Swept into Destiny back Cover

One Brave Decision leads . . .

... to serious consequences. When Maggie Gatlan’s father hires cheap Irish labor to dredge out the snake-infested swampland she clashes with a fiercely proud Irish immigrant named Ben McConnell

Spirit Wind Manor's cavalier serenity is threatened by abolitionist John Brown and a new republic looms on the horizon with Abra­ham Lincoln's presidency. Succession spreads across the southern states as the fires of Civil War glow amber beams upon the hori­zon. Maggie is swept into its embers realizing she is in love with handsome and swashbuckling Irishman Ben McConnell.

Ben joins the Union Army. An unexpected chain of events leads her to question her loyalties. Conscience and consequence — did she care more for Ben or for her beloved South? Was Ben right? Had this Irish immigrant who’d adopted these United States as his, perceived the truth of what God had predestined for America?

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  Book 1 of a 4 book Series


A recent comment from  Catherine's editor if you liked Wilted Dandelions, you will love Swept into Destiny. 

Catherine's 1st book -

"The Wind of Destiny" (now out of print)

This book was the foundation for Catherine's 4 book "Destiny" series.

Great memories will be cherished with the printing of this book because it started it all! 

            Are you ready for Book 2?

Into Destiny's Whirlwind is arriving April 17, 2018. It is sure to become another winning book by the

         Award Winning Author

     Catherine Ulrich Brakefield


Wilted Dandelions -

- 2016 Small Publishers Book of the year

- Eric Hoffer Grand Prize Short List Award

- Eric Hoffer Grand Prize 2016 Winner