Flight of the Earls by Michael K. Reynolds ~ Review

Flight of the Earls (An Heirs of Ireland #1)My Review:

When the potato famine of 1846 hits Ireland, Clare and her brother Seamus head for America, along the way they are joined by Pierce who becomes a good friend. And in America they struggle to find their way, and face the fruit of their past, while starting over. They face war and tragedy, but also encountering love and hope, as their faith is tested.

Flight of the Earls was an interesting book, that was slow to start, but was filled with well done historical research that was well woven into the story. I really felt like I learned some new things when I read this book.

At times I felt that the pace of the book moved too slowly and at others it felt it was a bit rushed, which left me a tad baffled. Clare was an admirable heroine, and this book read like a coming of age tale for her, because she had to go out into the world and learn how to survive, and rescue her brother from trouble. Clare was very kind-hearted and loyal, and she had a careful sensibility about her.

Overall, this was an interesting book, that at times I struggled through. It would probably be best described as a historical coming of age tale, with meticulously researched details.

I received this e-copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thanks!

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