American Journeys

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About the author:
Richard began writing while living in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Carolynn. Last summer they moved to Dallas, Texas. They are the proud parents of three wonderful adult sons.
Richard is a 101st Airborne Division Vietnam veteran. After an education in mathematics, a 17-year career in manufacturing engineering and a 22-year career in software engineering, He started a career as an author. His other interests range from mathematical analysis and photography to anything with an engine.
Richard's current project includes writing American Journeys, a series of family saga/historical fiction novels, set in 1850 - 1900, about the predecessors to the characters in his Meant to Be Together series and their journeys from Ireland and across the United States. The second book in this series will be available later this year (2014).
In addition to the extensive research for his new series, Richard is also working on becoming a Texan, exploring another part of our beautiful country, and discovering the properties of p-adic numbers.

American Journeys
 

From Ireland to the Pacific Northwest (1847 - 1854)

Authored by Richard Alan

Forced by the Irish Potato Famine to seek steady work, Myra sails to America dreaming of a new future in which she can take care of her family. The only thing that mars her new life is her continuing hatred of Jews-they were the ones who collected taxes in Ireland and worked for the cruel landowners, throwing the destitute farmers off their land. Famine killed her young brother and sister and she's determined to get pregnant and let them live again through her children-husband or no husband. Myra meets David and her views of Jews are challenged. David's touch sparks a fire that drives her into his arms and his bed, heedless of anything but the pleasure that consumes her when they're together. Myra ignores her conscience, her values and her hatred in her relentless quest to achieve her desires, but no one, not even Myra could ever imagine her actions would change the destiny of several families...and the history of America.


Publication Date:
2014-09-24
ISBN/EAN13:
0991234227 / 9780991234226
Page Count:
366
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Historical / General




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