Barbados 1652. In the aftermath of the English Civil War, the vanquished are uprooted and scattered to the ends of the earth.
When marauding English soldiers descend on Mairead O'Coneill's family farm, she is sold into indentured servitude. After surviving a harrowing voyage, the young Irish woman is auctioned off to a Barbados sugar plantation where she is thrust into a hostile world of depravation and heartbreak. Though stripped of her freedom, Mairead refuses to surrender her dignity.
Scottish prisoner of war Iain Johnstone has descended into hell. Under a blazing sun thousands of miles from home, he endures forced indentured labour in the unforgiving cane fields. As Iain plots his escape to save his men, his loyalties are tested by his yearning for Mairead and his desire to protect her.
With their future stolen, Mairead and Iain discover passion and freedom in each other's arms. Until one fateful night, a dramatic chain of events turns them into fugitives.
Severed Knot, the second instalment of the standalone series, Quest for the Three Kingdoms, is a B.R.A.G Medallion Honoree and a finalist for the 2019 Chaucer Award.
"Severed Knot is an exciting thriller that takes readers on a wild ride! So many emotional moments pull the reader in and refuse to let go until the last page . . . a truly unforgettable gem of a historic novel." InD'tale Magazine (Crowned Heart).
This book was an absolutely amazing read! The author brings the characters to life and it makes putting the book down impossible.