Una Semana De Invierno

ISBN: 8478888489
ISBN 13: 9788478888481
By: Marcia Willett

Check Price Now


Adult Adult Fiction British Fiction British Literature Contemporary England Favorites Fiction Romance To Read

Reader's Thoughts


This was my first Marcia Willett book & I liked it well enough to read most of her other books. I am a sucker for anything Irish, & Willett provides. Still it wasn't until I found The Chadwick Chronicles that I became a true fan. If you like Maeve & Rosamunde, you'll like Marcia!


Loved this book, can't wait to get started on the next one. Marcia Willett writes in the same manor as Maeve Binchy and Rosamunde Pilcher whom I love. So far if anything, I am enjoying her even more.


It was like a BBC soap but I really liked it.


If you are a fan of Maeve Binchy and Rosamunde Pilcher, you will enjoy this story. This author has a down to earth style, which engages you through the entire book.Relationships are opened up in a family - Maude decides to sell Moorgate after being widowed for a year. Hector, her husband, had children from his first marriage and one of the girls, Selina, wants to buy Moorgate (which is situated on the edge of the moor in Cornwall).But Rob, the contractor who has been renovating the property, has a passion for the house as well. Into the story comes Melissa, a young woman dying of cancer. After she has seen the property advertised for sale, she decides it would be the perfect place for her brother Mile, and his young son Luke.Once she sees the house, she falls in love with the place and Rob also, and makes plans to buy the house, quickly before she dies. Her death shatters Rob, as he was not aware of her illness.Other characters make the story as well, and this book is very enjoyable.

Jackie Weger

A splendid and lyrical read. Blurbs on this book mention Daphne Du Maurier, Rosamunde Pilcher and Maeve Binchy--all of whom are some of my favorite authors. The blurbs suggest if the reader enjoys those writers and their books, we are sure to like Marcia Willett's A Week in Winter. Folks, the blurbs are dead on. I loved this book! The story is everything I want in women's fiction. I did not skip a word or a page and neither will you.


Amor a primera vista+enfermedad mortal= si me lo dices antes claramente, ese tiempo que me hubiera ahorrado.Dejando a un lado que no son lo mío las novelas románticas per se, y que ésta promete intimismo pero da más tono rosa que otra cosa, lo cierto es que para mi gusto esta novela exagera con los flechazos y el drama.Menos mal que se deja leer y la cosa pasa pronto, porque al dos llega justita.


Well. Went to the libe on this HOT Saturday looking for fluff to read, and I found some! Better yet, this was COLD fluff--Cornwall in winter. It's nicely written Grandma bookage, really, the kind of book you'd be happy to find in a rental. REALLY reminds me of Rosamund Pilcher and Maeve Binchy, but in a respectful, not a cheap ripoff, way. Fun read. I have another of hers, set in the summer, to read next. Yeehah!

Lynn Shurden

I've just discovered this author and this is her first novel that was published in America. If you like an English setting and a good story, this is it. There's mystery, family and love. What more could one ask for. I plan to immediately find more of her books to read.


It wasn't a bad story, but I believe the book was way longer than it needed to be. The author dragged out the story so long that I was beginning to wonder why she titled the book as she did. It was a nice story though.


I had read this years ago and found it on my bookshelf. I didn't remember anything about it...because it's not very memorable. It has a good story, but now I know I can get rid of the book.


Marcia Willett is a worthy successor to Rosamund Pilcher: romances with character. I've also heard her compared to Maeve Binchy, but her books do not have the regional Irish lilt that Binchy's do. This is one of her best novels.


This was a fun, light read, and made me very happy to feel like I was in the English countryside as I read it. I had a hard time with some of the implausibility of the subplots, and with the family dynamics, particularly Selina/Maudie. However, I enjoyed listening to this book and will happily look for other similar, easy summer reads like this one.

Mary Curry

This book was a look at love from many directions. Maudie is a widowed second wife, haunted by things her husband said to his daughter before he died. Selina is her stepdaughter, driven in by hatred for and jealousy of her stepmother, and consequently driving away her husband and children. Posy is Selina's daughter, who, despite her mother's scheming, has a close relationship with her step-grandmother. Throw into the mix a farmhouse in Cornwall that Maudie is having remodeled to sell; Rob, the remodeling contractor who becomes obsessed with the house; Melissa, who comes to look at Moorgate and falls in love with both it and Rob; and Mike, a famous playwrite and novelist who ties everything together. The journey is leisurely, but all the questions are answered and the ending is extremely satisfying. The perfect book to read when you just want to relax, but keep some Kleenex handy.


Set in England, this book tells the story of Moorgate and the love affair of a young couple at this lonely estate. It is also the story of Maudie, widow of Hector, and her new do Polonius. Many stories are interwoven in this story, all very well told. A really good book, quite unlike those I usually read.

Liz Lyden

From Amazon, Moorgate is an enchanting old country house that belongs to Maudie Todhunter, a spirited widow who has been holding on to the place for the sake of her beloved granddaughter. But Maudie can no longer afford a second home, so she reluctantly puts it up for sale. Moorgate immediately attracts more buyers than Maudie knows what to do with. The first is Selina, her stepdaughter, who has never seen eye-to-eye with Maudie on anything. The second potential buyer is Rob Abbot, a contractor who has lovingly restored every nook and cranny and who is embarrassed by his own passionate devotion to the house. The third is Melissa Clayton, a young woman with a sad, sad secret who discovers at Moorgate all she's ever wanted.Pleasant read. Would like to try other books by author since she is compared to Maeve Binchey and Rosamund Pilcher.

Share your thoughts

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *