Book Reviews of Summer at the Lake (O'Malley Family, Bk 1)

Summer at the Lake (O'Malley Family, Bk 1)
Summer at the Lake - O'Malley Family, Bk 1
Author: Andrew M. Greeley
ISBN-13: 9780812544428
ISBN-10: 0812544420
Publication Date: 6/15/1998
Pages: 465
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Forge
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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A perfect summer beach book - passion, murder, tragedy, young love, young death, crime & scandal llaced with the Roman Catholic orientation that is Greeley's forte.
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Romantic thriller with steamy sex, complicated relationships, and church politics.
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A romantic thriller with steamy sex, complicated relationships and church politics.
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Gripping story of love, crime and scandal. Easy to read but not dull~
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This book is a narrative that ranges from the 1940s to the 1970s. Its a story of 3 good friends and a life altering summer at the lake - and how they revisit that summer 30 years later. If you lived these times, you will appreciate the attention to detail of what life was like.
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Very good story!!
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for childhood friends leo kelly jane devlin and newly ordained packy keenan the suumers they spent at the lake toghether 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. The car had belonged to Leo whose family was middle class so the police quickly arrested him and tried to force a confession. To make matters more complicated half a million dollars in conterfeit bills had been found in the trunk. there was a cover up and vicious scandal leo left for the korean war and the three friends summers at the lake were gone forever
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From back cover:

In a narrative that ranges from the 1940's to the 1970. Greeley wolls the story of three friends who spend a memorable and life altering summer at a lake near Chicago. Both Leo Kelly and Patrick "Packy" Keenan are falling in love Jane Devlin during the summer of 1948, but a tragic car accident that kills two of their friends changes everything.

The trio come together again at the lake in 1978, and all the unanswered questions about the accident and their feelings for each other come to the surface. It's a riveting story of love, crime, and scandal laced with the Roman Catholic orientation that is Greeley's forte.