Author: Mary Ellen Chase
In the novel, the founder of the Windswept dynasty and the house that would become the ancestral hall, is Philip Marsten, a partner in a New York marine architectural firm. On a sailing trip down east in 1880, he falls in love with the wild coast east of Schoodic Point and buys vast acreage. With the help of a talented local?the veritable ?noble...  more »
ISBN: 199389
Pages: 440
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Book Type: Hardcover
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Philip Marsten - a sailor - buys a majestic plot of land while sailing around Maine in the 1880s. He builds a beautiful house he names Windswept that becomes the ancestral seat of the very prominent Maine family. This is the story of the Marsten family, covering from the 1880s to the beginning of World War II. I enjoyed this story although it was a little longwinded. I generally like books about houses and family relationships. I give it an A+!