First I have to say I AM a fan of Bodie and Brock Thoene. Not only do they write well, but they research their subjects thoroughly. I find their writings a marvelous way to gain historical knowledge which leads to a perspective on people and cultures that I didn't have in advance of reading their books.
The Galway Chronicles of which this book is 2nd in the series, is an excellent example. I knew little about Irish history and cultural life. Very eye-opening for me.
The Thoene's do a great job of bringing history to life through their fictional accounts. Through this series of books I am coming to understand a little more about the Catholic/Protestant conflict. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading these books.
Brand new book. Smoke-free home.
I've been given a second chance at my life, Joseph said to the preist.
A home, a true family. The things I imagined were lost to me forever, Father. It's a dream for me to be here. Can I risk the loss of the dream now?