Sunday, December 8, 2013

Flight Of The Earls by Michael K Reynolds

Product DetailsI was in a quandry as to whether I should give this book 4 stars or 5. I think maybe 4 1/2. The story itself is a five. It takes you from the potato famine in Ireland to the NY slums, to the oppulance of the so called "Irish Society", down to the war in Mexico and back to Ireland. So a lot of good reading with twists and turns and unexpected revelations. Its an adventure with mystery/ intrigue and some light romance.

And perhaps its the romance that didn't quite resonate with me. The heroine seems too... good. Nothing seems to really faze her, even when her brother loses everything they own in a gambling game (and thats not the first stupid thing he does nor the last) she hugs him and tells him its ok. You're like, "really"? But no, she takes it all in stride. So I guess its no surprise when she meets a man who is perfect too. And as much as the book tells you they're in love I didn't really understand why (other than that he made her feel safe) and I didn't feel the chemistry which was a shame. But since romance really isnt the main focus of the book anyway it's not a deal breaker, the book is still worth reading.

The Flight Of The Earls is listed as Christian fiction; but don't let that put you off, there is absolutely no preachiness whatsoever.It really is just a book that has nothing offensive to Christians in it. No cussing, no sex, no magic, no gore.
I did enjoy this book and I think most people who like historical fiction will too. I would read more from this author. 

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