The Wind That Shakes the Corn: Memoirs of a Scots Irish Woman (Paperback)

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2018 INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD WINNER in Religious Fiction FIRST RUNNER-UP: Josiah W. Bancroft Award, Florida First Coast Writer's Festival FINALIST: Pirates Alley Society Faulkner/Wisdom Competition FINALIST: Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction Beginning in eighteenth century Ireland and then set against the background of a burgeoning America, The Wind That Shakes the Corn tells the story of the feistiness of Scots Irish immigrants, and the heart-held faith and courage that led their struggle toward individualism in America. Nell Dugan's hatred, but also her love and determination, spotlights the Irish, both Protestant and Catholic, who bring to Revolutionary America age-old grudges against longtime English rule. On Nell's wedding night in Ireland, English soldiers abduct her from the arms of her Scottish Lord and throw her on a ship, slave-fodder for a West Indies sugar plantation. But Nell uses her beauty and cunning to seduce the plantation owner's son who sneaks her away to pre-revolutionary Philadelphia where she agrees to marry him, keeping secret her marriage to the Scottish lord she truly loves, and swearing to pay back the English not only for her own kidnapping but also for her mother's hanging two decades earlier. A story of love, hate, revenge, and the ever-hovering choice to forgive. PRAISE: "Kaye Hinckley writes deeply textured stories with a distinctive voice. Characters caught up in complex relationships, seeking yet often rejecting redemption." --Arthur Powers, A Hero for the People "A talented and sensitive Catholic writer whose complex stories are gripping, memorable, and abounding in nourishment for readers hungry for substantial Christian fiction. -The Catholic World Report "The reader is delighted by beautiful prose, then challenged to examine the longings of the soul. In the process he learns about faith. --Dr. Ron O'Gorman, MD,"Fatal Rhythm.

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PRAISE: "Kaye Hinckley writes deeply textured stories with a distinctive voice. Characters caught up in complex relationships, seeking yet often rejecting redemption." --Arthur Powers, A Hero for the People
"A talented and sensitive Catholic writer whose complex stories are gripping, memorable, and abounding in nourishment for readers hungry for substantial Christian fiction. -The Catholic World Report "The reader is delighted by beautiful prose, then challenged to examine the longings of the soul. In the process he learns about faith. --Dr. Ron O'Gorman, MD,"Fatal Rhythm


Product Details
ISBN: 9781984271013
ISBN-10: 1984271016
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: January 28th, 2018
Pages: 488
Language: English