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All the Rest of Her Days Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B00P1NMOH8
- Publisher : create space; 1st edition (October 29, 2014)
- Publication date : October 29, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 1418 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 262 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1495287661
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,829,745 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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From the very first page , I could not put the book down. The author captures every one’s emotions so well that you feel part of their lives.
This was her first novel and there were a few grammatical errors and misstatements, but none detract from the compelling and moving story.
I hope she keeps writing!
Fifteen year old Maggie Porter is forced by her parents to give her illegitimate son up for adoption. Her parents were neither cruel nor uncaring; but in mid-20th century Massachusetts, this was typical of the way such situations were handled.
When thirty years later, Maggie is contacted by her son, Peter, she has constructed a happy family life. Her husband and teen-aged daughters are aware that she suffered the loss of her first born.
Peter, adopted at birth by Irish immigrants, is provided a warm, secure family life. Nevertheless, his mother dies when he is thirteen and his father leaves Massachusetts to raise his children among family in Ireland. Peter always knows that someday he will make the effort to find his birth mother. In Ireland, he attends Trinity College, marries and becomes a middle-class husband and the father of two children.
Until he is sure of his decision to find his estranged mother and courageous enough to face her possible rejection, Peter circles around information about his birth that is pretty much readily available. Finally, he and Maggie are happily reunited. After several heartwarming visits between the two families in Ireland and America, Peter and his family relocate to Massachusetts.
Love smoothes the many day-to-day problems such a move entails. But a whole new set of dynamics in both families and unforeseen tragedy force Maggie, her husband, Joe, and other family members to survive as best they can. Again, love is the vehicle that sees them through.
Jane McCarthy wrote this book based on a true story about members of her own family. The tale manages to be both heartbreaking and heartwarming. It is inspired reading that shows how average families cope, thriving in good times and overcoming bad ones.