Scattered Seeds

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Scattered Seeds by Julie DohertyIn 18th century Ireland, a drought forces destitute Ulstermen Edward and Henry McConnell to assume false names and escape to America with the one valuable thing they still own–their ancestors’ gold torc.

Edward must leave love behind. Henry finds it in the foul belly of The Charming Hannah, only to lose it when an elusive trader purchases his sweetheart’s indenture.

With nothing but broken hearts, a lame ox, and the torc they cannot sell without invoking an ancient curse, they head for the wilderness of Cumberland County, where all hope of survival rests upon getting the seed in the ground. Under constant threat of French and Indian attack, they endure crushing toil and hardship, and by summer, they have wheat for their reward—and news of Henry’s lost love. They emerge from isolation and follow her trail to Philadelphia, unaware that her cruel new master awaits them there, his heart set on obtaining the priceless torc they protect.

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