L. Katherine Dailey Fruits of the Famine

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Fruits of the Famine

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Come along on an adverture that begins in Ireland during the Great Famine and climaxes in 1875 New York. When Amanda Darby's father dies, she must decide whether to live in poverty in her beloved homeland or sail to America with her sister--using a stranger's travel documents. Opting to emigrate, she meets American rancher Benjamin Grayson, and their friendship escalates into an unexpected romance. However, Amanda's new life is threatened when the woman whose identity she borrowed is accused of a crime and Amanda is the prime suspect.

Afraid to share her secret with Benjamin Grayson, she discovers that he, too, has something to hide, something that forever will keep them apart. Returning to Ireland in a state of despair, she receives shocking news that sends her rushing back to America--only to find that Benjamin has disappeared.

This intriguing love story twists and turns through a series of surprising developments as Amanda mourns the loss of what might have been and seeks to understand the tragedy that altered the course of their lives.

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Fruits of the Famine is the first of several historical fiction books we plan to publish. This one caught our attention on the first read when our editor couldn't put it down until she reached the last page. The characters are fresh and three-dimensional, dialog is wonderfully realistic, and the intricate plot is smooth and well-woven. Surprise after surprise delights and engages the reader, spurring him or her on the next chapter. We are very pleased to have been chosen by L. Katherine Dailey to publish this beautifully written story.

About the Author:

A native of Colorado, L. Katherine Dailey has been writing since she was a teenager. Fruits of the Famine is the third of four novels she has produced since 2000. The fourth will be going to press in the Spring of 2005.

Inspired by the writings of Jane Austen and a longing for simpler times, she sets her stories in the exciting era before the dawn of technology when women were beginning to come into their own and a degree of chivalry still remained. She revels in the challenge of writing innocently fun and soul-stirring tales.

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