Skip to main content

Songs of the Shenandoah (Heirs of Ireland Trilogy Book #3)



Title:  Songs of Shenandoah (Book #3 of Heirs of Ireland Series)
Author:  Michael K. Reynolds
Pages:  448
Year:  2014
Publisher:  B & H Books
I can understand why authors have a hard time after completing a series having become so engrossed with the characters, story and history.  For me, this is one of the hardest series to read the last book for as I just fell in love with everything about the Heirs of Ireland.  The series began with Flight of the Earls followed by In Golden Splendor to this final book.  Personally, I cannot wait to see what this author presents next to his followers and audience.
What began as a take on a family from Ireland coming to America grew in proportion to the timeframe of the story about the Hanley clan.  Clare, being the oldest and now a parent and having to face the potato famine, decides to embark on an adventure to care for her siblings.  Over time Clare, Seamus, Devan and Caitlin grow to adulthood with each having unique experiences giving them a strong family tie.  There is adventure and danger woven in the texture of the story that covers a lot of historical events like the Underground Railroad, The Civil War, The Sanitary Commission and much more.
In this third and final book, we say goodbye to an adventure that will be revisited by readers who love an excellent historical trilogy.  In Songs of Shenandoah, the audience will be taken with how the family tries to retain their tight bond through trials and adversities.  My personal heritage is from the Emerald Island and that is what drew me to the series originally and never have I read such captivating tales about Irish immigrants!
History is more captivating when told in a story format or maybe even a biographical writing.  However, history has much to remind us about those who lived before us and left a heritage, both good and bad.  As I grow older, I appreciate learning more each time about historical people, places, nations, etc…  The knowledge and entertainment I gain only make me want to read more, especially when the story is infused with faith.  Grab this trilogy and get set to become ensnared by this masterpiece that is truly awesome!  I have all three novels and without a doubt know that I will be reading them many times over the coming years.  My friend is also building her home library to include the trilogy.  How about you?
My rating is 5+ stars!
Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/ .  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/lisa.johnson.75457
Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

The Tide of Times (The Blake Meyer Series #3)

Title:The Tide of Times (The Blake Meyer Series #3)
Author: C. Kevin Thompson
Pages: 318
Year: 2017
Publisher: Create Space Publishing
My rating 5 out of 5 stars.
On a quest to locate his wife and children, Blake Meyer is running on fumes and not sure who he can trust.In this installment, the multitude of threats and dangers ramps up with internal trouble at the FBI, Blake’s family situation and his foes are constantly on his tail.Blake is trying to remain one step ahead of his foe, though the way the author has penned his story it keeps readers guessing just exactly who these foes are.
The tale begins in book one, 30 Days Hath Revenge and continues in book two titled, Triple Time.Here is a spell-binding series that keeps an audience wanting more and highly anticipating the next book in what is to eventually be a five-book series.C. Kevin Thompson writes with believable characters, an intricate plot and heart-pounding, intense action and thrills!
Each book begins where the former book leaves …

Lily of the Manor

Title:Lily of the Manor
Author:Anita Stansfield
Pages:272
Year:2017
Publisher: Covenant Communications
My rating is 4 stars out of 5.
Lily Broadbent is a wealthy widow who has adopted 11 orphan children.She would pray before entering an orphanage as to whom she should adopt and leave the rest to God.She needs of a tutor for her brood and Frederick Woodstone needs a tutoring position.He journeys to Broadbent Manor, hoping to get the job and to start immediately so he doesn’t have to pay another night’s rent at the local inn as his funds are rapidly dwindling.He meets Lily and is struck by her very different appearance.She puts him at ease and lets him know she is used to getting looked at.He and she strike up an instant rapport and he is hired on the spot.He begins the next day with Lily observing his methods of teaching as well as discipline for her children.She is most impressed with how Frederick interacts with and encourages her children.
As the story progresses, Lily and Frederick spend …

Innocent Lies (Hidden Truth #4)

Title:Innocent Lies (Hidden Truth #4)
Author: Robin Patchen
Pages: 346
Year: 2018
Publisher: Create Space
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
This whole series is so worth reading! They excel at suspense and grabbing the heart of the reader, pulling them into the plethora of happenings in the book. The series has a total of four books that can be read as stand-alone stories though I found reading them in order helped enhance my understanding of the plot and characters.
The titles in order are: Convenient Lies, Twisted Lies followed by Generous Lies, which comes before this final novel I am sharing my thoughts on today.Robin weaves such a well-crafted plot that brings the reader into the story from the first page, and then keep turning the pages with all the twists and turns in the plot.I felt like I was right there observing what was happening around me even though I was reading the book.
Time flew by quickly and I was unaware of what was going on around me because I was lost in the pages!Right th…