Michael K. Reynolds is the author of a series of Irish historical novels published by B&H Publishing Group.
Heirs of Ireland Historical Saga
An epic and sweeping Irish 19th century historical series written with a cinematographic eye. It features gripping suspense, memorable characters and breathtaking settings.
The series debuted with Flight of the Earls to rave reviews and the series in its entirety is one of the highest rated of all time with RT Book Reviews.
Each of the novels is intended to read as a standalone, but you will definitely enjoy the series much more if you read them in their intended order. They are available at bookstores throughout the United States and beyond and at almost all online book retailers.
Publisher: Broadman & Holman (B&H Publishing Group)
Book One | Flight of the Earls
It’s Ireland in 1846. When her family’s small farm is struck by the blight of the Great Potato Famine, 24-year-old Clare Hanley heads out along with her younger brother Seamus on a harrowing journey across the ocean to the Promised Land of America. Once arriving in New York, Clare is both overwhelmed and enraptured by this coming-of-age city of intrigue, romance, the arts, squalor, wealth, uneven freedoms and exploding opportunities. Here she discovers love, adventure and a terrible secret which threatens to destroy her family and all she believes.
Dramatic Settings: Ireland, Transatlantic Voyage, Historic New York City, Mexico (Mexican American War)
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Book Two | In Golden Splendor
The story unfolds as Clare’s brother Seamus struggles to leave his near hanging for treason from the Mexican-American War behind him. He leaves Mexicoto seek adventure and redemption in the great American West. Although Seamus is still young and strong, he finds out the hard way he is not cut out for life as a frontiersman. When he intercepts a letter from a woman living in historic San Franciscoit leads to an adventure through Gold Rush country as he sets out for fortune, love and to fill the emptiness in his soul.
Dramatic Settings: American West, Colorado Rapids, Yosemite, Sierra Mountains, Historic San Francisco
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Book Three | Songs of the Shenandoah
The dramatic conclusion to the Heirs of Ireland series is set in Civil War Virginia, where Seamus and his new wife have returned to her roots in the south to find the nation in the grips of a terrible conflict. He becomes a chaplain for the South, being assigned to General Robert E. Lee’s battalion. Meanwhile, his sister Clare and her family in New York City have become active in the Underground Railroad setting up the two families on a collision course of loyalties and beliefs as they try to understand God’s purpose in the midst of unspeakable tragedy.
Dramatic Settings: Historic San Francisco, Anti-Bellum Virginia, Civil War, Historic New York
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