Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy (Audio book)


Author: Maeve Binchy

Title: Scarlet Feather

Genre: Gentle Read

Publication Date: 2001

Number of Pages: Audio book

Geographical Setting: Dublin, Ireland

Time Period: Present day

Plot Summary: Cathy and Tom are 2 people who met in cooking school and made plans to start a catering business one day. They start their business, Scarlet Feather. As with any new business, Cathy and Tom suffer hardships and setbacks, but there are also good and funny moments.

Subject Headings: Caterers and catering—Fiction, New businesses—Fiction, Friendship—Fiction, Twin brothers and sisters—Fiction, Nieces and nephews—Fiction, Sisters—Fiction, Dublin, Ireland–Fiction, Love Stories, Irish—Fiction

Appeal: detailed, engaging, familiar, lifelike, multiple points of view, realistic, recognizable, sympathetic, vivid, character-centered, domestic, family-centered, folksy, gentle, resolved ending, contemporary, comfortable, heartwarming, homespun, humorous, lighthearted, accessible, conversational, engaging, natural

Similar Fiction Authors and Works:

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg, engaging, lifelike, multiple points of view, vivid, domestic

Going to Bend by Diane Hammond, vivid, lifelike, contemporary, humorous, character-centered

Listen to Your Heart by Fern Michaels, humorous, contemporary, vivid, comfortable, character-centered

Relevant Non-Fiction Authors and Works:

Why Do I Love These People? Honest and amazing stories of real families by Po Bronson, interviews with 20 people and how they relate to their families.

How to Start a Home-based Catering Business by Denise Vivaldo. For the reader interested in creating their own catering business.

Cooking and Screaming by Adrienne Kane, a memoir of the author’s life. Kane suffered from a stroke at age 21 just walking down the street. She was paralyzed on her right side and had to figure out how to reuse her muscles. She started a catering business and was able to improve her life.



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