A Cruel Harvest Author:Paul Reid Ireland 1790: In the midst of a violent storm, the small fishing village of Dromkeen comes under attack by Moorish pirates. Dromkeen is a poor settlement, but it is rich in what the pirates are hunting: slaves. Among those captured in the surprise raid is the young farmer Brannon Ryan, whose strength and fortitude make him a valuabel commodi... more »ty in the slave markets of N. Africa. He is sold into servitude, forced to become a soldier of the sadistic sultan of Morocco. All the while, his heart remains in Ireland, where he can only hope that his beloved Orlaith has bmet a better fate.
Back in Dromkeen, Orlaith has indeed survied, but she now faces a new nightmare. Widowedd with an infant sone and unable to manage her farm without Brannon's help, Orlaigh is forced to choose between watching her child starve to death or consenting to marry a man she does not love. With her farm in destitution, Orlaith must make a terrible decision and suffer its consequences.« less