| PLOT |
Two middle-aged women, one Irish and one American, switch houses and lives for a summer.
Binchy is a great storyteller, and in this "Oprah book" she returns to some of her favorite themes: the importance of family and love, and the inconstancy of men. When her husband betrays her, Ria Lynch no longer finds her house on Tara Road to be a refuge. But after a summer away, she's able to face her future as a new woman.