Based on the ancient Irish legend of The Children of Lir
In pre-Celtic Ireland, Fionnuala was a fae princess, born to a life of luxury. She knew her duty and loved her family. She missed her mother, who died in childbirth when Fionnuala was but ten years old. Still, she had hopes and dreams of love and a full life.
All her dreams were stolen from her, ripped away in a torrent of envy and magic.
Now she must care for her three brothers while learning to live under an evil curse. Would she find a way to break the spell, or would they remain swans, tethered to three places for nine hundred years?
Ireland was no garden spot in 1846. People were dying from the potato blight. But Valentia McDowell didn’t realize that when she traveled in search of her grandmother’s family and a mythical family heirloom.
Legacy of Hunger won an award! First Place in the East Texas Writers’ Guild Book Awards – Published Historical Fiction First Chapter
Finalist in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards – Fiction Adult category, 2016
Gifted with a magical brooch, passed down in her family for generations, Esme finds herself isolated and ill in an unfamiliar land. Her sister plots to steal the family heirloom from her in order to exploit the magical powers for her own gain, and Esme must battle for survival of herself and those she loves.
Legacy of Luck: Historical fantasy set Ireland and Scotland in 1745
Irish Traveler Éamonn loves gambling, women, and drinking, not necessarily in that order. But he’s entangled in a true mess when he falls for fiery redhead, Katie. When she’s married to a Scottish Traveler, Éamonn travels to Scotland to find her, with the help of Katie’s sister and cousin, and the magical brooch gifted by his father. Their quest takes them across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Skye, encountering war, betrayal, death. In the end, Éamonn must make his own luck.
Legacy of Luck already won an award! Second Place in the East Texas Writers’ Guild Book Awards – Unpublished Historical Fiction First Chapter
Legacy of Luck has won the January 2017 Chill With A Book Readers’ Award!
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Come travel to the land of rugged mountains and men. My guide will show you how to plan your own trip, and not be a slave to the tour guide!
#1 Bestseller on Amazon!
Come travel to the land of magic and mystery. My guide will show you how to plan your own trip, and not be a slave to the tour guide!
In 1968, Julie was looking for adventure. What she found instead was herself, alone and pregnant, in a foreign country. She had some tough choices to make.
I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and a contemporary romance based on my parents’ 30-year search for true love. Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books.
– Better To Have Loved – Contemporary romance based on the true story of my parents’ 30-year search for love
– Legacy of Hunger – Historical fantasy set in 1846 Ireland
– Legacy of Truth – Historical fantasy set around 1800 Ireland. Prequel to Legacy of Hunger. Available now!
– Legacy of Luck – Released!!! Historical fantasy set in 1745 Ireland and Scotland. Prequel to Legacy of Truth.
– The Enchanted Swans – Historical fantasy set in 500 BCE Ireland, based on The Children of Lir, an Irish Fairy Tale. On pre-order now! Release date March 8, 2017.
– Call of the Morrigú – Historical fantasy set in 1797 Ireland. Submitted to publisher January 2017.