Scarlet Feather [Maeve Binchy] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Two friends struggle to balance their personal and professional lives in. Two friends struggle to balance their personal and professional lives in this charming novel from acclaimed author Maeve Binchy. They met in cooking school. Drama, humour, warmth and wonderful characters – vintage Binchy. Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather have decided to create the best catering company in Dublin.

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The most interesting portions were about the business and the abandoned twins. I completed the last half or more feathdr yesterday. I decided to just pick one, because this one had characters that were repeated in other novels. She’s a big dreamer but has the ability to actually follow through in order to meet her goals. The appeal had something to do with how likeable the characters were, despite very obvious flaws.

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Binchy excels at writing ensemble pi 3. There were story lines that I thought were going to have a big dramatic ending that fizzled out at the end Ninchy see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The novel follows the fortunes of Cathy Scarlet and her college friend, Tom Feather, who set up a catering business together the ‘Scarlet Feather’ of the title.

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Return to Book Page. Aug 05, Nathalia rated it liked it Recommends it for: The book follows their stories Cathy and her attorney husband, Neil; Tom and his want to be model girlfriend, Marcella and the rest of their families. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Especially the coupple of mistreated kids who were probably supposed to be the part that makes me cry.

It was a good read! Unfortunately, the story seems a bit flat. Preview — Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy. Scarlet Feather is the story of a couple start a catering business, and before they have found a building for their business, you are wrapped up in a multistrand story filled wth likeable, believeable characters!


Cathy and Tom met in culinary school and are launching a catering company in Dublin. I also didn’t really like the ending.

I think it’s the twins, Simon and Maude, and the way they interact with the other characters to bring out a variety of social and family issues that fascinated me. Did anyone else feel this book was all about nothing? I just love this author because she just tells a story about people’s lives and their thoughts and I find myself ingulged in their world the whole time I’m reading the book.

When the insurance company suspects an inside job, Cathy and Tom are potentially ruined. All the other sub-plots mixed in just add to the fun.

Mar 17, Marisa rated it really liked it. I’d still read other Maeve Binchy books though because I like her style I wouldn’t NOT recommend it I’ve been on scarlt reading hiatus for about binchyy months. It had something to do with how the characters forgave each other their flaws and supported each other, regardless. Despite the things I disliked, I ibnchy enjoy the book Can Tom and Cathy finally save the beloved business from going under and also the people who mean so much to them in their personal lives or is it all too late?

They know it will be hard work but they are ready to pursue their dream, and with the support of friends and family they feel sure they will succeed. Maeve Binchy is a talented writer who can create many characters and make you care about fwather one, bad or good. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I think I might have been able to enjoy this book a bit if it wasn’t so completely serious. And of course, the setting in Ireland also Italy, Greece, London appeals to my wonderlust.

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And the family dynamics have been shown realistically. They face unexcited in-laws and partners who just don’t understand.


Agreeing to one of her critics’ words, I was looking for something that feels like coming home. No trivia or quizzes yet. There are many characters, and the perspective goes back and forth amongst man 3.

It has been a long time since I dug into a Binchy novel and although I have had a copy of Scarlet Feather sitting on my bookshelves, I had not gotten around to reading it. I was wondering if I should pull out an index card to keep track of them all.

Dec 15, Lisa rated it really liked it Shelves: It was all written in 3rd person, but it would jump from Cathy to her aunt to Tom, etc. As with her other books, Scarlet Feather includes lots of characters who all play a role of some sort in the story of Tom, Cathy and their company, whether good or bad or sometimes both.

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Cathy and Tom, the main characters are clueless, stupid and completely lack the ability to stand up for themselves. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. The two are close, but not romantically involved – Cathy is married to Neil Mitchell, the son of the wealthy household where her mother Lizzie used to scrub floors, and Tom is in a relationship with beautiful Marcella, who dreams naeve being a model.

Trivia About Scarlet Feather. Dec fearher, Peggy L rated it it was amazing. I’ll read more of her books. May 29, Maggie rated it really liked it.