As always, I'm excited to share my life and work with you each week. This Sunday, however, will be spectacular.
They lie dead in the weeds.
According to ancient Irish tradition, the wren would command the birds and the king would become the pauper for one day. For life to be restored to its natural state, the wren must be hunted and slain.
Dead Bird in the Weeds relates the tale of trodden people rising as wrens to win freedom from the tyranny of England during the 1798 rebellion in Ireland.
This is the story of one such wren named Aisling Doran, a peasant in Wexford, Ireland. Compelled by the murder of her father, the loss of her faith, and the yearning of her being to end the anguish she must endure, this daring young woman joins the revolutionary United Irishmen. Throughout the fields, hills, meadows, and mountains, she and her family wage war for liberty.
During this struggle for independence, Aisling finds the courage to love, to die, and most importantly, to live.
Be sure to join me next week for a preview of E. Michaels' new children's mystery, The Mysterious House.
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