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Flight of the Earls
B&H Books (January 1, 2013)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michael K. Reynolds is the writer and producer of Emmy and Telly Award-winning film campaigns and has more than two decades of experience in fiction, journalism, copywriting, and documentary production. He owns Global Studio, a marketing agency, and is also an active leader in church and business, speaking in both ministry and corporate settings. Michael lives with his wife and three children in Reno, Nevada.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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, tragedy, 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.
If you'd like to read the first chapter of Flight of the Earls, go HERE
MY REVIEW-Every so often you come upon a book that you have to go make sure it was a debut novel. And I did exactly that with this recent book, Flight of the Earls by Michael Reynolds. This was a very interesting book that pulled me into it within the first chapter. You see how Claire has so much strength of character and what a help she is. You feel the despair of her Da and how much he wants the land to prosper and yet everything he does never works out right. And then you see the hopeful Pierce. He wants Claire to love him but she can't. You will also meet the Father, who also loves Claire. These are just a few of the many characters who will become dear to you as you go through these pages. There are many ups and downs, feelings running hot and then cold. But all throughout is Claire who is trying to do right by her family. This is a book that will go on my keeper shelf I enjoyed it so much. Excellent book that does not read like a debut novel!
I received a copy of this book for my review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.