New story: “Seekers”

The story covers a turbulent period in the lives of a young couple, that results in their flight from their homeland, Ireland, in 1881.  Set primarily in Drogheda, Ireland, “Seekers” is fiction based on the lives of John A. Kelly and Margaret J. Marrey, my great-grandfather and great-grandmother.

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Patrick Kelly


4 thoughts on “New story: “Seekers”

  1. Just finished your novel after reading 53 pages last night. I don’t think I could put justice in words describing what I just read but I will try. Wow, just plain Wow, very well written, compelling story. You have a winner!! More to come I hope, possible series?


  2. I started reading your story a couple nights ago. I’m on Part 8, page 53. Thoroughly enjoying the story! Eager to see how John and his IRB affiliation pans out. I enjoy hearing about his time management skills and strategies to be efficient. Kelly character traits for sure! I would feel incomplete if I did not read the story with a pen in hand, marking grammar errors. That is the teacher in me coming out. I can share them with you or not. Doesn’t matter to me.  I will let you know when I finish it. I wanted to give you some feedback half way through. You’ve peaked my interest and I’m anxious to see how you resolve the conflicts in this story. Wonderful imagery in several places. Rich in historical details. Great read!Terry

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  3. Engaging story! Thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I would have appreciated more details at the end as far as how it went for Margaret to come to America and how her family responded. I felt I got to know the characters quite well and wanted to know more – the sign of a good writer! Eager to read your next story!


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