Books tagged: potato famine

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Annapolis Valley Bound
Series: Nova Scotia by Chance, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,160. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 13, 2017 by 4 Paws Games and Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Christian » Historical
In this story, the Stewarts settle into the community and Merry gives birth to their child. It is not long after that many from Ireland start travelling over, while bringing typhus along with them. Follow them as they look for new land and a new home, having to leave much that they love behind again. Once more, Joan Newcomb shares her family tales passed down to her in book 2 of the series.
Hidden in the Early Light
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,820. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Katy was 16 when the hard times came. Her father disappeared in the night and her mother left her with a tiny baby sister. She was suddenly thrust into the role of caretaker. It was a responsibility she didn’t want. The farming life was not for her and now she had to find a way to survive and to keep her younger brothers from starving. How could she ever be free of a life she hadn’t chosen?
The Hunger Man
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 118,010. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2017 by NineStar Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
At the outset of the Great Irish Potato Famine of 1845-50, a family of Irish revolutionaries attacks a British food convoy and kidnaps a young English officer named Julian Hawke. This first act of overt rebellion unleashes a series of events that both inextricably ties the O’Rahilly clan to Hawke and to the gay seanachie (storyteller) Ciaran Leath, but also seals their fates.
Castaways
Series: Nova Scotia by Chance, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,900. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 5, 2016 by 4 Paws Games and Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Joan Newcomb shares her family history in this tale about the Stewarts and the potato famine in Ireland.
Portrait in Gold
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 119,070. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
When Kate McGovern reads the journals given to her by her grandmother, her life changes forever. Written by a distant relative, the fascinating journal tells the story of Katherine Collins during the mid-eighteen hundreds in Ireland. As Kate continues to read the journals, she begins to unravel the mystery of a missing necklace and a small portrait that were a part of her family’s legacy.
Take the High Road, an Irish Odyssey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,690. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
It is August of 1851, This is the story of an Irish Catholic merchant family and the seventeen year old son of peasant farmers who lose everything as the result of religious persecution, laws imposed by the British Crown and a devastating famine. Their faith and resiliency bring them through one challenge after another as they leave their old lives behind hoping for a better life in America.
The Blight
Price: Free! Words: 380. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
The Blight is a poem commemorating the irish potato famine that occurred between 1845-1852 where entire families emigrated to Canada and the U.S. The entire country is said to have decreased in population by 20% due to the fleeing families and starvation. With a staggering total death count estimated at 1 million.