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Songs of Shenandoah by Michael K. Reynolds

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Also by Michael K. Reynolds:

Songs of Shenandoah, December 2013
Hardcover / e-Book
In Golden Splendor, June 2013
Paperback / e-Book
Flight Of The Earls, January 2013
Paperback / e-Book (reprint)

Songs of Shenandoah
Michael K. Reynolds

Heirs of Ireland #3
Broadman & Holman
December 2013
On Sale: December 15, 2013
Featuring: Seamus
ISBN: 1433678217
EAN: 9781433678219
Kindle: B00HCK5T3O
Hardcover / e-Book
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Inspirational Historical | Historical

The dramatic conclusion to the Heirs of Ireland series is set in Civil War Virginia, where Seamus and his new wife have returned to her roots in the south to find the nation in the grips of a terrible conflict. He becomes a chaplain for the South, being assigned to General Robert E. Lee’s battalion. Meanwhile, his sister Clare and her family in New York City have become active in the Underground Railroad setting up the two families on a collision course of loyalties and beliefs as they try to understand God’s purpose in the midst of unspeakable tragedy.

Heirs of Ireland

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32 comments posted.

Re: Songs of Shenandoah

Sometimes I really feel like I am living in their world for awhile!
(Diane Pollock 1:01am January 10, 2014)

It takes me half way thru before I really am into the characters. Then I think
about them all the time, wondering what will happen next, will they do this
or that, etc. When the book is finished, it is really hard to leave them . They
still have more to tell me. A book stops at a certain point where everything
is content but what will happen when ..........I also find myself thinking in the
accent of the character long after I have finished. Lol. Your books are
incredible . You have a beautiful way of not only giving them life but I can
feel them breath. Thank you and keep them coming please .
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Susie Strassburger 7:53am January 10, 2014)

When I read, I watch it take place in my mind. The
characters,The ones I like, become my friends so.yeah, I can
understand it being hard
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Vicki Hancock 7:55am January 10, 2014)

This sounds like a great book. Thank you for the chance to win. Even if I am not the lucky winner, I'll be getting your book to read. Happy New Year.
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Nancy Reynolds 9:19am January 10, 2014)

I can really get upset about a book if something bad happens.
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Theresa Norris 9:22am January 10, 2014)

You had me at Civil War!
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Richard Proctor 9:43am January 10, 2014)

Some characters stay with you for a long time (years in some
cases) and others disappear as soon as the last page of the
book is finished. I don't know what it is that makes some
characters so memorable, but maybe it is a connection with
that character's personality and traits. The book (and
series) sound very interesting!
(
Marguerite Guinn 9:48am January 10, 2014)

When I read a book, I try to put myself in the place of the main character, and feel what they are going through. In the case of your book, I'll probably connect with one of the characters that I can most easily relate to, and take it from there. I might even be able to feel what they're all going through, at some point. Your book sounds like a wonderful read, and I'm truly sorry that I missed out on the other two of the trilogy!! I'll have to put them on my TBR list so that I can get caught up!! Congratulations on your last book of the series!! I'm sure you'll find a way to keep the characters alive. The cover is wonderfully done, too!!
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Peggy Roberson 9:50am January 10, 2014)

Sounds very interesting!
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Maria Proctor 9:53am January 10, 2014)

When I read I feel like I know the characters. If I really like them I'm sad to see the story end because I will miss them.
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Rita Wray 9:56am January 10, 2014)

When I read a novel which is captivating I am experiencing
what the characters are living through. This continues until
the book is over and then I am thinking about their lives for
a very long time. A memorable and unforgettable book immerses
me within the pages and never lets go.
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Sharon Berger 11:01am January 10, 2014)

I get so wrapped up in characters' lives that I actually get depressed if a a book (or movie) is sad. I try to avoid anything that ends in sadness because I become too invested in the characters. Isn't that pitiful? When reading, I want to be swept away from life, and if the writing is good, those characters become real to me, and their lives become real. I don't want bad things to happen to them. I am such a softie, I know. My husband gives me a hard time, but I know other reader and writers will understand. Creations are just that - creations - they become real.
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Michelle Willms 11:22am January 10, 2014)

