The Songbird by Marcia Willett reminded me of Maeve Binchy. It takes place in a small village and the main character lives in a cottage. Tim leaves his job and friends to move to a small town to escape his life-threatening illness diagnosis. In the interim, he finds a family and learns to love his life. I loved the cover of this book and, while the story wasn’t scintillating, it moved along and kept me interested.