @rubyslippersreads @ljuliel I‘d agree, felt so sorry for her, and through her for Carl. 6d
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EadieB @Andrew65 I was sorry that Ania left. I thought Ania and Carl would have gotten along better. @rubyslippersreads @ljuliel 6d
TheBookHippie Almost caught up 🤣🤣📖🤷🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️ 1d
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie We get there eventually. 😊 23h
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Discussion of Chapter 9 and 10

Question 4 of 5

ljuliel Not surprising. She sounded like a cranky old hag. 1w
Andrew65 @ljuliel 😂😂😂 1w
Andrew65 What an awful awful woman. Why has Bobby stayed with her! That was just mean spirited in the furthest degree. @ljuliel 1w
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ljuliel Sadly, I think lots of people stay in cruddy marriages with partners that aren‘t suitable. Sometimes you see a really nice lady with a mean old man for a husband. The marriage INSTITUTION can be a bit like quicksand. The longer you stay, the further you sink. People might throw you a rope but you don‘t grab it. 1w
rubyslippersreads Mrs. Walsh is an absolute bitch. 😠 7d
Andrew65 @ljuliel Good point. 6d
EadieB @Andrew65 Mrs. Walsh is really nasty, I agree! Horrible how she treated Ania. @rubyslippersreads @ljuliel 6d
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Discussion of Chapter 9 and 10

Question 3 of 5

ljuliel Sorry I‘m drawing a blank. I remember this happening but not why. 1w
rubyslippersreads Her past is still bothering her. 7d
Andrew65 @rubyslippersreads She does seem to be badly affected by what happened with Shane and her decision making. This has almost paralysed her. I hope she can break free from the past. @ljuliel (edited) 6d
EadieB @Andrew65 Her past is causing her to be reluctant to set a date, I agree! @rubyslippersreads @ljuliel 6d
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Discussion of Chapter 9 and 10

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ljuliel This was another match that I could see coming ahead of time. I‘m usually clueless in books about what‘s going to happen ahead of time, but I sorta thought this one would. 1w
rubyslippersreads I wasn‘t sure, but as it turns out, they have a lot in common. 7d
Andrew65 @ljuliel Always a dangerous game, it could have blown up in their faces. But it worked successfully and they managed to cover up their own strong relationship. Looks very positive for the future. @rubyslippersreads 6d
EadieB @Andrew65 I agree that Nick and Linda look like a strong and positive relationship for the future. @rupyslippersreads @ljuliel 6d
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Discussion of Chapter 9 and 10

Question 1 of 5

ljuliel A bit contentious. I think Clara was getting very frustrated with her for her lack of gumption. 1w
rubyslippersreads Prickly. 7d
Andrew65 @rubyslippersreads Very! They do seem to clash in styles. @ljuliel 6d
EadieB @Andrew65 @rubyslippersreads @ljuliel I noticed a big clash between them too! 6d
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I will shortly post the discussion questions for Chapters 9 and 10 of the #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead of #HeartAndSoul.

EadieB @Andrew65 I'm way behind in this book. Just starting chapter 9. Hope to finish the book tonight. 6d
Andrew65 @EadieB Good luck. 😊 Holidays will do that to you. 6d
EadieB @Andrew65 I think it was the trip to Mexico with friends. Didn't get much reading time. 6d
Andrew65 @EadieB But definitely worth it. 6d
EadieB @Andrew65 Of course! 6d
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Day 2 - #SettinginEurope #DearDecember #HeartandSoul #MaeveBinchy #SetinIreland

Currently reading with others as a group read. I have been reading through Maeve Binchy‘s books all year and discussing them with others. They are great books!

