As far as Binchy books go, Whitethorn Woods was fairly average.
I’m writing this review after some time has passed, and overall, it was pretty forgettable. There’s a well that people pray to, a priest who is uncomfortable with whether this is okay or slightly sacrilegious, and a road maybe being built through the woods containing the well. I think that’s it?
Most of these characters are kind, gentle humans who only want the best for their fellow man. Sure, there’s small-town gossip, a few small-minded people, and some heartbreaking choices, but generally, this is an unassuming group of people just living life. I finished Whitethorn Woods with no serious concerns, but not a lot of interest either.