For childhood friends Leo Kelly, Jane Devlin, and newly ordained "Packy" Keenan, the summers they spent at the lake together were times of pure magic....
Fresh from solving the mystery of who killed Michael Collins in Irish Gold, Dermot Michael Coyne and Nuala Anne McGrail are reunited in Chicago....
Before you can say "Erin go bragh", Dermot finds himself doing the legwork on yet another historic mystery....
Dermot Michael Coyne of Chicago goes to Ireland to uncover the true story of his grandparents, who...
War veteran Jerry Keenan finds himself unattached and suffering nightmares. Enter Andrea King, an irrestible war widow. But then she disappears....
It's 1978 and the whole country, exhausted from the twin traumas of Vietnam and Watergate, is suffering from a massive hangover. Chucky O'Malley knows how the country feels; approaching fifty, he finds himself in the grip of a debilitating midlife crisis. Although he has much to be thankful for, including a loving wife and a thriving career as a professional photographer, he does not feel like a success. He hasn't lost his faith, exactly, but he does feel disillusioned and depressed. As he travels the world, from the Vatican, where a new pope is to be selected, to Jimmy Carter's White House, where an overwhelmed president struggles to find a cure for his nation's malaise, Chucky searches for a way to renew his weary spirit.
Fortunately, he doesn't have to face this challenge alone. With the loving support of his family, and especially his irrepressible and adoring wife, Rosemarie, he just might rediscover his lost hope and optimism in time for a Second Spring.
"A truly well-crafted read. The O'Malleys are a wonderful Irish family, full of good humor and love, against the backdrop of a very trying era in American history." (Romantic Times)
"A master storyteller." (author Nelson DeMille)
A well written story, that though was a little tough to understand in the beginning the way the author moved around in time, turned out to be a great 2 fold love story. The unconditional love of a husband and wife and the love for the Catholic church, both of which has growing pains and frustrations.
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What would have made Second Spring better?
Needs a better editor...very repetitive and unrealistic as the central couple seems to be having sex continually with breaks to meet the pope and have art shows. Recycled the same characters from his earlier books but the have been diluted to whining, self centered cartoon-like characters
What do you think your next listen will be?
All done with Greeley
How could the performance have been better?
Cut the musical interludes...very distracting
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Disappointment, embarrassed for the author
Any additional comments?
As a priest, Greeley assumes happy marriage requires wealth, fame, talent and daily sex.