On Distant Shores by Wes Snowden


1847. Ballyclaven, Ireland. A terrible famine has ravaged the devastated land. With little food to eat, young Jonathan Flynn is struggling to stay alive after losing his family in the course of a single fateful night.
Life is already bad, but Jonathan’s pride and youthful temper make him a dangerous enemy to his ruthless landlord, Lord Cavanaugh, who wouldn’t rest until he sends the young lad to gallows. With the assistance of a kindly family priest Jonathan finds a temporary hideaway in the infamous Scartagg workhouse, only to realize that the sinister warden of the workhouse is just one of the many villains’ fate has thrown his way.
Jonathan boards a ship to Boston hoping to start a new life on distant shores, but fate has other plans for him. Jonathon’s dream of escaping to America becomes a horrendous journey of never ending physical and mental torture. It’s his will to survive and a burning desire for vengeance that keeps Jonathan alive. And revenge is a dish best served cold…
More than a century later, when old secrets surface, threatening to unravel Flynn family’s present, Jonathon’s descendant, Rory O’Flynn must decide if he should let sleeping dogs lie…or not.

Bravo!!! Fantastic book! I wasn’t sure if I was going to like a historical book, but I sure did! I just couldn't put this book down. I had to know what was going to happen next! This sentence sums it all up! “…blood, determination, love and lust, murder and intrigue.” Enjoy! -Amazon Reviewer