The House With the Wraparound Porch

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When Mame McGrath's family moves in across the street from a magnificent Queen Anne-style house, she notices a catatonic young man rocking on its wraparound porch. Mame proclaims boldly that she will restore his psyche—devastated by a drowning in Keuka Lake. What she doesn't anticipate is that he and this house will become the heart of her existence. More
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About Mary Pat Hyland

Mary Pat Hyland is an award-winning former newspaper journalist and Amazon Top 100 Bestseller. She writes novels and short stories set in the scenic Finger Lakes wine country and Southern Tier region of New York State. Hyland's characters reflect her own Irish American heritage and her story lines often stray into magical realism.
Her latest novel, The Water Mystic of Woodland Springs, is the second book in the Caviston Sisters Mystery series, preceded by The Curse of the Strawberry Moon. She is the author of the best-selling novel, The House With the Wraparound Porch, a family saga spanning four generations. Her other works include The Maeve Kenny series: The Cyber Miracles (Book 1), A Sudden Gift of Fate (Book 2), and A Wisdom of Owls (Book 3); 3/17 (an Irish trad music parody of Dante's Inferno); The Terminal Diner (a suspense novel); and In the Shadows of the Onion Domes (collected short stories).

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SAMANTHAJULIA reviewed on Oct. 26, 2014

The House With The Wraparound Porch, a novel by Mary Pat Hyland, opens in 1920 and ends in 2005 and tells the story of four generations of a family from New York's Keuka Lake area. The author brings to the reader a beautifully told saga filled with rich details and memorable characters. The heart of this story is family and the complex relationships within it. By using smooth prose, each character comes alive and the reader becomes engrossed in their quest for their own identity.
I found this to be a heartwarming story and well worth reading.

I received this book free of charge through Library Thing and I give this review of my own free will
(reviewed 47 days after purchase)
crystal reviewed on Aug. 2, 2014

A good enjoyable family saga, compete with a picture of Fried Cakes at the end to leave you salivating late at night. A read again type of novel.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)

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