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Patrick's Journey: 18th Century Irish Convict finds life and love (The Rourke Saga Book 1) by [Roy Humphreys]

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"Mr Humphreys has done his research, and the resulting historical setting is well presented, with a lot of information woven into the narrative" - Historical Novel Society

"This historical fiction novel is interesting and enjoyable, while being heart breaking yet uplifting. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Patrick's Journey to lovers of historical fiction" - Brenda from Goodreads

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Patrick's Journey  could be described as simply an entertaining "romance/adventure" novel, but the story goes deeper than that. The "Journey" in the story is twofold, there is the physical journey from one mode of existence in Ireland to a completely different one in Australia and the emotional/spiritual journey that accompanies such drastic changes in Patrick's world.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00OPJ6JM0
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 20, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2227 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 436 pages
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    4.3 out of 5 stars 363 ratings

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Roy Humphreys is retired (from paid work) and lives with wife Denise and daughter Rachael in the southern suburbs of Sydney, NSW, Australia. His primary focus is now his family (four children, 8 grandchildren). He also finds time for running (cross country in the Royal National Park area), fishing and, sometimes, writing.

Patrick's Journey is based on the real life story of his great grandfather, 6 generations back, that he heard about at a family reunion many years ago. It was a story that he felt needed telling, but never had the time until retirement came in 2012.

Subsequent research revealed a significant amount of information had already been published about Patrick's life or incidents he was involved with (e.g. the voyage of the Boddington). The novel represents a fictional portrayal of the historical facts in an attempt to capture the emotional and physical journeys that Patrick must have been subjected to as he is transformed from a headstrong Irish teenager into one of the first white settlers in a strange new land.

The following books Diary Of A Prodigal and Deviations From Paradise continue the family saga in the early years of Australian settlement. For more details see https://sites.google.com/view/royhumphreys-author/home

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