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Stories for His Glory

Songs of Shenandoah by Michael K. Reynolds January 9, 2014

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 2:20 pm
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This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Songs of the Shenandoah

B&H Books (January 1, 2014)
Michael Reynolds


Michael K. Reynolds is a writer with more than two decades of experience in crafting fiction, non-fiction, journalism, copywriting and documentary production. He is the author of a series of Irish historical novels published by B&H Publishing Group. These highly acclaimed books are available in bookstores and libraries across the nation and beyond.

Michael is the writer and producer of an Emmy and Telly award-winning series of documentaries titled, Crystal Darkness. These thirty minute anti-meth films have been heavily promoted and broadcast in cities and states throughout the United States and Mexico. They have been viewed collectedly by more than 10 million people and the message has reached more than 30 million to date.

He also has wide experience as a speaker and on-air personality and has been interviewed on a variety of newspapers, radio stations and televisions networks throughout the nation.

Michael earned his B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of California, San Diego and lives in Reno with his wife and three children. He is active in marketplace, marriage, small group and men’s ministries as a leader and speaker.


At the onset of the Civil War, Seamus heeds his wife’s wishes to return to her beloved family farm in the South, where he takes a post as chaplain for General Stonewall Jackson’s brigade. As Seamus ministers to the troops, his sister Clare ministers in a different way—by being a powerful voice in the Northern cause toward freeing the slaves. All this while their youngest brother Davin, who became wealthy during the Gold Rush, struggles to find love and identity in a fallen world. It’s a clash of loyalties and beliefs that threaten the entire family, each of them trying to hear God’s encouragement in the midst of the tragedy of war. The dramatic conclusion to the acclaimed Heirs of Ireland Series.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Songs of the Shenandoah, go HERE.
My thoughts:

Any book that has Irishman and the Civil War in it I am bound to enjoy. This book made me want to go back and re-read another book with those two components, Gone With the Wind.

Songs of Shenandoah is a beautiful epic tale. The last book in the Heirs of Ireland series will make you sad to say good-bye to these beloved characters.

I only read the last two books and I did not feel lost at all. I think you could even read this book alone and still fully understand the story.

This book has everything a great story needs. Strong characters who you will love, a tense plot that will have you gripping the pages at times, romance and a bit of mystery too. What more could you ask for?

My favorite story line was that of Davin and Muriel. I really liked both of these characters and kept hoping for Davin to come to know and trust God. But, you’ll just have to read the book yourself to see if that happens 🙂

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble,, Deeper Shopping or Books-A-Million.

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance in exchange for an honest review.


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