The Month of Borrowed Dreams

Harper Perennial. (Finfarran Peninsula, Bk. 5). Nov. 2021. 384p. ISBN 9780063143067. $26.99; pap. ISBN 9780062889522. $16.99. F
Several years ago, Londoner Hanna left her cheating husband Malcolm and moved with her young daughter Jazz to Ireland’s lush countryside. Now working at the Lissbeg Library, Hanna has acclimated to her small town and even hosted a series of successful library programs. She is in a relationship with a local architect, Brian, and Jazz has grown into a successful young woman. But there is drama ahead. Hanna’s assistant at the library, Conor, is torn between a career as a librarian and working on his family’s farm; his sweetheart, Aideen, worries about their upcoming wedding. Other local characters create a rich tapestry of community in which so many lives are connected. Then Malcolm decides to make a visit and try to win Hanna back.
VERDICT Lushly described scenery and a diverse group of characters add interest to this fifth book set on the fictional Finfarran Peninsula (after The Transatlantic Book Club) that is sure to please fans of the series. Readers who enjoy the works of Maeve Binchy will find a similar author here.
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