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Only the River Runs Free (Galway Chronicles, Bk 1)
Only the River Runs Free - Galway Chronicles, Bk 1
Author: Bodie Thoene, Brock Thoene
Only the River Runs Free is an action-packed story of Ireland in the 1830's and 40's. It was a time when English landlords held power over Irish tenant farmers and seeds of bitterness were sown that would last for generations. In an endeavor to eliminate all influences of Irish heritage, the English forced an intellectual and sp...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780785270584
ISBN-10: 0785270582
Publication Date: 1/10/1997
Pages: 269
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed Only the River Runs Free (Galway Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 28 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This was so great I wanted to go on to the next in the series. I couldn't get it. If you are going to read this get the next one at the same time you will certainly want to keep reading the series.
reviewed Only the River Runs Free (Galway Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 49 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Truly enjoyed this book. It is one in a series of 4 and I am excited to begin the second. Don't miss reading the prologue as it is essential to the storyline.
The rich irish heritage and history is fascinating and the characters are engaging.
reviewed Only the River Runs Free (Galway Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 134 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful-as are all Thoenes' books. I love their historical writing!
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The Galway Chronicles
The village is in sore need of a miracle. Struggling under grinding poverty & a greedy landlord. Ballynockanor is a story of a thousand Irish villages where an English usurper is despised by his Irish tenants
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Fabulous book but I have two copies! This is a story about Ireland during the "Great Hunger" and the people who helped and survived. It is a love story on many levels. The series is a must read. The series defined Irish history and the "Gorta Mor" like nothing I have ever read. The writing is emotionally powerful, incredibly skilled and intelligent in presentation. It is brim full of their evident passion for the people and the times they portray. Brock and Bodie Thoene are authors for our time! Fifty years from now people will still be reading and marveling over their work. They are the best historical novelists of their generation.
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reviewed Only the River Runs Free (Galway Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 2 more book reviews
Wow! The Thoene's do it again! They certainly did deliver. They gave a good overview of some of Ireland's torrid history and gave a face to the revolutions of old. Along the way, we follow one family's fight to live amongst this corrupt system that kept them enslaved to the English for years, much like America's sharecroppers were.

Well done! Easy read, great story!
reviewed Only the River Runs Free (Galway Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 163 more book reviews
A great book the beginning of the Galway Chronicles.... Setting is back in Irealand in the 1700 and 1800's when the british rule. Another good read from the Thoene's. dg

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