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Discussion of Chapter 7 - 8

Question 5 of 5

ljuliel I thought that at the very beginning of the book. Typical romance. They dislike each other at first, but then they want to hook up by the end. Yuk. ( I don‘t like romance stories) 1w
Andrew65 Yes a tad formulaic here! I can live with a good romance story but this is a bit out of left field. @ljuliel 1w
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Discussion of Chapter 7 - 8

Question 4 of 5

ljuliel I can understand why she felt like she owed him , but sometimes, you can do everything in your power for someone and they just take advantage of you and don‘t appreciate it. I really disliked this part of the story. It made me sad. 1w
Andrew65 @ljuliel Very sad. You bring up your children in the best way, to know right from wrong, and to become independent and make their own decisions. They then have to take responsibility for themselves and their own decisions. Vonnie needs to stop beating herself up and release herself from this guilt. He is a grown man! 1w
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Discussion of Chapter 7 - 8

Question 3 of 5

ljuliel That whole situation was just sad. One of the saddest parts of the book. She felt like she owed him everything she could possibly give him. He really didn‘t care anything about her , he used her for the bail money, then went on his way without a word. Sad... 1w
EadieB I agree! It was very sad. 1w
Andrew65 Both sad and angry! @EadieB @ljuliel How ungrateful can you get, she should have just left him to stew! 1w
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Discussion of Chapter 7 - 8

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ljuliel Yes. I don‘t think she saw any spark with him. She didn‘t see them as being well matched. 1w
rubyslippersreads Yes. I think she‘d have ended up bored if she‘d settled. 1w
EadieB Yes, I think she deserves someone better. 1w
Andrew65 @rubyslippersreads I agree, and she would have ended resenting his penny pinching ways. Be frugal by all means but careful you don‘t overdo It! @ljuliel @EadieB 1w
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Discussion of Chapter 7 - 8

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TheBookHippie I had to laugh at this question - my parents do that here- it‘s so funny the grand and great grand kids are “ohhhh it‘s 4 o clock Gramma is out eating now with Grandpa” 🤣🤣🤣 but much thoughts I like how this read I‘m constantly changing my opinions of people. Unusual in a book for me. (edited) 1w
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie Can certainly understand him doing this but surely not on a date!!!! 1w
TheBookHippie @Andrew65 NOOOO. Not if you want another date 🤣 (edited) 1w
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Andrew65 @TheBookHippie Exactly! Stupid man! 1w
TheBookHippie @Andrew65 According to my daughter this is common 🤣🤣😝 1w
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie Oh dear 😔 1w
ljuliel I think she felt a bit like she wasn‘t very important to him, especially for a first date , that he‘d take her somewhere nice and not care about the expense. They got off on the wrong foot when he did that. 1w
rubyslippersreads Not a great thing to do on a first date. 1w
EadieB I agree! It's says, “I am cheap and you may not be worth a full priced dinner!“ 1w
Andrew65 This relationship was doomed, as a result, before it even got off the ground. 1w
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Apologies I have got behind on posting the discussion questions for the #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead, have had to work every minute I was not asleep over the past week due to an inspection. Sleep has been VERY limited too.

I will aim to read the last sections this weekend and post the discussion questions.

EadieB @Andrew65 No problem! I knew you were super busy! 1w
Andrew65 @EadieB Thanks, looks like you‘ve had a great holiday. Now just to stay awake to read 😂 1w
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes, we are having a great time! How did everything go with your inspection? (edited) 1w
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Andrew65 @EadieB Overall very well. 1w
EadieB @Andrew65 That‘s great! 1w
TheBookHippie No worries I cooked four Thanksgivings just now catching up ! Loving the book! Take your time! 1w
ljuliel It‘s ok Andrew. I know you said you were super busy. I might not remember enough to answer the questions but I‘ll try. I‘ve read a few books in between times. 🙂 1w
Andrew65 @ljuliel @TheBookHippie Thanks the past two weeks have been impossible! 1w
ljuliel I hope things will quiet down for you soon . 1w
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I am rereading this for a Buddy Read!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻 2w
OriginalCyn620 I do love Binchy but I‘ve never read this one! 2w
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Sorry about the weird cover. It‘s the one that showed on my iPad screen.
Anyhow, I read this for @Andrew65 ‘s Readalong , and finished it before the questions are done , so rather than give anything away, I‘ll just give a general review. I liked this book a lot .. Binchy‘s books always make me feel as if everything will sort itself out , and it usually does . A likable cast of characters. The story takes place at an outpatient heart clinic .4⭐️

Andrew65 It is a good read. 2w
ljuliel @Andrew65 I never noticed in her books before how so many characters sort of interconnect with other books. Maybe they don‘t all do it, but the past 2 have mentioned people from other books. 2w
CoffeeNBooks I've only read one of Maeve Binchy's books, but I really liked it and plan to read more. 2w
ljuliel @CoffeeNBooks I hope you get the chance to read another. I‘ve read most of hers and enjoyed them 2w
CoffeeNBooks @ljuliel I read Quentins and really liked it. I have Tara Road on my bookshelf. 2w
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Discussion of Chapter 5 and 6

Question 4 of 4

ljuliel She reacted differently than I would have. I would have looked at the health risks , rather than sitting back and allowing him to make a choice that unsafe for himself. 2w
EadieB I do think Nora should be persuading Aidan to take it easy since he already had a heart attack. 2w
cobwebmoth Just caught up to this point. I was so happy to see Aidan and Nora again in this story. I'll try to keep up so I can answer the next set of questions. 2w
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Andrew65 Most definitely she should be persuading him m to leave that high pressure situation, that way lays death! 2w
TheBookHippie She should be persuading him to think about a life style change it‘s not worth it. 😭 2w
rubyslippersreads I think she‘s so laid back, she just lets things happen. 😏 1w
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Discussion of Chapter 5 and 6

Question 3 of 4

ljuliel I thought he should give it up and if he still wanted to work, to find something much less stressful, due to his health. 2w
EadieB I agree with Julie that he should take it easy and do something less stressful! 2w
TheBookHippie It‘s a hard thing to do, but it‘s never worth your life! He should find something less stressful. 2w
rubyslippersreads Definitely give up the job. 1w
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Discussion of Chapter 5 and 6

Question 2 of 4

ljuliel Nutcase. She definitely had him over a barrel, as those types of accusations could make him possibly lose his vocation. 2w
EadieB Eileen needs to be exposed! 2w
TheBookHippie @EadieB I agree! Ugh. 2w
rubyslippersreads Scary stalker! 1w
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Discussion of Chapter 5 and 6

Question 1 of 4

ljuliel I just finished the book tonight, so not sure whether the answer to this comes after this section or not. I‘ll just say that this was one time I already had something figured out ahead of time in a book. I usually just wait til the author tells me those parts. 2w
EadieB At this point I was not sure who sent the email. 2w
TheBookHippie No clue. 2w
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rubyslippersreads I‘m SO behind! (Meaning I haven‘t even started yet! 😕) (edited) 2w
Andrew65 @rubyslippersreads You‘re have a chance to catch up (or start it 😂) as unable to read it for the next few days due to work pressures. (edited) 2w
rubyslippersreads @Andrew65 I just started—though I may lose time later as I have an ophthalmologist appointment. It‘s hard (though not impossible) to read with dilated eyes. 😳 2w
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Andrew65 @rubyslippersreads Yes, That is definitely true! 2w
rubyslippersreads @Andrew65 I had to wait for hours at the eye doctor, but the upside was plenty of time to read. 😊 2w
Andrew65 @rubyslippersreads Both good and bad. 👍 2w
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Thanks to @Andrew65 for these #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead I love reading her books again. Fun fact this was a #BOTM pick in 2009. I missed reading this at the time of publication (I almost died in 2007 and 2011 and was very sick through 2012) I am enjoying this read very much. It‘s very soothing in the storytelling way.
So thank you Andrew I would have not thought to pick her up again. #blameitonlitsy in the best way. ❤️

Andrew65 She is a great storyteller, and this is one of her very best in my opinion. And thanks 😍🥰 Those waffles are making me hungry! (edited) 2w
marleed I sure hope your health is on the right track now! 2w
TheBookHippie @marleed I‘ve made huge life changes and I have to live differently. ALLL worth it. I just went through all my doctor appointments and I‘m doing very well. ❤️ It‘s been wonderful not having to be in hospitals these past 7 years. 2w
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Discussion of Chapter 3 - 4

