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ISBN:0692000399
Author: Susan Denning
ISBN13: 978-0692000397
Title: FAR AWAY HOME, an Historical Novel of the American West: Aislynn's Story- Book I
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Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: TSTD,LLC/ DBA No Limit Press; Ind ed. edition (March 16, 2011)
Pages: 346

FAR AWAY HOME, an Historical Novel of the American West: Aislynn's Story- Book I by Susan Denning



I had purchased Far Away Home some time back. So as I closed the other book I started in on Far Away Home. I fell in love with it immediately! I love the main character, Asilynn. She was so determined to do as she wanted but at the same time she had suffered so many losses, starting when she was a mere child! I knew from the moment she met Liam that someday they would be together. I really hated the end of the book. it left so many questions about what direction it would take. The complex and intriguing characters she creates to stand amidst the elements of the period are well defined as well.

Yvette said: I have mixed feelings about this book  . Aislynn's journey begins in a New York City tenement and leads her across the frontier to a Utah mining camp where she must cope with the three very different men in her life: smart, solicitous Tim, good-natured, good-guy Johnny and the intense but intriguing Liam Moran. Life in the roughshod camp brings small joys and devastating losses. The novel races through authentic experiences involving historical events until it erupts in an unexpected ending.

Wagon trains, the treacherous push West, shrinking Native American lands, gold and silver mining and the building of the trans- continental RR. There is plenty of romance and as in real life, there is no tidy ending, which may be why others panned the book. The heroine is strong willed and struggles with the constraints placed on women while holding on to some conventions herself. I drew the same concluding. The story was good  . Historical references bothered me because they were not quite correct but that was minor. Yes, Gone with the Wind.

Tagged as western, historical western, historical. This sequel begins where FAR AWAY HOME ends─. What is the cost of living life on your own terms? For a young woman on the American Frontier, the price can be high. Aislynn Maher trusted the wrong man. To conceal her disgrace, she abandons her job, her home, her family and friends

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I had purchased Far Away Home some time back.

The novel races through authentic experiences involving historical events until it erupts in an unexpected ending. In today’s troubled world, Far Away Home will make you believe no matter how many challenges fate sends your way, the human spirit can triumph. Genre: Historical fiction, Western. An Historical Novel of the American West Far Away Home Historical Fiction Historical Romance No Limit Press Susan Denning western romance.

Download Audiobooks by Susan Denning to your device. Audible provides the highest quality audio and narration. In 2011, I published the novel FAR AWAY HOME, about a young woman who left New York City in 1868 to start a new life in Utah. Up to that time, most of my writing focused on professional journals and texts. When I ventured into fiction, I wrote short stories. One received honorable mention in a NOW short story contest and was published in Creative Woman. EMBRACE THE WIND, an Historical Novel of the American West: Aislynn's Story- Book 2 debuted in March 2017. FAR AWAY HOME and the sequel, EMBRACE THE WIND, have become popular book club reads.

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Far Away Home : An Historical Novel of the American West.

In post-Civil War New York City, sixteen-year-old Aislynn Denehy cannot find a job, she has no place to live and no family to help her. Some might think this is a problem; Aislynn believes it is an opportunity, but she has a lot to learn. No formulaic romance, this well-researched love story depicts life as it truly was for the thousands of women who went west reaching for a new life. Aislynn's journey begins in a New York City tenement and leads her across the frontier to a Utah mining camp where she must cope with the three very different men in her life: smart, solicitous Tim, good-natured, good-guy Johnny and the intense but intriguing Liam Moran. Life in the roughshod camp brings small joys and devastating losses. The novel races through authentic experiences involving historical events until it erupts in an unexpected ending. In today's troubled world, Far Away Home will make you believe no matter how many challenges fate sends your way, the human spirit can triumph. Please note- The paperback edition of Far Away Home is a Print-on-Demand book and will ship in 4-5 business days.
Reviews: 7
Frostdefender
This book had me shaking my head over and over again and I had to really push myself to complete it. So much of the story line was implausible and it moved so fast sometimes I had to go back and re-read to see if I missed something. Nope, the author really does just zoom through births, deaths, murders, weddings, and tragedies in a single paragraph time and time again. *SPOILERS* How can a woman give birth or mourn her dead husband in just a few sentences?! How can Aislynn mourn her dead husband and baby on one page but sleep with Moran in the next? It's hard for me to understand what the author was thinking by leaving her readers so unsatisfied. I gave this book 2 stars instead of one because there were parts of it I couldn't put down but overall it was frequently reminiscent of a flimsy romance novel with a Scarlett O'Hara wannabe protagonist. The trip West was also unsatisfying and unrealistic. Pies with cream on the Oregon Trail - really? The author also missed an amazing opportunity to actually describe the scenery. I ended up Googling some of the landmarks mentioned so I could have a picture in my mind of the trip. I will skip the sequel, with no fear I will be missing out.
Buridora
I was reading another book that my daughter had recommended. But, it just didn't hold my interest. I had purchased Far Away Home some time back. So as I closed the other book I started in on Far Away Home. I fell in love with it immediately! I love the main character, Asilynn. She was so determined to do as she wanted but at the same time she had suffered so many losses, starting when she was a mere child! I knew from the moment she met Liam that someday they would be together. I really hated the end of the book. it left so many questions about what direction it would take. Was she with child, would Tim pick up being her protector? There were just to many questions left unanswered! So, yes I would recommend the book. But, if you are like me and you like things resolved with the main character of the book, you will be disappointed!
ChallengeMine
A great read that kept me on edge to the end. Aislynn has a very close relationship with Tim whom she has loved and wanted to marry when she was still just a young girl. They are each promised to someone else but that doesn't stop what Aislynn wants to happen. She follows him out west in hopes that things will work out as she wishes. She has many life changing events in her life that twist and turn to the end.

