Inspirational Historical Romance
Swept into Destiny
By Catherine Ulrich Brakefield
Publisher: CrossRiver Media Group
Published: May 2017
Swept into Destiny relates the story of Irish immigrant Ben McConnell and his encounter with the spunky Maggie Gatlan. The story opens in 1857 in Tennessee and carries us through the tumultuous years leading up to and through the Civil War.
Loyal but impetuous, faithful but reckless, Maggie Gatlan’s love for the slaves and undervalued Irish immigrants is her greatest weakness. When the Civil War sweeps the horizon, and she falls in love with Ben McConnell. Maggie’s strength–her loyalty to her heritage–now holds her heart in bondage and her life in peril. Was Ben right? Had this Irish immigrant perceived the truth of what God had predestined for America?