Una Semana De Invierno

ISBN: 8478888489
ISBN 13: 9788478888481
By: Marcia Willett

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Reader's Thoughts


Although the beginning of this book seemed to drag a little, I am so glad I kept reading. I fell in love with the countryside and with the characters. I can't wait to read more from Marcia Willett.


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.

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.


I loved this story. Loved it. I was sad when I finished the book, because I am going to miss the characters so much!The story centers around Maudie, her family and friends. After being widowed, Maudie is forced to put Mooregate, the family holiday home on the market. This triggers a chain of events that will affect the lives of all of them.The story is about famlies, and love and secrets kept and secrets revealed. It's about how a decision we make today can affect so many lives.If you want a great summer read...this is the one!!


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


Loved it! Reminded me of Rosamund Pilcher's Shellseekers. One of those books where you have the atlas out so you can follow the characters through the story. I'll definitely look for more by this author.

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.


A 3.5. Excellent description, sense of place. But character and dialogue not as strong. A pleasant read and a lovely "place."


I'd never heard of this book or its author, but I found it on clearance at B&N and was intrigued enough to pick it up. All in all, it was okay. I'm not sure whether I'll read it again.PROS: The imagery (the novel is set in the English countryside) was GORGEOUS. The author really makes you feel as if you were there. The characters were relatable and likable, and the conclusion was tidy and generally happy. The story is told from several perspectives, which I enjoyed.CONS: Adultery plays a major role in this novel. Though it's not glamourized, I wish it had been left out. Also, there are mentions of sex, though there are no graphic scenes of any kind - rather it's mentioned in passing. Neither of these elements were necessary and lowered my opinion of the book. Also, it's rather slow moving - I never felt as though I couldn't wait to get back to it. Still, I was obviously enamored enough to finish when it wasn't even on my 'currently reading' list...


It's more of a nice, mushy, comfortable little book to read during a long, empty week in winter perhaps or when you're holed indoors because of the weather. Likeable characters...often unlikely romances but theres a constant reminder of old world charm brought by Moorgate, the one place that is a crossroads at which different people arrive through their own journeys. A gentle, everyday read.


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.


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!

Pam Newhouse

I liked this book,and the characters were very real. I plan on reading more by this author


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.

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