Question 5 of 5

ljuliel Yes. I think she needed a fresh start in a new place to move ahead in life. It seems the right move for her. If she would have stayed, she may have fallen for the stupid boyfriend‘s line again and ended up pregnant and alone. Plus, if she would‘ve stayed with her mother, she may have ended up staying with her for many years to come , and felt it was her duty, then she wouldn‘t have had the chances she does ,being on her own in a new place. 2w
EadieB I believe Ania was right to leave Poland for the same reasons that Julie mentions. I don't think she will go back to Poland as that would be a step back in the wrong direction for her. Working at the heart center and learning English will be a good thing for her to do. 2w
TheBookHippie I think she was right. I think she‘s on the right path. 2w
rubyslippersreads Definitely right to leave and make a new life for herself. She might eventually go back to Poland to see her mother, but not to stay. 2w
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Discussion of Chapter 3 - 4

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ljuliel Was this supposed to be Ania ? I don‘t remember an Anita. As far as Ania , it happens every day. A young girl gets sweet talked by a slick guy and she falls for him, and usually does stupid things until she realizes what he‘s truly like. 2w
EadieB Ania needs to get as far away from Marek as she can as he is definitely not the person for her or any girl who wants a good relationship. Marek has now lost everything and wants to get his relationship back with Ania but he now realizes that it's too late because he was such a jerk. 2w
TheBookHippie @EadieB Jerk is right. I agree with everything you said. 2w
rubyslippersreads Marek is a pig. 😡 2w
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Discussion of Chapter 3 - 4

Question 3 of 5

ljuliel I‘m not sure on this one. If you mean how she was before the girlfriend was going to come visit to after she found out ? I‘d say she felt like most parents would whose adult son was bringing home a girlfriend to meet them. You‘d be nervous and want to make sure everything looked good, etc. If you mean post- accident , maybe she realized how close she came to losing him and she realized she needed to appreciate him more. 2w
EadieB I think after Declan's accident she realized that she needs to relax more about his girlfriend and life in general and just learn to appreciate him more. 2w
TheBookHippie @EadieB she got a wake up call I think. I agree I think she saw she can‘t control it all. 2w
rubyslippersreads I think the shock of almost losing Declan, combined with Fiona‘s personality, caused the change. 2w
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ljuliel I think most people would. I understand why she wanted to try to manage things at home , and she didn‘t want to believe things had advanced to the level they had. It‘s hard for some people to put their parent into a nursing home , but it‘s usually for the best in these situations to ensure their safety. 2w
EadieB I don't think she should feel guilty about her mom's death but I can see why she feels it's her fault because she didn't put her in the nursing home. Her mother was getting hard to handle and needed someone with her 24/7 so an accident was bound to happen. 2w
TheBookHippie I think this is part of the helpless feeling too. It‘s such a tricky situation I think her heart was in the right place her mind wouldn‘t let her heart not win. Guilt is indivisible with death a lot of the time . But I don‘t think she should be feeling that. 2w
rubyslippersreads I understand why she feels guilty, but it might be a blessing in disguise for her mother, who didn‘t want to go to a nursing home. 2w
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Discussion of Chapter 3 - 4

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ljuliel I sorta answered this in question 2 , so I won‘t repeat it here. 🙂 2w
EadieB I agree with Julie that she should have been in a home for safety reasons. 2w
TheBookHippie It‘s tricky. I know my friend put her mom in a home and she needed to be there but she died with in a week. No medical reason . She says the guilt still gets her. I‘ve seen that happen as a nurse as well. I think we just try to do the right thing yes she should be in a home, but it may not end any differently. 2w
rubyslippersreads It‘s a very difficult choice, but the mother was becoming a danger to herself and others. 2w
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Due to work pressures a bit late to questions for part 2, apologies but will post them as soon as possible. #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead #HeartAndSoul

ljuliel No problem 👍🏼 2w
Andrew65 @ljuliel Thanks 😊 2w
TheBookHippie 🤣🤣🤣story of my school year!!! Few more pages and I‘ll answer! So loving this read! 2w
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie It is an excellent book. 2w
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At end of day 1 of #24B4Monday I have managed to read for 4 hrs 32 minutes reading from these two books. Hoping to make double figures over a very busy weekend.

TheReadingMermaid Great job sweetie 👍 3w
SleepyDragon Oops. Keep missing these. Have fun this weekend!
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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2w
Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks Thanks 😊👍 2w
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Repost for @Andrew65 :

This is the schedule for the discussion points for the #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead that starts tomorrow. At 544 pages in the paperback copy been tricky to split into sections because of long chapters. Sometimes 2 chapters too short, and three chapters too long so split into six sections.

