Synopses & Reviews
They met in cooking school—and became fast friends with a common dream. Now, Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather hope to take Dublin by storm with their newly formed catering company, aptly dubbed “Scarlet Feather.” Not everyone, however, shares their optimism. Cathy’s mother-in-law disapproves of both Cathy and her new “hobby,” while Cathy’s husband Neil pays no mind to anything—except his work as a civil rights lawyer. And then there’s Tom’s family, who expect him to follow in his father’s footsteps, and an ambitious girlfriend who’s struggling with career dreams of her own. Between friends and families, ups and downs, heartaches and joys, Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather are about to embark on the most maddening—and exhilarating—year of their lives….
“In Scarlet Feather
, Binchy again proves herself a master storyteller…. A great read.”—USA Today
“The dialogue crackles with wit and authentic Irish style…It takes a huge amount of talent, insight, and compassion to create a ‘simple good story, and Maeve Binchy has it all.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Binchy has a masterful grip on the ins and outs of her plots, and weaves together each strand into an artful display of devotion and dedication, family and friendship.”—Houston Chronicle
“Binchys latest novel is as welcome as a hearthside armchair in the middle of a blizzard, and reading Scarlet Feather is a lot like sitting in that chair while sharing tea with a special friend.”—The Denver Post
“A big, sprawling novel, as charming as its natural-born-storyteller author.”—The Miami Herald
“Classic Binchy.” —Boston Globe
“Another great, big heartwarmer of a novel.” —Boston Herald
“Luscious and satisfying…[readers] will be sorry for this warm and charming tale to end.” —Chattanooga Times
Becoming fast friends in cooking school, Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather hope to take Dublin by storm with their new catering company. But not everyone shares their enthusiasm. Cathy's mother-in-law disapproves of her new hobby, while Cathy's husband buries himself in his legal work. Tom's ambitious girlfriend struggles with her career and Tom's family expects him to follow in his father's footsteps.