If you enjoyed reading A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy, the Bellingham Library staff suggest you might also enjoy reading the following titles. Click on the title to go to the library catalog page to reserve the book. Or, if you are in the library, use the call number at the end of the description to find the title in the library.
The Tea House on Mulberry Street by Sharon Owens.
From the owners of the tea house in Belfast to its patrons, everyone wants their lives to change. But are they willing to face the consequences? Call # FIC OWE
The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber
This is the first in a series based in the Pacific Northwest town of Cedar Cove. A charming cast of characters find love, forgiveness, and renewal behind the doors of the cozy Rose Harbor Inn. Call # FIC MAC
Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher.
Five very different people are brought together in a large, neglected estate house in Scotland due to the strange rippling effects of a tragedy. Call # FIC PIL
The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank.
Theodora is a 93-year-old matriarch who still lives in the family mansion in Charleston. Her family comes home for Christmas, but nothing is like the old Christmases of her childhood. A special someone hears her plea for help, arriving with magic and common sense. Call # FIC FRA
Born in Fire by Nora Roberts.
This is the first book in the “Born in” trilogy, which tells the story of three modern sisters bound by the timeless beauty of Ireland. Light and fast-paced. Call # FIC ROB
Blue Dahlia by Nora Roberts.
This is the first book in the “In the Garden” trilogy. Against the backdrop of a house steeped in history and a thriving new gardening business, three women unearth the memories of the past and uncover a dangerous secret. Call # Lg Prt FIC ROB
Corduroy Mansions by Alexander McCall Smith.
This is the first book in a series set in London, where the reader meets a cast of eccentric characters who live in a handsome, though slightly dilapidated, apartment block. Call # FIC SMI
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout.
Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town in Maine, and in the world at large, but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her. Call # FIC STR
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin.
Ellis Lacey has grown up in small-town Ireland in the years following World War II. An Irish priest from Brooklyn sponsors her and she goes to America. She makes a new life for herself until devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her future. Call # FIC TOI
Friendship Cake by Lynne Hinton.
When five women from the Hope Springs Community Church in North Carolina form a committee to create a church cookbook, they embark on a project much more meaningful than they could have ever imagined. Call # FIC HIN
Descriptions of books are from Publishers Weekly, Amazon.com, Library Journal, and Booklist.