Mmmm shortbread and a great book. What more could you ask for.
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Denise Austin 12:37pm January 10, 2014)

I grew up as an Air Force brat and was never able to put down roots until I married my husband. I've become invested in his family roots and am really looking forward to reading Songs of Shenandoah as that was where the first of his early relative settled back in the 17th century. I live vicariously through the characters in a book and sometimes find myself sobbing uncontrollably such that I can't see the words on a page...maybe I would be good at method acting, huh? Keep up the good works and thank you for making the characters in your books so incredibly real.
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Lynn Estep 1:29pm January 10, 2014)

Keeping my fingers crossed on this one!
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Melanie Backus 2:15pm January 10, 2014)

If the character is well defined and I can feel his pain, so to speak, I do get involved pretty much. And those are the times I hate to have the book end...sort of like saying good bye to a friend.
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Vennie Martinisi 2:46pm January 10, 2014)

i love all civil war books since gwtw
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Debbi Shaw 4:24pm January 10, 2014)

When I really get into a book and it's characters, sometimes those characters stay with me for life. I often find myself comparing them with characters in new books that I start reading. I find myself thinking, I wish this new hero was more like the one who will be forever engrained in my memory. After a while, I usually learn to appreciate the new hero for his own merits.

amykincade@yahoo.com
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Amy Kincade 4:55pm January 10, 2014)

I usually take on the main character and live through the story vividly. If the weather is cold in the story, I'm grabbing an afghan to wrap around me and want a hot cup of coffee. That drives my husband wild, as we live in Florida. I have to admit that I have not read the first two books, but if I am lucky enough to win, I will also get the others and read them in the order that was meant to be.
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Rosemary Simm 5:34pm January 10, 2014)

Southern fiction, especially historical, is one of my favorite genres. If its set in the South, count me in to win! Thanks!
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Susan Coster 6:12pm January 10, 2014)

thank you for the chance! Who is your favorite author to read?
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Vickie Schultz 6:37pm January 10, 2014)

I have not read any of M.K. Reynolds books. However if this is
as "can't put it down" as it appears, I have something to look
forward to.
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Mildred Mayo 6:43pm January 10, 2014)

It sounds like you write great stories. I tend to get involved with some characters more than others. Hope I get to read your books.
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Carol Woodruff 7:00pm January 10, 2014)

civil War romance, just my favorite read. Really enjoyed your blog.
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Sheila True 8:12pm January 10, 2014)

I am so sad to see the end of the trilogy! I love the
Hanley's!!
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Laurie Murphy 8:23pm January 10, 2014)

you are a new author to me...another book for my TBR list!!! Sometimes it seems the characters live here....
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Barbara Studer 8:42pm January 10, 2014)

When the characters have distinguished and colorful backgrounds, I remember them so vividly. Another thing is this is one of my favorite historical era.
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Kai Wong 12:56pm January 11, 2014)

While I remember characters, while I am reading I am looking
in at their lives.
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Mary Preston 3:08am January 11, 2014)

Looks interesting. I would love to review it - I review on several sites. I just finished The Quilted Heart which is set in Civil War.
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Jane Squires 2:18pm January 11, 2014)

Your Heirs of Ireland series sounds very good. I think with any good book I'm reading, I become involved with the characters as if I'm there living it along with them, and they stay with me long after the book is finished. I look forward to reading these books, and I must say they all have very beautiful book covers!
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Linda Luinstra 4:07pm January 11, 2014)

If a book manages to draw me so far into the story that I start to "imagine" the scenes and picture the characters in my mind, then I call it a keeper and it goes on my "re-read" bookshelf. If I can empathize with or feel a sense of connection to the storyline, then I find myself wanting to know more and then I end up just hoping that it is one book in a LONG series of stories.
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Donna Holmberg 4:48pm January 11, 2014)

I love the characters and think of them even after I have long finished a
book.
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Melanie Backus 10:23pm January 12, 2014)

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