Wednesday, July 17, 2013

In Golden Splendor by Michael K. Reynolds

Imagine a blend of Jeremiah Johnson, Far and Away, with a smidge of Castaway thrown in for good measure and you'll have an idea of the adventure that awaits with Michael K. Reynolds novel In Golden Splendor. I mention these examples of the familiar to intrigue, to make you wonder how one can seemingly cross several different story lines and make it work, because work it does. Woven throughout is a story that is unique and special.

Somewhere out there an Irish lad named Seamus Hanley, a diamond in the rough, has found a letter. The photograph of a hauntingly beautiful woman named Ashlyn becomes his reason to forge ahead through many dangers, toils, and snares in hopes that someday they will meet.

Ashlyn is a damsel in distress with a heart of gold. Her passion is protecting and caring for orphans. With her father away prospecting, she is left alone to keep things afloat.

Will Divine Providence lend a hand in bringing these seemingly star crossed lovers together?

Michael K. Reynolds story exemplifies the pioneer spirit and actually makes it seem fun in In Golden Splendor-- An Heirs of Ireland novel.

Read on for more information from the people at B&H Books.

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

In Golden Splendor

• B&H Books (July 15, 2013)


Michael Reynolds


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.


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


Dana said...

You hooked me with the first line of your review! Sounds like a good story.

Happy Friday!

Rachna Chhabria said...

In Golden Splendor sounds like a good book.

How have you been Cheryl? How is the writing going?

Cheryl Klarich said...

Hi Dana! Thank you so much! My husband's favorite movie is Jeremiah Johnson... This book had a fun combination of elements that really worked!

Rachna! You always bless me! I am doing really well, thank you!
Summer always goes so fast... I've been reading, reviewing a bit and taking care of my big family who are in various stages of schooling and adventure!

Bless you!!