When a new highway threatens to bypass the town of Rossmore and cut through Whitethorn Woods, it will also destroy St. Ann’s well, where people have been coming for generations to share their dreams and speak their prayers. Some believe the well to be a place of true spiritual power, demanding protection; others think it’s a mere magnet for superstitions, easily sacrificed. Maeve Binchy creates a rich spectrum of men and women, all with passionate opinions, who are drawn into this timely conflict between the traditions of the past and the promises of the future.
From the Paperback edition.
In this latest lilting Irish tale from Maeve Binchy, a troubled priest must decide where he stands on the proposed demolition of what some believe to be a sacred shrine. Legend has it that the St. Ann's well has brought love and healing to dozens of visitors, but Fr. Brian Flynn isn't so sure. The town has been offered the chance to build a new highway, which could be beneficial to many. Unfortunately, the highway would run straight into the path of the well. Fr. Flynn goes to the well to make his own request, asking for guidance in making the right decision. When he is presented with the many rich and detailed stories of the well and the many affairs and loves and miracles it has inspired, he begins to understand the importance of the little shrine.
- Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction
- Love + Relationships + Sex, Types of Characters, Peoples + Cultures, General, Conflicts + Dualities, Romance, People + Places / Europe
- March 9, 2010
- March 9, 2010
- Maeve Binchy