Swept into Destiny
One brave decision leads … to serious consequences. Maggie is secretly educating the slaves at Spirit Wind Manor. But the manor’s serenity is soon threatened by abolitionist John Brown. A new republic looms on the horizon and with Abraham Lincoln’s presidency; her countrymen’s anger escalates as secession spreads across the southern states.
With the fires of civil war glowing on the horizon, Maggie is swept into its embers realizing she is in love with the manor’s hardworking, handsome Irishman Ben McConnell. Ben joins the Union Army and Maggie is forced to call him her enemy. An unexpected chain of events leads her into choosing where her loyalties lie. Conscience and consequence—did she care more for Ben or for her beloved South?
As the battle between North and South rages, Maggie is torn. Was Ben right? Had this Irish immigrant perceived the truth of what God had predestined for America?
About Catherine Ulrich Brakefield (Flint, Michigan Author)
“My readers inspire my writing!” I am the author of three faith-based historical romances; The Wind of Destiny, Wilted Dandelions, and the first of a four book Destiny series, Swept into Destiny. Into Destiny’s Whirlwind is scheduled for April of 2018. I have also written two pictorial history books: Images of America: The Lapeer Area, and Images of America: Eastern Lapeer County.
I have written for numerous newspaper and magazine publications. My short stories have been published in: Guidepost Books- Extraordinary Answers to Prayers, Unexpected Answers and Desires of Your Heart; Baker Publishing Group-Revell, The Dog Next Door, Horse of my Heart, and Dogs/Rescue, scheduled for publication in early October, 2018; CrossRiver Media Publishers- The Benefit Package and Abba’s Promise; Bethany House Publishers-Jesus Talked to Me Today.