Everyone welcome to join us, this is a standalone.

Been a lot of years since I read it but remember this as a favourite Binchy! 😍

Andrew65 Thanks for reposting 👏😍😊 3w
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Discussion of Prologue, Chapter 1 - 2

Question 5 of 5

ljuliel I like this one much better than the last. Much easier to keep track of the characters the way it‘s written. Mostly likeable characters, with a couple of bad guys you hope will get their comeuppance. 3w
TheBookHippie I so love this book. Brings me back to training new nurses and fighting for better lives for my residents. Hard to believe I left nursing 13 years ago already. I missed reading Mauve. Glad to be back . 3w
EadieB This book is one of my favorites and I‘m glad to be back reading it again! (edited) 3w
Andrew65 @EadieB Me too! 3w
rubyslippersreads I‘m really enjoying this. I probably read it before, but I can‘t remember, so it seems new to me. Also nice to see references to other Binchy books, like St. Ann‘s Well and Quentin‘s. 2w
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Discussion of Prologue, Chapter 1 - 2

Question 4 of 5

ljuliel They‘re puzzling too , as Declan seems like he gets along with them, but is also frustrated with them at times. I think they really care about him , but maybe he feels he‘s not getting the proper backup support ? I don‘t think they realize they‘re doing anything wrong. They‘re just ordinary folks so I don‘t think they mean any harm. 3w
EadieB I think his mom is a little crazy about fixing up the kitchen etc before Fiona can come to dinner. 3w
rubyslippersreads They remind me of the parents in other Binchy books, like 2w
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Discussion of Prologue, Chapter 1 - 2

Question 3 of 5

ljuliel He sounds like a sweetheart. I don‘t know any real life doctors that‘d be quite as willing to spend the time with patients and the behind the scenes setting things up, but maybe life in other countries is different. He seems a good guy and a Fiona seems like a really sweet girl. 3w
TheBookHippie 🤷🏽‍♀️ I‘ve no grasp on this yet. Such a cynic I am .. but so far so good. I like him. Not sure what twist may lay ahead. It‘s so early 🤣 (edited) 3w
EadieB Declan is a definite good guy and I love Fiona so they would make a good couple. 3w
rubyslippersreads I like them both and agree with @EadieB that they‘d make a good couple. 2w
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Discussion of Prologue, Chapter 1 - 2

Question 2 of 5

ljuliel That one was a bit of a puzzlement for me. In the beginning, I was wondering if she still had feelings for him and was holding onto him by not granting a divorce. I myself wouldn‘t put up with his cheating shenanigans. He‘d gladly have the divorce from me. Why she‘d want him back when he cheated on her and now has this new young girl situation. It‘s hard to read Clara. She comes across as mostly business. 3w
TheBookHippie Make him suffer never works. Just be done. Wish him well go in peace. He seems like a snake to me. She more of worried about failure than about him or her marriage 🤷🏽‍♀️ (edited) 3w
EadieB Definitely need to let him go! That is a no-brainer! 3w
rubyslippersreads Clara is torturing herself more than Alan by not getting him out of her life. 2w
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Discussion of Prologue, Chapter 1 - 2

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ljuliel I think you‘d almost have to live in the area to know what‘s best for your hospital. I know small hospitals ( here) are closing down and being bought out by bigger ones, which leave large gaps of areas that have to drive long distances to get health care. As long as the money would go to the hospital in some form, it‘d be good. (edited) 3w
TheBookHippie I‘ve seen this done well where some is sold to non profits or fair trades and housing is also included. Funnelling money locally is always a good answer. Especially in this case for healthcare that‘s decent. 3w
EadieB The more houses you build, the more medical services you will need so it is a good idea to use the money this way. 3w
rubyslippersreads It was hard for me to get a sense of what would be the best financial decision. But if they‘d sold the land for upscale housing, I guess you‘d have an entirely different novel. 😄 2w
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Andrew65
Heart and Soul | Maeve Binchy
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Will shortly post the first discussion questions for the #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead of #HeartAndSoul

Discussion of Prologue and Chapters 1 and 2.

