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Minding Frankie | [Maeve Binchy]

Minding Frankie

Baby Frankie is born into an unusual family. Her mother is desperate to find someone to take care of her child, and she doesn't have much time. Noel doesn't seem to be the most promising of fathers, but despite everything he could well be Frankie's best hope. As for Lisa, she is prepared to give up everything for the man she loves; surely he's going to love her back. And Moira is having none of it. She knows what's right and has the power to change the course of Frankie's life.
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Publisher's Summary

Baby Frankie is born into an unusual family. Her mother is desperate to find someone to take care of her child, and she doesn't have much time. Noel doesn't seem to be the most promising of fathers, but despite everything he could well be Frankie's best hope. As for Lisa, she is prepared to give up everything for the man she loves; surely he's going to love her back. And Moira is having none of it. She knows what's right and has the power to change the course of Frankie's life...but Moira is hiding secrets of her own.

Minding Frankie is a story about unconventional families, relationships which aren't quite what they seem, and the child at the heart of everyone's lives....

©2010 Maeve Binchy (P)2010 Audible Ltd

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    Liz EdinburghUnited Kingdom 17/10/2010
    Liz EdinburghUnited Kingdom 17/10/2010
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    "Minding Frankie"

    This book make me laugh and want to cry. This book contains a variety of characters and brings them together brilliantly. I couldn't switch it off.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Susan armaco de pera, Portugal 15/03/2011
    Susan armaco de pera, Portugal 15/03/2011 Member Since 2015
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    "bravo to the Binchy's"

    Bravo to both Maeve and Kate...maeve for a fabulous story..and kate to a fantastic narration .....one of the best books on audio ever....

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lorna Harpenden, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom 05/12/2010
    Lorna Harpenden, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom 05/12/2010 Member Since 2015
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    "Minding Frankie"

    Thoroughly enjoyable. Well portrayed characters. Held my interest all the way through.Maeve Binchy at her best.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Alison Williams Guildford, United Kingdom 19/01/2012
    Alison Williams Guildford, United Kingdom 19/01/2012 Member Since 2011

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    "Good if you like Maeve Binchy books"

    This is a fairly interesting story, although the social worker in the story is not very likeable. The only criticism I would give it is the narrating voice - makes the characters all sound quite old.
    If you like Maeve Binchy stories, you will probably enjoy this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Abigail Swindon, United Kingdom 24/03/2014
    Abigail Swindon, United Kingdom 24/03/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "Easy Listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, It was a nice story and a easy listen.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no, it was easy to pick up and put down, easy to follow, not very gripping but you wanted to know how things worked out.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs Whitland, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
    Mrs Whitland, United Kingdom 23/12/2012 Member Since 2013
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    "A book that envelops you with comfort"

    Maeve Binchy is the absolute guru of this genre of writing. I love the way she weaves believable characters and tells stories of fairly ordinary folk. Having read a number of her books I also enjoy the glimpses we get of characters from previous novels. The lady from the social services rang so many bells. This is gentle entertainment that leaves the listener happier than at the beginning. Delightfully read by Kate Binchy who imparts real warmth and empathy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United Kingdom 13/12/2012
    Amazon Customer United Kingdom 13/12/2012 Member Since 2014

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    "a story well told"

    I laughed, I cried, but most of all i enjoyed a well told tale.

    Who will give us such heart warming stories now? it will take someone special to fill her shoes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    carolyn 14/04/2012
    carolyn 14/04/2012 Member Since 2011
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    "bland irish story"

    i know that reading a meave binchy i'll get a irish story, but i felt it dragged in several parts of it.

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  • Anne Harris
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    04/12/10
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    "An OK Binchy"

    This review is spoiler free!
    This book has a lot of the features that Binchy fans love: an extended group with "make your own family" types of bonds, characters that make you want to scream but eventually get their due, and lots of fun and drama on the way. It also has one of my favourite features of her latest books: a chance to catch up with many of your favourite Binchy characters from previous books! However, the last chapter is grossly miscalculated. It introduces a wrinkle that is treated far too briefly with a facile resolution that did not sit well with me and kind of wrecked the whole book. If you are a Binchy fan, you won't want to skip this because you can catch up with all those previous characters, but try it and see if you agree with me about the last chapter.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lynch-Ladd
    Forest Lake, Australia
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    "Minding Frankie"

    How could you not love the wonderful, wholesome, emotional, real joys that Mauve Binchy continues to share with her audience. Beautifully read by Kate who honoured the words by bringing us all together to share another lovely visit with these "family members" of the Mauve Binchy world she graciously shares with us all. So enjoyable - please make yourself "feel good". Make sure this book is on your list - become part of the love and inspiration her characters share and impart on its listeners.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Diana
    VAUCLUSE, Australia
    17/12/10
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    "Minding Frankie"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Kate Binchy is just wonderful and has a really beautiful voice which enhances the book

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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