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In this compelling, richly researched novel, author Andrew Joyce tells a story of determination and grit as the Mahoney clan fights to gain a foothold in America. From the first page to the last, fans of Edward Rutherfurd and W. Michael Gear will enjoy this riveting, historically accurate tale of adventure, endurance, and hope.

In the second year of an Gorta Mhór—the G

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Kindle Edition, 495 pages
Published May 19th 2019 by William Birch & Assoc.
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Barb Taub
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Devin Mahoney, the descendant of kings, lay on the dirt floor of his small, dark cabin, waiting for Death to take him by the hand and lead him out of this world of misery."

It’s not exactly the first line of Andrew Joyce’s new generational saga Mahoney, but I’m betting it was the one he wrote first. Mahoney is a coming of age story in three parts, both for the three generations of an Irish immigrant family it encompasses, and even more for America, the country they help to shape.

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Sally Cronin
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There are some books that engage you from the first page to the last

There are an estimated 76 million people around the world who claim Irish ancestry with around 42 million in the United States. I am one of those with origins in County Cork at the time of the Great Famine.

This makes Mahoney a must read for all whose roots lie in this small island republic with only a population of 4.5 million today. The first chapters are chilling as we read of the devastating  famine, and the treatment by the
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Terry Tyler
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read this book via an ARC from the author, for Rosie Amber's Book Review Team. The fact that it was free has not affected the content of this honest review.

I adore family sagas through the generations, and have a great interest in American history of the last two hundred years, so I leapt on this book when I saw it on the review team list.

The book is split into three sections: Devin, the 19 year old from Ireland eager to make his fortune in America, his son, Dillon, who sets out to travel west
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Grady
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
‘It started as a dream…but first, the nightmare had to be endured’

Massachusetts author Andrew Joyce took a leaping chance on providing follow-ups to an American classic Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn - and oddly enough he succeeded: REDEMPTION: THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN AND TOM SAWYER was voted Best Western novel n 2013! Joyce is an inveterate hitchhiker and doubtless that lifestyle has supplied him with the rich imagination he so freely offered in his book YELLOW HAIR – another award
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Colleen M. Chesebro
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As of fan of Joyce’s western-themed novels, I couldn’t wait to read this book! “Mahoney,” chronicles the lives of three generations of men detailing the trials and tribulations of their father-son relationships bound together by a proud Irish heritage.

Part one delves into Devin Mahoney’s story. The reader learns how he immigrated from Ireland to the United States to escape the potato famine. From the perils of the ship crossing to his escape off the death ship, Devin finds America full of discri
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D. Peach
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mahoney is a family saga that follows the lives of three generations of fathers and sons. Part I chronicles the immigration of Devin Mahoney from Ireland to the US in the mid-1850s to escape the potato famine. Despite rampant discrimination, he contributes to the growing nation as a brick-layer and railroad man. Part II extends into the American West with Devin’s son, Dillon, who becomes a US Marshal and California oilman. Part III transitions to the story of David Mahoney as he rediscovers the ...more
Pamela Beckford
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Joyce spins a tale of three generations of Mahoneys in a way that keeps the reader engaged and waiting for the next page. I loved the Irish stories of Devin, the Wild West stories of Dillon and the coming of age stories of David. This is a book for anyone who wants to get lost in the lives of the characters. Highly recommend it.
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Andrew Joyce left home at seventeen to hitchhike throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. He wouldn't return from his journey until years later when he decided to become a writer. Joyce has written seven books. His first novel, Redemption: The Further Adventures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, was awarded the Editors' Choice Award for Best Western of 2013. A subsequent novel, Yellow Hair, received the ...more
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