BOOK 2, Embrace the Wind, continues Aislynn's story and I'm excited to continue reading to find out what happens. Recommend this book to read in a quiet, comfortable spot with no interruptions.
Pooker
This is a good, entertaining book. Aislynn is the heroine of the story. She’s a young teenager when her parents die. The man she truly loves, Tim is her “guardian “. But this is 1867 in early America, in New York. Tim is going west to find work. Aislynn is almost like a super hero in the story. Without giving much of the story up, in her late teens she heads west to find Tim and seems to overcome lots of obstacles and problems. With her is Johnny Maher, the man her father promised her to. Aislynn is ahead of her time in her belief that women can do anything they set their mind to and several times she proves this point. She is 19-20 at the books end and has lived more of a life than many 50 year old women of the time. I enjoyed this book but am not sure if I will rush out to buy book two of the series. I will recommend this book to family and friends.
Kabandis
This novel begins before the Civil War, about Aislynn Denety a sixteen years old from New York City. She couldn't find work and had no family. She took care of her father until his death. Her mother died giving birth to Aislynn.

A young boy, Tim several years older than her always took care of her when she was young. This is a love story between Aislynn and Tim. When Tim leaves to go out West she wanted to go with him. But she waited until after her father's death then she followed Tim. A good friend of Tim's, Johnny went with her to ensure that she had a safe journey during her trip. They rode the stream train, a wagon train and walked for many miles out West.

Aislynn stayed and opened her own restaurant in the West. She was faced with difficulties and problems. The book did not have a good ending, it ended to fast. There is another book already out in this series, it will be my next read. I liked this author's writing style. If you are interesting in western stories you may want to read this series.
Kifer
Following the tragic death of her father, 17-year-old Aislynn Denehy finds herself orphaned and desperate to support herself in post-Civil War New York City. Short of options, Aislynn decides to head west to Utah territory - the place where her lifelong friend and unrequited love Tim Nolan went to seek his fortune the previous year. Aislynn is determined to make herself a wonderful future, both financially and alongside Tim as a husband.

Against her initial wishes, Johnny Maher - the young man whom Aislynn's father had wanted her to marry - decides he will accompany Aislynn on her journey.

As expected, Aislynn and Johnny encounter many hardships as they head West - Indians, law-spurning white men, difficult weather conditions and terrain. But it's all worth it, Aislynn believes, as she'll soon be reunited with Tim. But will she actually find the happily-ever-after ending she's imagined so many times?

Denning has clearly put a great deal of effort into researching 1860s life, both that of Irish immigrants in New York City and of the hopeful emigrants heading out West to find their fortunes. The complex and intriguing characters she creates to stand amidst the elements of the period are well defined as well.
Kecq
This starts in New York as people are moving west, the poor, immigrants, and Mormans headed to Utah to find religious freedom. The railway is just being completed. The heroine is brave, determined, I did not think she made great choices in romance. The history of the era was accurate and made it more interesting. Not likely to be a serious novel or a best seller. Given that the price was about a dollar it was worth it for an evening of reading. Overall I recommend it.