Sons of an Ancient Glory (Emerald Ballad Series #4) [NOOK Book]

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In Book Four of her bestselling The Emerald Ballad Series, BJ Hoff continues to build the drama and excitement of her sweeping mid-19th century Irish American saga.


In Ireland, poet, patriot, and schoolmaster Morgan Fitzgerald is locked in conflict with his closest friend's rebel son-who steals the heart of Morgan's adopted daughter. Among the streets of New York, Pastor Jess Dalton and his feisty wife, Kerry, continue to battle against ...

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Sons of an Ancient Glory (Emerald Ballad Series #4)

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Overview

In Book Four of her bestselling The Emerald Ballad Series, BJ Hoff continues to build the drama and excitement of her sweeping mid-19th century Irish American saga.


In Ireland, poet, patriot, and schoolmaster Morgan Fitzgerald is locked in conflict with his closest friend's rebel son-who steals the heart of Morgan's adopted daughter. Among the streets of New York, Pastor Jess Dalton and his feisty wife, Kerry, continue to battle against poverty and persecution while taking the Gospel to both the powerful and the poor of the city.


Readers will be swept into an epic tale of life and death, heartache and victory, all the while revealing the ancient, enduring glory of an entire people.


About This Series: BJ Hoff's Emerald Ballad series was one of the most memorable series published in the 1990s.  With combined sales of 300,000 copies, these beloved books found a place in the hearts of BJ's many fans.  Now redesigned and freshly covered the saga is available again to a new generation of readers-and BJ's many new fans due to her highly successful Amish series, The Riverhaven Years-The Emerald Ballad series will once again find an enthusiastic audience.

In Book 4, Evan explores unfamiliar frontiers in fatherhood and American music, Michael continues his fight to rid New York City of its vicious crime bosses while Sara fights her own battle against poverty and persecution in the slums. The Emerald Ballad series has sold over 90,000 books in just over a year.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - JoAn Watson Martin
The author tells stories of the Irish immigration experience. A "Cast of Characters" chart shows twenty-five personalities in the various books included in "The Emerald Ballad" series. Otherwise, the reader would be totally lost. Although her stories are set in early and middle nineteenth century, Hoff makes them relevant to the present. Michael, an immigrant living in New York City in 1849, is a police officer trying to quell the riots. The story moves back and forth from Dublin to NYC. Tierney Burke has been thrown in jail as soon as his ship docked. He has been abused by the police and is suffering a broken arm and cracked ribs. Morgan Fitzgerald has assured his friend Michael that he will take care of Michael's young rebellious son. Tierney is days late arriving in Dublin from NYC and Morgan is worried. A gypsy is thrown into Tierney's cell and they hatch a plot to escape. The tale stays in Dublin with the Fitzgeralds through the birth of a new baby. Morgan's promise to Tierney's father causes unending problems in his household. The author has narrowed each family's experiences so the reader begins to see how relationships reveal the different personalities and their various responses to similar circumstances. Billy Hogan's abuse from his "uncle" continues throughout the story. When his teacher, Evan, sets out to find out why Billy misses choir practice, Evan discovers an unbelievable situation. Billy's only relief and the only way he is able to endure is to repeat his mantra, "I'm not afraid. I'm not afraid." Another admirable, just off the boat character, Quinn O'Shea, has been put in the sewing room at the Shelter. She can hardly see and the tiny stitches required of her are impossible. The pious matron is abusive to the women she claims to be rescuing. Quinn determines to escape as soon as she can find a way. All the characters are searching for a better life, but they must first work through many difficulties. Their spirits are an inspiration. Reviewer: JoAn Watson Martin
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736940535
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Series: Emerald Ballad Series , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 256,783
  • File size: 537 KB

Meet the Author

BJ Hoff's bestselling historical novels continue to cross the boundaries of religion, language, and culture to capture a worldwide reading audience. Her books include Song of Erin and American Anthem and such popular series as The Riverhaven Years, The Mountain Song Legacy, and The Emerald Ballad. Hoff's stories, although set in the past, are always relevant to the present. Whether her characters move about in small country towns or metropolitan areas, reside in Amish settlements or in coal company houses, she creates communities where people can form relationships, raise families, pursue their faith, and experience the mountains and valleys of life. BJ and her husband make their home in Ohio.

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