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Andrew65
Heart and Soul | Maeve Binchy
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And we‘re off and running!

EadieB Reading this tomorrow! 3w
Andrew65 @EadieB I‘ve just started and has a feel of quite a quick read. 3w
EadieB @Andrew65 Great! 3w
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MrBook
Heart and Soul | Maeve Binchy
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From the fantastic @Andrew65 :

This is the schedule for the discussion points for the #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead that starts tomorrow. At 544 pages in the paperback copy been tricky to split into sections because of long chapters. Sometimes 2 chapters too short, and three chapters too long so split into six sections.

Everyone welcome to join us, this is a standalone.

Been a lot of years since I read it but remember this as a favourite Binchy! 😍

Andrew65 Thanks for reposting and the great words @MrBook 😊👏👍 (edited) 3w
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Andrew65
Heart and Soul | Maeve Binchy
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This is the schedule for the discussion points for the #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead that starts tomorrow. At 544 pages in the paperback copy been tricky to split into sections because of long chapters. Sometimes 2 chapters too short, and three chapters too long so split into six sections.

Everyone welcome to join us, this is a standalone.

Been a lot of years since I read it but remember this as a favourite Binchy! 😍

EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks for the schedule. I'm looking forward to reading this one as it is one of my favorites too! (edited) 3w
Andrew65 @EadieB Glad I‘m not alone in this. I liked it because a favourite character, Fiona, reappeared. 3w
TheBookHippie Looks good! I love Fiona as well. 3w
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EadieB @TheBookHippie @Andrew65 Looking forward to Fiona too! She is a great character! 3w
catebutler Still waiting on my library hold, but I‘ll start as soon as it arrives. 🤗 3w
Andrew65 @catebutler 🤞🤞🤞 3w
Andrew65 @EadieB @TheBookHippie She is and will be good to see how she has changed since (edited) 3w
ljuliel I started this early this morning, and am 1/3 done already. It‘s very good ! Hopefully I‘ll remember everything for the questions. 😊 3w
ljuliel I read Nights of Rain and Stars a long time back. I should reread that , because I don‘t remember all the characters that well. I remember it was in Greece. 3w
TheBookHippie @Andrew65 yes and I‘ve missed reading Maeves voice!!! Good balm for winter days! 3w
Andrew65 @ljuliel If you look on the Nights Of Rain and Stars Book page you‘ll see our discussion posts which might help. 3w
Andrew65 @ljuliel Wow, a third in already on one day! 👏👏👏 I‘ve yet to start. 3w
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie She is a great comfort writer, and we‘ve missed you too. 3w
ljuliel @Andrew65 I‘ve got lots of spare time to read, so I can spend as much time as needed . I might go look through the other book posts, or maybe give it a quick reread. I‘ll see. 🙂 3w
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ljuliel
Heart and Soul | Maeve Binchy
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Repost for @Andrew65

Book group for this starts soon , 11-19. ( 3 more days ).

Gotta start this one next !

Andrew65 Looking forward to it, thanks for reposting. 😊 All welcome to join. 3w
ljuliel @Andrew65 This month is going by so fast that I didn‘t realize it was time to start this within a couple days. I‘ve got it and ready to start reading shortly. 3w
Andrew65 @ljuliel This is one I read many years ago and remember it as a favourite. 3w
ljuliel Sounds good. I‘ve read a lot of hers but not this one. I think I‘ve read all the early ones but not her last few. @Andrew65 3w
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LitsyHappenings
Heart and Soul | Maeve Binchy
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Repost for @Andrew65 :

The November #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead will be Heart and Soul, which will start on 19th November. I read this many years ago and remember it as one of my all time favourite Maeve Binchy Books, partly because one of my favourite Maeve Binchy characters reappears, Fiona from Nights of Rain and Stars.
Everyone is welcome and holds up brilliantly, like all her books, as a standalone. You know you want to join us! 😂😊

Andrew65 Thanks for reposting! ❣️😍 1mo
ljuliel NOTE TO SELF —. 🌟 4w
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Andrew65
Heart and Soul | Maeve Binchy
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The November #MaeveBinchyBuddyRead will be Heart and Soul, which will start on 19th November. I read this many years ago and remember it as one of my all time favourite Maeve Binchy Books, partly because one of my favourite Maeve Binchy characters reappears, Fiona from Nights of Rain and Stars.
Everyone is welcome and holds up brilliantly, like all her books, as a standalone. You know you want to join us! 😂😊

