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  • Posted May 16, 2010

    A Journey to Healing

    This is my first Frank Delaney novel but it won't be my last. I was thoroughly involved with "Shannon" from the beginning to the end.

    This is a story about a World War 1 veteran, a priest decorated for bravery, diagnosed with shell shock following horrific experiences in battle. Although the name for his condition has changed, it is now called post traumatic stress disorder, the condition is still prevalent among those who have fought for their countries in foreign lands. This common condition experienced by veterans of all wars lends a present day aspect to this one veteran's journey to regain his mental, physical and spiritual self.

    As part of his healing process, this young priest travels from Boston to Ireland to trace his family roots. His family name, Shannon, may have originated with the river of the same name. The process, both therapeutic and personal takes him up and back down the banks of the Shannon river. His experiences and the people he meets form the background for this story which also involves the Catholic church both directly and indirectly in ways in which he is unaware.

    Shannon is a story of intrigue mixed with humor told in a gentle, straightforward manner. For one who has been fortunate enough to have visited Ireland, it makes me wish to return. For those who have never been it should inspire them to go.

    Frank Delaney has the true Irish storyteller's gift for entrancing his readers. He also lovingly describes the land and it's people.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

    A good story to share.

    This was my first Frank Delany book & I really enjoyed it. His characters are so rich & believable. His description of Ireland is beautiful. I liked the story. I wasn't sure just how things were going to wrap up. This is a book to share, just make sure you get it back so you can visit with it again.

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  • Posted June 29, 2009

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    In the traditon of Ireland the Novel

    The wonderful irish style of the author is carried through out the book. As with Ireland the novel, the book has stories within stories. The people in the book are wonderfully developed to the point that they become full in the mind;s eye,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2009

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    A Captivating Page Turner

    The perfect book for curling up in a cozy corner and following the hero as mysteries, danger and intrigue become a part of his journey along the River Shannon.

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