In Golden Splendor, Heirs of Ireland Series #2  -     By: Michael K. Reynolds
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In Golden Splendor, Heirs of Ireland Series #2

B&H Books / 2013 / Paperback

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Stumbling upon a captivating letter in the wreckage of a stage coach, Irish immigrant Seamus embarks on a harrowing journey in search of the woman who wrote it. But when he arrives in San Francisco, the city's being consumed by the fire of 1849! Will he find Ashlyn---and the love he's desperately searching for?

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.40 X 5.50 X 0.88 (inches)
ISBN: 1433678209
ISBN-13: 9781433678202
Availability: In Stock
Series: Heirs of Ireland

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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.

Author Bio

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.

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  1. Amy C
    VA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Captivating
    April 12, 2014
    Amy C
    VA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    In Golden Splendor kept me captivated from page one. No doubt a real page turner all of the way up to the last page. I really loved following the adventures of Seamus in the second installment of the Heirs of Ireland #2. I also loved to be able to keep up with what's going on with Clare, as well. I'm ready to dive straight into Book #3 to see what happens. In Golden Splendor is one of my favorites I have read of all time. Michael K Reynolds definitely is a true storyteller of Irish American history.

    I highly highly recommend this book!

    5 stars.
  2. LifeDance
    WA
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Like Being Drawn Into an IMAX Movie!Big, Beautiful
    October 29, 2013
    LifeDance
    WA
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I received a copy from the publisher for an honest review.

    (Ok...ok, I jumped on the opportunity to read this one because I had read the 1st and couldn't wait to dive into the 2nd book that continues Seamus' journey. I'm a sucker for redemption stories!)

    My interest in this book: 1) It's the 2nd in the series 2) The author is AMAZING at casting history 3) I couldn't wait to find out more about the lives of these characters that I've already spent so much time invested in.

    Ideas expressed/message/plot: You are worthy to be used by God. Listening to and confidently resting in the whispered words, "Trust Me."

    Favorite Characters, quotes/lines: Seamus was the driving force behind this story as was expected (and desired). I loved watching his journey! One of my favorite lines: "God-man."

    Often in a story there will be one scene that remains in my memory; this book has multiple; scenes that came to life, that meant something to both the character and the reader. THAT is the ultimate in experiencing a book. Well done, MKR!

    When I finished this book I felt: *sigh* That was a GOOD read. It was like being drawn into an IMAX movie. So huge, so real, so beautiful. It was solid through and through, lacking nothing. I am intrigued on where the 3rd book will take us!

    Overall: I would recommend this book to any historical fiction fans, teen+.

    5 stars and definitely bookshelf worthy (but don't let it be lonely! Be sure to have [[ASIN:1433678195 Flight of the Earls: An Heirs of Ireland Novel]] right
  3. BookLoverKaren
    Oregon
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Characters shine like gold!
    September 20, 2013
    BookLoverKaren
    Oregon
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    In Golden Splendor is a compelling read laced with lush historical detail. Reynolds has a gift for creating a cast of characters that remind me of a Charles Dickens novel--even the most minor characters catch your attention, like flakes of gold hiding in the dirt.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from B&H Fiction for the purpose of review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
  4. SCATHERINEHS
    San Diego CA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    ANOTHER IRISH-AMERICAN ADVENTURE FROM REYNOLDS
    September 1, 2013
    SCATHERINEHS
    San Diego CA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Simply read the prologue from "In Golden Splendor" from author Michael K. Reynolds and you are hooked. Then, this beautifully written tale grips you until the last page.

    Descriptions of characters and scenes are breathtakingly real.

    You will fall in love with Seamus, Clare, Davin and Ashlyn and admire their faith and courage in oppression. You will cry and you will cheer.

    For those of us who are history bluffs, Michael K. Reynolds continues to educate us with additional facts.

    "In Golden Splendor" brings us Michael K. Reynolds at the top of his form.
  5. VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    An Epic Journey To Help A Stranger In Need
    August 10, 2013
    VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Michael K. Reynolds in his new book, "In Golden Splendor" Book Two in the Heirs of Ireland series published by B&H Publishing Group takes us into the life of Seamus Hanley.

    From the back cover: Was this a fortuitous moment, the one that had evaded him all of his life?

    In 1849, 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. After witnessing a deadly stagecoach 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 sets out on an epic journey across the wild and picturesque American frontier. Pursued by those who want to hang him, Seamus encounters fascinating characters, one of them willing to make 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. But there is little time for rest, as an even greater, more harrowing adventure involving Ashlyn is about to begin.

    Irish ancestry, the history of immigration to America and America in 1849, get ready for an epic that will draw you into its pages and never let you go. This time the focus is on Seamus, who came over to America with his sister, Clare, in 1846. Now, three years later, Seamus is in hiding but an event draws him out and he discovers an urgent letter and a photograph asking for help. So Seamus sets off from the Rockies to San Francisco to find this woman who needs help and help her. There are those who would like to kill Seamus and the journey is treacherous but God provides support along the journey so that Seamus makes it just in time to see San Francisco burn. Michael K. Reynolds writes vividly! He presents scenes that are so rich in detail and color you feel as though you are there. "In Golden Splendor" is all about family. An Irish family. While the focus is on Seamus, Clare's story continues as well. "In Golden Splendor" is first class adventure as Seamus not only battles his environment but the pain within him that makes him withdraw. This second book of the series continues to be filled with great characters that we come to love and root for. I am so looking forward to the next book in this series which brings us into The Civil War.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from The B & B Media Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 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."
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