I'm delighted to announce that my novella, THE WINDS OF MORNING, gained an Honorable Mention in the Incipere Awards 2022 Historical Fiction category. This book is near and dear to my heart, as I wrote it after doing genealogical research with my niece. We found out that my father's family lived through An Gorta Mor … Continue reading Incipere Awards: The Winds of Morning Honorable Mention
DONOVAN FAMILY SAGA
THE WINDS OF MORNING Review from Readers’ Favorite
THE WINDS OF MORNING is a prequel novel to the Donovan Family Saga series. Author Gifford MacShane immerses us in Ireland in 1848 when the Great Famine still ravages Ireland and its people as entire families and towns are wiped out. Young Molly, recently orphaned, must do what she can to keep her younger brothers … Continue reading THE WINDS OF MORNING Review from Readers’ Favorite
There’s a new man in town!
Character Sketch: Reg I wasn’t more than two pages along in the new book when I realized I needed another character. At age 70 the patriarch of the clan, John Patrick, has accepted that he’s gotten too old to run the ranch by himself. Of his sons, Adam and Brian are living in the canyon … Continue reading There’s a new man in town!
The Woodsman’s Rose on Sale February 21 – 28, 2023
The Woodsman's Rose (Donovan Family Saga Book 2) is now on sale for $0.99 at most major digital retailers. When a friendship is shattered can a fragile young woman with the gift of insight heal the rift? "A historical romance lover’s dream,” says Candlelight Reading. 1880s Arizona Territory: Daniel Donovan wants two things: to get … Continue reading The Woodsman’s Rose on Sale February 21 – 28, 2023
The Woodsman’s Rose, Donovan Family Saga Book 2
When a friendship is shattered, can a fragile young woman with the gift of insight heal the rift? 1880s Arizona Territory. Daniel Donovan wants two things: to get married and to restore his friendship with Alec Twelve Trees. It’s just not that easy. Alec is raging about his mother's murderer, whose identity Daniel knows but … Continue reading The Woodsman’s Rose, Donovan Family Saga Book 2
RAINBOW MAN Earns Its First Ratings
The first reviews for RAINBOW MAN are in! Here are some snippets from them on Amazon, where the average rating is: 4.4 STARS - I felt the characters were well described as well as the scenes. It was easy to picture both. The closeness of the Donovan Family was wonderful. They were always there for … Continue reading RAINBOW MAN Earns Its First Ratings
RAINBOW MAN is here!
RAINBOW MAN has been published! And here's the lovely cover chosen by my newsletter subscribers: He'd follow her anywhere, regardless of danger, but her recklessness may lead to his doom. An evocative tale of passion and pitfalls. 1880s Arizona Territory: Renowned silversmith and accomplished woodsman Alec Twelve Trees is arrested and beaten by a rogue … Continue reading RAINBOW MAN is here!
THE WOODSMAN’S ROSE Character Sketch: Annie Griffiths
Annie is the fiancee of Daniel Donovan, a delicate girl who suffers from debilitating headaches. But Annie is also know as the best baker in their community, and she's volunteered to make a wedding cake for Daniel's brother Frank's wedding to Patricia Flaherty. This excerpt from THE WOODSMAN'S ROSE is inspired by her talents. Daniel … Continue reading THE WOODSMAN’S ROSE Character Sketch: Annie Griffiths
WHISPERS IN THE CANYON: Another 5-star review from Readers’ Favorite
This lovely review was written by K. C. Finn. (No spoilers!) "WHISPERS IN THE CANYON is a work of fiction in the historical, romance, and interpersonal drama sub-genres, and was penned by author Gifford MacShane. Written as the opening novel to the Donovan Family Saga of books, this work is largely suitable for all readerships, … Continue reading WHISPERS IN THE CANYON: Another 5-star review from Readers’ Favorite
THE WINDS OF MORNING, Donovan Family Saga Prequel
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 … Continue reading THE WINDS OF MORNING, Donovan Family Saga Prequel