O'Malley Family Saga

7 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 51 ratings

Summer at the Lake Publisher's Summary

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. And no summer was more enchanting than the summer of 1948 - until a tragic car wreck killed two of their friends.

The rich and prominent "Old House" families of Chicago banded together to protect their own - the driver, who was drunk, was the son of a local doctor. There was a cover-up and a vicious scandal. Leo left for the Korean War, and the three friends' summers at the lake were gone forever....

Until 30 years later, when Leo, still obsessed by the memory of Jane and the need to solve the mystery of what really happened that fateful summer, comes back to Chicago and back to the lake.

Jane is more beautiful than ever, but her life has been an unhappy one, trapped in a loveless marriage and haunted by the memory of Leo. She has returned to the lake to try to piece her life back together.

Disillusioned with the priesthood, Packy realizes he's in love with Jane, too. But as a best friend and confidant to Leo and Jane, he faces a difficult choice this summer: should he help his oldest friend win back the woman of his dreams or pursue what might be his own last chance for love?

©1998 Andrew M. Greeley (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Summer at the Lake

    • By: Andrew M. Greeley
    • Narrated by: Erika Leigh, Bill Weideman, Dale Hull
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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. And no summer was more enchanting than the summer of 1948 - until a tragic car wreck killed two of their friends.

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 2

    A Midwinter's Tale audiobook cover art
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  • Book 3

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  • Book 4

    • A Christmas Wedding

    • By: Andrew M. Greeley
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Chuckie O'Malley, having just been thrown out of Notre Dame, decides to go to the University of Chicago, thought by many of his co-religionists to be a hotbed of atheism and communism. There he finds Rosemarie, his beautiful foster sister who gave him his first kiss. Though Chuckie thinks of himself as dull, Rosemarie knows better and goads him into a career of infinite promise and gratification, to say nothing of fame and glory.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not worth the price or effort to listen

    • By William H. on 12-01-06

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 5

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  • Book 6

    • Second Spring

    • A Love Story
    • By: Andrew Greeley
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    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. 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Second Spring

    • By Laurel on 11-02-03

    Regular price: $21.27

  • Book 7

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