Light a Penny Candle, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Evacuated from Blitz-battered London, shy and genteel Elizabeth White is sent to stay with the boisterous O'Connors in Kilgarret, Ireland.

It is the beginning of an unshakeable bond between Elizabeth and Aisling O'Connor, a friendship which will endure through twenty turbulent years of change and chaos, joy and sorrow, soaring dreams and searing betrayals...

Writing with warmth, wit and great compassion, Maeve Binchy tells a magnificent story of the lives and loves of two women, bound together in a friendship that nothing could tear asunder - not even the man who threatened to come between them forever.


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One of those books that I've had on my shelves FOREVER that I wanted to read and get rid of. Binchy is Irish and most of her books are set (at least partially) in Ireland. It is the story of two girls, Aisling and Elizabeth who meet as little girls when Elizabeth is sent from her home in England to Ireland to live with Aisling's family because of WWII. The book covers about twenty years and focuses on the two women's careers, marriages, children, etc. It has a shocking ending. Pretty good story, but way, way too long and quite a snoozer at times.

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Good story idea. Some point of view changes are abrupt. After a short summary, the reader awaits the actual scene. The story then jumps instead a few days, or weeks later, to a different point of view character.

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