I love all the Greeley books, this was part of a saga that was fun to follow. But not his best.
Really great book - nice historical fiction describing the crooked legal events transpiring in Chicago in the late 1880s.
another delighfull journey in Chicago of the
ANOTHER DELIGHTFULL ADVENTURE WITH NUALA ANNE AND HER FAMILY
If you like to read Irish you'll enjoy.
Continues the saga of Nuala Anne McGrail and her family.
A little hard for me to follow the way it jumped around from the past to the present but a very good read. I love the cultural depth.
"Father Greeley has given great attention to the role of imagination in the life of faith. What he is doing is re-evangelizing the imagination, using fiction to address the faith and the mysteries of the faith. That's an extraordinarily significant project." - Cardinal Francis George, archbishop of Chicago
Nuala Anne McGrail, the enthralling heroine of Irish Love, returns, along with her devoted husband Dermot, to lend her second sight and irrepressible peronality to another savory concoction made up of equal parts of love, humor, and intrigue.
You'd think Nuala and Dermot would have enought to worry about, what with their brand-new baby daughter being born three months premature, but Nuala's fey gifts aren't about to go on maternity leave just because little Socra Marie needs more care and loving attention than the average newborn. Soon enough Nuala, and therefore Dermot, find themselves steered toward no less than two unresolved mysteries:
Someone is trying to kill Seamus Costelloe, a bigshot lawyer from the South Side of Chicago. Nuala already sees the mark of death upon Seamus. Can she and Dermot somehow find a way to avert her fatal premonition?
Equally compelling is the puzzle of Chicago's infamous Haymarket Riot, which may be even harder to solve-given that it took place over a century ago!
"Nobody has ever left the curch because of an Andrew Greeley novel, but many have been attracted back to it by him." - Reverend Ron Rolheiser, O.M.I.