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In Golden Splendor
• B&H Books (July 15, 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
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.
If you would like to read the first chapter of In Golden Splendor, go HERE
My review: 5 Stars!
This was my first read by this author, so I didn't really know what to expect, but I am happy to say that I loved this book!
The story drew me in from the very first page, and I found myself really hating to put the book down! It was that good! I loved Seamus and Ashlyn, they were both such awesome characters! I loved how their was a large family aspect to this book. Oh, and I especially loved the scene in which the title came into play! I know this is going to be a short review but there really aren't words to describe how great this book is. It has humor, action/adventure, family, love, danger, history, suspense and most importantly God is at the center of the story. What more could anyone want in a Christian historical fiction read? Oh, I can also say that it is not necessary to read the first book in the series before reading In Golden Splendor.
Overall, I highly recommend In Golden Splendor! I am very much looking forward to reading the next book in this series when it comes out!
And I am looking forward to reading the first book when I have the time!
I recieved a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via CFBA in exchange for an honest review. The above is my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.
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