- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First Edition edition (January 26, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1434840980
- ISBN-13: 978-1434840981
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,082,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Mary Pat Hyland is an award-winning journalist. Her columns on surfing Web sites were carried nationwide and in Canada by more than 90 newspapers. The first reading of her Irish American-themed short stories was at Cafe Sin-E in Manhattan on Oiche Shamhna (Halloween), 1992. Hyland learned to speak the Irish language through Daltai na Gaeilge (www.daltai.com) --beginning with Pat and Frank Dugan -- and furthered her studies at Aras Mhairtin Ui Chadhain in Carraroe, Connemara, Ireland. She resides in upstate New York.
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Maeve and friends also prove to be the perfect tour guides to the Southern Tier of New York State and the folkways of Irish-Americans. Failte! So after you stop off for a spiedie and grab a Guinness, savor The Cyber Miracles!
In general, the author attempted to take the plot in too many different directions. The result is that Maeve's relationship with her father isn't explored enough, and her grief over her mother's death is glossed over. The premise of the book, the "cyber miracles," is confusing. Maeve and Andy come under fire because the website they create is a "hoax" - but why is that newsworthy? The site simply features a webcam aimed at a statue. It never claims to be magic or have healing powers, so where does the hoax come in? The author never explains why the entire nation is outraged.
This is the first time I've read a Kindle book and sincerely considered requesting my money back. It wasn't awful, but, based on the great reviews it had received at the time that I purchased, I just expected better. Many of the reviewers were honest and admitted that they personally know the author, but they then made claims along the lines of "even if I didn't know her, I would still think this book is great." After reading, I find that hard to believe. I've never left a review for a book; I'm doing so now because someone needs to balance the many biased reviews already posted.
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I just finished the book and I loved it! Congrats, Mary Pat! Yes, definitely a sequel!Read more