Maeve Binchy's latest novel is packed as usual with wonderful characters ... Full of warmth, caring and commonsense.
She knows how to fashion a minor drama into a crisis, and book rattles along from one gripping story to another, leaving the reader with a satisfying glow ... It does exactly what it says on the tin: gives and heart and soul.
Oh, the bliss ... Maeve's back, on top form ... The heart is the theme, literally and metaphorically, and this is heartwarming stuff - sweet but never cloying.
Maeve Binchy's comfy prose is as warming as cocoa.
To read it is like being wrapped up in pink blanket with a hot-water bottle - but, make no mistake, there is magic at work.
HEART AND SOUL is another instant classic, infused with Maeve's trademark warmth, charm and compassion. ... she is the Queen of Fiction and one of the funniest and and best-loved storytellers in the world. ... once you read Maeve you are hooked for life.