Maeve Binchy Readalikes

Although no author is just like another, the titles listed below are similar to Maeve Binchy’s character-centered, heartwarming and leisurely tales of women in their relationships with lovers, friends, and family. All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.


Berg, Elizabeth. Home Safe. 2009.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Bradford, Barbara Taylor. Three Weeks in Paris. 2002.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Brown, Eleanor. The Weird Sisters. 2011.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Drabble, Margaret. A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman. A Complete Short Stories. 2011.

Fields, Jennie. The Middle Ages. 2002. (Adult Romance FIE).

Flagg, Fannie. I Still Dream About You. 2010.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Fforde, Katie. Love Letters. 2009.

Goudge, Eileen. Blessing in Disguise. 1994.
     Also available: Large Type, eAudiobook

Hannah, Kristin. Winter Garden. 2010.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Hilderbrand, Elin. Silver Girl. 2011.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Hinton, Lynne. Friendship Cake. 2000.

Howard, Elizabeth Jane. The Light Years. 1990.

James, Erica. A Sense of Belonging. 1998. (Adult Romance JAM).

Karon, Jan. Home to Holly Springs. 2007.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Kelly, Cathy. Best of Friends. 2003.

Landvik, Lorna. Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons. 2003.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Macomber, Debbie. The Shop on Blossom Street. 2004.
     Also available: Large Type, eBook, eAudiobook

McCall-Smith, Alexander. The Sunday Philosophy Club. 2004.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Michaels, Fern. The Scoop. 2009.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, MP3

O’Brien, Edna. The Light of Evening. 2006.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Pilcher, Rosamunde. Winter Solstice. 2000.
     Also available: Large Type

Plain, Belva. Heartwood. 2011.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook, Digital Player

Rice, Luanne. Follow the Stars Home. 2000.
     Also available: eBook

Shields, Carol. The Stone Diaries. 1994.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Siddons, Anne Rivers. Off Season. 2008.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Stewart, Mary. Rose Cottage. 1997.

Stone, Jean. Tides of the Heart. 1999.

Trigiani, Adriana. Very Valentine. 2009.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Trollope, Joanna. Daughters-in-law. 2011.
     Also available: Large Type

Tyler, Anne. Back When We Were Grownups. 2001.
     Also available: Large Type, CD