Can a young woman save her family from starvation? She’s their only hope & desperate enough for anything.
1848: the third year the potato crop failed in Ireland. The Protestant landlords have absconded back to Britain, leaving the Catholic peasants to fend for themselves, while the English feast on the massive amounts of Irish food they’re importing every day.
With two younger brothers to feed, Molly O’Brien takes her father’s place on the road gang, breaking rocks for a road that will run from her tiny village to the river and no farther. If the authorities find out, they’ll demand that her job be given to a boy.
Yet fifteen hours of back-breaking labor each day will not garner enough wages to even buy a loaf of bread. She is beyond despair. Beyond prayer.
Standing on the banks of the River Shannon, Molly makes a decision that will change her life in ways she can’t begin to imagine.
Based on true events, and set in Victorian Ireland during the Great Irish Potato Famine, this novel is filled with characters you’ll never forget & historical events you’ll wish you could.
“It is an outstanding book and well crafted piece of art… painted with strokes of creative brilliance.” – Goodreads Review
If you enjoyed The Killing Snows by Charles Egan and The Irishman’s Daughter by V. S. Alexander, you’re sure to love The Winds of Morning.
Will Molly be able to live with her decision? Or has she made the greatest mistake of her life? Click on the GET IT NOW button to read Molly’s story in THE WINDS OF MORNING today.