Good Fortune Sweet Journeys

He had found the good fortune and sweet journeys Rebecca had wished him so long ago. Michael surveyed his beautiful red-haired daughter, so vibrant in her youth, and was so very glad his journey had led him to her.

Good Fortune Sweet Journeys

With an insight he often wished he had not inherited, Michael Forester, a far-from-ordinary rural Missouri teacher nearing retirement, faces danger head-on with a wry smile and never-say-die determination. He is a Kelly from a long line of feisty Irish ancestors who first homesteaded the rough Ozark valleys along Flat Creek just after the American Civil War. He is compelled by the sight, as his Irish forbearers termed it, to travel to the lakes in the north. There, he seeks answers regarding his waking dreams and his foreboding of terrible difficulties that soon will follow. A craftsman and woodworker with an envious zest for living, Michael unwinds from teaching by building sturdy touring kayaks. He has tested their sea worthiness and his own metal on solo trips in northern Minnesota and on Lake Superior for almost a decade. In those wild places where Mother Nature and organized crime are oddly poised to cast terrible troubles his way, passionate intrigues from the past surface. They reweave an already complex fabric of difficulties. Death looms for Michael Forester on the wave-tossed islands of Lake Superior and ultimately back home in the steep hill country of the Ozarks. He refuses to run from evil forces, the endgame, front and center. Michaels courage astounds his enemies but not his friends. Forester just is, and you want him by your side when the devil knocks at your door. All should know that good fortune sweet journeys is a long-standing Irish farewell of hope for the traveler. The proud beginnings of an Irish American familys odyssey are revealed in Good Fortune Sweet Journeys, are continued in Recapturing Lisdoonvarna, and set to rest in the final book of this three-part series, Saint Francis in the Garden.

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Good Fortune Sweet Journeys
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Frank S. Johnson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-14 - Publisher: iUniverse

With an insight he often wished he had not inherited, Michael Forester, a far-from-ordinary rural Missouri teacher nearing retirement, faces danger head-on with a wry smile and never-say-die determination. He is a Kelly from a long line of feisty Irish ancestors who first homesteaded the rough Ozark valleys along Flat
Recapturing Lisdoonvarna
Language: en
Pages: 396
Authors: Frank S. Johnson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-20 - Publisher: iUniverse

Michael Forester returns. The origin of the Flat Creek boy’s grit becomes clear in Recapturing Lisdoonvarna, the prequel to Good Fortune Sweet Journeys. This is the story of a grieving Michael finding peace and also Sean Kelly, his red-headed ancestor, whose tenacity during the Civil War earned him the beautiful
Saint Francis in the Garden
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: Frank S. Johnson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-03 - Publisher: iUniverse

Saint Francis in the Garden, the third book of the Michael Forester series, brings full circle the Flat Creek boy’s gift that has in the past provided both insight and despair. Religious intolerance and corporate greed in the heartland provide the catalyst. His possession of the ‘sight’ influences his protection
The Sand Mountain Armadillo War
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: F. S. Johnson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-01 - Publisher: Frank Johnson

Impressed by the independence of American farmers and ranchers, the author has chronicled measured doses of their wisdom and grit in his writing. Although leaving rural Missouri repeatedly, his love of the land and family have always drawn him back and added a keener edge to his storytelling.This intense but
Sailing the Blue-Green Line
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Frank Johnson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-05-15 - Publisher: iUniverse

Stan Russell has a rebellious but honorable soul, and good scotch appears his only vice. Service in a foreign war leads him on a mission to heal. Putting college behind his youthful curiosity leads him to Key West and a vintage schooner captained by a benevolent old mariner. His ladies,