Maeve Binchy is one of my all time favourite authors and I have read most of her books. When I went to the hospital the other day to get my cast off I forgot to take a book with me, so I called in at the shop in the hospital and they had a used book shelf and on it was a Maeve Binchy book called "Evening Class." I didn't recall reading it before so I paid my 50 cents and bought it.
It was the quiet ones you had to watch. That's where the real passion was lurking.
They came together at Mountainview College, a down-at-the-heels secondary school on the seamy side of Dublin, to take a course in Italian. It was Latin teacher Aidan Dunne's last chance to revive a failing marriage and a dead-end career. But Aidan's dream was headed for disaster until the mysterious Signora appeared, transforming a shared passion for Italy into a life-altering adventure for them all...bank clerk Bill and his dizzy fiance Lizzie: a couple headed for trouble...Kathy, a hardworking innocent propelled into adulthood in a shocking moment of truth...Connie, the gorgeous rich lady with a scandal ready to explode...glowering Lou, who joined the class as a cover for crime. And Signora, whose passionate past remained a secret as she changed all their lives forever....
What a wonderful book and well worth the read. At first you wonder what one character has to do with the other; but the more you read the book the more you realize how intertwined the other's lives are with one another. I had the feeling I had read this before, but I think it's because some characters overlap from one book to another. It was a good way to spend 50 cents if you ask me!!!
All books that I read are donated to my local library, as I rarely read a book twice.
I am having trouble with my hand. I seem to have hurt it at the wrist and spent Tuesday with my splint on trying to protect it. With the weather being as nice as it is, I dare not go out in the garden as I can't put any weight on my left hand. It's quite frustrating at the moment, but I have to be patient, otherwise I will do more harm than good.
This is such a super cute video of a little Canadian girl singing a song by Adele: