I’m passionate about putting pen to paper through a wide array of mediums which include novels, non-fiction books, journalism, copywriting, songwriting, speaking and film. The first novel in my Irish historical series has been blessed with tremendous reviews and now it’s time to launch book two. The series covers the journey of Irish immigrants in the 19th century and is published by the good folks at B&H Publishing Group.
In Golden Splendor | JUST RELEASED!
Enjoyed Flight of the Earls? Then you’ll be sure to love the next novel in the series, In Golden Splendor. The second book in the Heirs of Ireland Series, it continues the sweeping saga of the Hanley family, this time through the Old West, historic San Francisco and the Gold Rush. A powerful sequel full of romance, adventure and suspense. Get your copy today:
In Golden Splendor | The Storyline
Irish immigrant Seamus Hanley is a lost soul, haunted by his past as a U.S. Army deserter and living alone in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains in 1849. But after witnessing a deadly stage coach crash, he finds purpose in the scattered wreckage — a letter with a picture of a beautiful and captivating woman named Ashlyn living in San Francisco at the height of the Gold Rush.
Moved by her written plea for help, he abandons all and sets out on an epic journey across the wild and picturesque American frontier. While being pursued by those who want to hang him, Seamus encounters fascinating characters including a young Pauite Indian who makes the ultimate sacrifice in helping Seamus to cross the snowy Yosemite Valley.
Battered but changed for the better, Seamus reaches San Francisco on Christmas Eve as the city burns in the tragic fire of 1849. But there is little time for rest, as an even greater, more harrowing adventure involving Ashlyn is about to begin.
Flight of the Earls | RAVING REVIEWS!
Released at the beginning of the year, Flight of the Earls, a tale of Irish immigration in the 1840′s, has been receiving outstanding reviews. Here is what the story is about:
It’s 1846 in Ireland. When her family’s small farm is struck by famine, Clare Hanley and her younger brother, Seamus, set out across the ocean to the Promised Land of America.
Five years prior, Clare’s older sister Margaret and her Uncle Tomas emigrated in similar fashion and were not to be heard from again. But Clare must face her fears as she lands in the coming-of-age city of New York. There she discovers love, adventure and a terrible secret which threatens to destroy her family and all she believes.
Flight of the Earls is the first book in a historical novel trilogy based on Irish immigration in the 1840s.
The debut novel of the Heirs of Ireland Series, Flight of the Earls, is available at a bookstore near you and online at these and many other fine retailers:
What they’re saying about Flight of the Earls:
“This first novel of a family saga has something for everyone; romance, mystery, intrigue and family secrets. The characters are well thought out and memorable. The historical details are bold and inspiring, without being over the top or overwhelming readers. Reynolds is a talented author who brings the 1846 Irish immigration to New York alive for readers.”
“From the Irish potato famine to the seedy streets of New York, Michael K. Reynolds takes the reader on a moving adventure. The writing sings, the story thrills, the characters are unapologetically realistic, and the message of hope and trust shines even in the grit. A novel not to be missed!”
– Award-Winning Author Sarah Sundin
“I heartily recommend Flight of the Earls and look forward to the next. Michael K. Reynolds is an author to look out for.”
– Bestselling Author Lauraine Snelling
“The questions, fears, and hopes of a generation come to life through this novel. I found my emotions wrapped up in the middle of it … a sign of good fiction!”
– Bestselling Author Tricia Goyer
“Michael K. Reynolds has given us a stunning debut novel…a soaring chronicle of immigrant America and beleaguered Ireland that will keep you reading late into the night.
– Bestselling Author Stephanie Grace Whitson
“An entertaining amalgam of drama, action, and memorable, endearing characters, with a page-turning plot rich with historical significance. Such a talented writer and a natural storyteller…”
– ACFW Editor of the Year Julee Schwarzburg
Heirs of Ireland: Book Release Dates:
For more descriptions and details about the Heirs of Ireland Series you can visit my Books Page.
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