EadieB I read and enjoyed this one too and don‘t mind rereading this one! 1mo
ljuliel I know I WILL join you. I haven‘t read this one yet but I DO have a copy. ✨✨✨ 1mo
Andrew65 @EadieB I‘m looking forward to rereading it too. 1mo
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Andrew65 @ljuliel Will be great to have you with us again, especially good that you have a copy. 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I still own about 10 books by Binchy that we have not read yet. 1mo
ljuliel Wow, @EadieB ! I thought we were going in order and there weren‘t very many left in the list. Are we doing short stories, etc too ? (edited) 1mo
Andrew65 @ljuliel Yes we are close to the end of the novels, possibly only 3 - 4 months left, but then will target her short stories. @EadieB 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 ok Because I was wondering because someone mentioned we would be done soon. 1mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Most probably me. We have read all her novels up to 2006 now, and she died in 2012. 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 So we will be reading her for at least 6 more months. 1mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Looks like it. 1mo
rubyslippersreads I hope to join in. I‘m sorry I‘m so behind on the current Binchy read. 1mo
MrBook 😎🙌🏻👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
CarolynM Thanks Andrew, I think I'm over committed already this month🙂 1mo
Andrew65 @rubyslippersreads Not a problem, life and other things happen. 😊 Thanks for reading along. 👍 (edited) 1mo
Andrew65 @CarolynM No problem 😊 1mo
Tove_Reads I‘ll read it December. 1mo
Tove_Reads There are only three novels left we haven‘t read together after this one @Eadieb 1mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads Plus there are 15 other books under her collections and we will be reading the ones that Andrew can get from his library. 1mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb I doubt I‘ll get them here, so I won‘t join in on these. There might be a few, but that‘ll be all I‘m sure. 1mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads 👍 Know you‘re very busy with other things this month. 1mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I do own Victoria Line, Central Line @EadieB 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 ok whatever you can get we can read together. The others, I‘ll just read them on my own. 1mo
Andrew65 Looks like my library has about 7 of them. @EadieB @Tove_Reads (edited) 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Great! 1mo
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Andrew65
Heart and Soul | Maeve Binchy
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My favourite Maeve Binchy book fits the #Heartbeat tag well.
#lilithjuly

KarenUK 😊👌💕 4mo
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Andrew65
Heart and Soul | Maeve Binchy
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Okay struggled with today‘s tag and finding a book I‘ve read. So using some lateral thinking (or thinking outside the box) and choosing my favourite Maeve Binchy book.

Are you sitting comfortably?

Heart sang #Barracuda and #Barracuda is a fish and so is Sole (spelling 🤔). 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😳🙄🤪
#MarchIntoThe70s

RachelO 😂😂 Genius! 🐠🐬🐠🐟🐡 9mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Very creative and imaginative! 9mo
gradcat Inventive! And hey, I thought I was stretching it! 😂😂 9mo
Cinfhen Brilliant and awesome 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻 9mo
Andrew65 Thanks everyone 😊👍, I was happy with my selection and prompted by @EadieB‘s post that mentioned Heart. @Cinfhen @RachelO @gradcat (edited) 9mo
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Andrew65
Heart and Soul | Maeve Binchy
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One of my favourite books by Maeve Binchy, and with heart in the title. @bookriot #riotgrams #hearts

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Andrew65
Heart and Soul | Maeve Binchy
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If you want books that capture the very essence of Ireland you cannot beat books by Maeve Binchy, #RIP #🍀I love all her books, but this was one of my favourites. #emojinov

TricksyTails I've never heard of this series but am obsessed with Ireland so now I must read this! 😆 2y
Andrew65 @TricksyTails I love the way in her books you often see characters cross over between the books. So many great books by her to enjoy. Always a treat! 2y
rubyslippersreads 💚💚💚 Maeve Binchy! 2y
Andrew65 @rubyslippersreads Glad to see I am not alone. 2y
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