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.
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Michael K. Reynolds is the author of a series of Irish historical novels being published by B&H Publishing Group. His debut Irish historical novel, Flight of the Earls, releases January, 2013.
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.
Book Release Dates:
Book One: Flight of the Earls, January 2013
Book Two: In Golden Splendor, July 2013
Book Three: Songs of the Shenandoah, January 2014
Michael is a writer with more than two decades of experience in crafting fiction, non-fiction, journalism, copywriting and documentary production.
Producer of Emmy Award Winning Documentaries
Michael is also the writer and producer of an Emmy and Telly award-winning series of documentaries titled, Crystal Darkness. These thirty minute anti-meth films have been heavily promoted and broadcast in cities and states throughout the United States and Mexico. They have been viewed collectedly by more than 10 million people and the message has reached more than 30 million to date.
His most recent documentary is titled, Bullying, and tackles a rising epidemic which is causing our children to drop out of school and is the cause of depression, suicide and campus violence.
The films were produced by Global Studio, a social marketing agency Michael founded in 1998. Since that time he has served hundreds of clients throughout the nation in developing powerful and innovative marketing campaigns using a variety of mediums including: print, film, television, radio and Internet. He has extensive experience in all levels of branding, web development, social media, public relations and advertising.
He also has wide experience as a speaker and on-air personality and has been interviewed on a variety of newspapers, radio stations and televisions networks throughout the nation.
Michael earned his B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of California, San Diego and lives in Reno with his wife and three children.
He is active in marketplace, marriage, small group and men's ministries as a leader and speaker. He has served as elder at his church and is an area leader for the Fellowship of Companies for Christ International, a member of Sparks Rotary and served as chairperson for the local advisory board of the Salvation Army.
Do you like historical books with some romance and adventure in the mix? Then this is your book. It is so well written!
Michael pens such a realistic story that you think you are there in the pages of the book.
I must say I have read both the Heirs of Ireland series and fell in love with this authors writing. WARNING......Once you start reading his book you can't put it down!
I can't wait for book three. It comes out in January 2014
Michael is not an author to be missed you will soon see him on the bestsellers list.
I gave this book 5 stars and I recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review