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The Duncullen Saga

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A Candace J. Carter trailer

Book Three has arrived!

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From author George R. Clark: “A fantastic read. A historical account of life along the Savannah River woven with fictional (as well as some actual) characters that give the reader a true feeling of South Carolina living during the American Revolution.”

 

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Just released!

AROON’s new trailer

by Candace J. Carter

 

 Book One: AROON

Ominous clouds loom over Duncullen Estate.
Are they created by mystical forces?
Or a family history of insanity?

Young heir Richard yearns for an academic life. But his father insists he abandon his foppish dreams and run the estate like a man. Will he defy his father’s tyrannical demands? Or is he destined for a dismal life that is not his own?

“Great read! Loved the way the author develops the characters. You don’t want to leave them when finished.”

“Twists to the story that I didn’t expect. The research the author did for authenticity is evident on every page.”

Finalist for 2018 Wishing Shelf Independent Book Award
2018 Semi-Finalist in the Kindle Book Awards–Literary Fiction
Winner of Carrie McCray Literary Award for Novel First Chapter
Finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s Literary Contest for Historical Fiction

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Book Two:

Harps Upon the Willows

Also newly released trailer!

by Candace J. Carter

 

Nan and Father Alistair walk a treacherous road.

One that leads directly to the gallows.

Landowners are evicting family after family. The result is homelessness and starvation. Irish peasants have had enough. But can the gentry be stopped?

Fifteen-year-old Nan is hell-bent on doing her bit. Little does she know her greatest enemy, Sir Richard Lynche, is her father.

Father Alistair spurs the rebels on, reminding them they are children of God. He becomes the gentry’s prime target in their quest to squelch the revolt. Will the priest’s own demons do him in first?

You’ll be swept up in this fast-paced saga based on actual incidents that rocked eighteenth-century Tipperary.

“I enjoyed every word and had a hard time putting it down. This is a sequel worth reading! I would give it more than 5 stars if it were possible!”

“WOW!!! A wonderful second story in this series. I was not disappointed. The story flowed. Loved every minute of it. I ended with a sigh, sorry to see it go.”

2018 Winner of the Kindle Book Award–Literary Fiction

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Book Three:

Patience Can Cook a Stone

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11 comments on “The Duncullen Saga

  1. Chris Hutto says:

    I just finished Aroon!! Wow! I could not put it down from the very beginning. Now I need the next book. I have to know what happens to little Nan. Historical fiction is my favorite genre of literature. You did an excellent job writing this one. Thank you for entertaining me with your talent!!

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    1. mbgibson345 says:

      Thank you. I’m thrilled that you liked it. Don’t worry–more Nan to come!

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  2. Ann Dupree says:

    Mary Beth, just finished reading your book and it was excellent, couldn’t but it down and can’t wait for your next one. Your folks would be so proud of you!

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    1. mbgibson345 says:

      Thank you, Ann. It means so much from someone who has known me as long as you have!

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  3. Helen Bottenfield says:

    Can’t wait for book 2!!

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  4. aughtry davis says:

    WOW! Mary Beth, I just finished reading both books. They were certainly page turners. Historical fiction is one of my favorite! Can’t wait for number 3! You did a wonderful job. Thank you for giving us another great
    southern author to follow.

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    1. mbgibson345 says:

      Thank you, Aughtry! That means so much and spurs me on even more to get Book Three finished.

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  5. It was so great meeting you in Augusta! I’m reading Aroon. It’s wonderful! I can’t wait to continue the series.

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  6. mbgibson345 says:

    So glad you’re enjoying it! Meeting you in Augusta made the day a pleasure. I’m looking forward to Gentleman of Misfortune!

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  7. Karol DeFalco says:

    Greetings from Skeheenarinky, Co. Tipperary. You know my husband, Ed.

    Just read “Aroon”. First of all, the book is user friendly: the paper, the print size, the short chapters, the story-telling through conversation rather than paragraphs of explanation about Penal Laws, landlords, etc.

    It was fun to see local names and places in “Aroon”: John “Jack” Bridge, Mr. Hogan, Kilmacthomas, Clonmel, the Galty mountains, etc.

    My familiarity is with 19th century landlordism. “Aroon” has opened my eyes to that of the 18th century. Thanks for that.

    Although I had heard ‘Shule Aroon’ several times, I had never paid attention to it. Thanks for broadening my knowledge there, too.

    As everyone else has said, I couldn’t put the book down. Stayed awake long into the night, reading it. Don’t recommend reading about Maeve and Tara’s departure from Duncullen if the reader is just about to try to get to sleep.

    Thanks for “Aroon”, Mary Beth. Now, on to “Harps Among the WIllows”.

    Karol DeFalco

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    1. mbgibson345 says:

      Karol,
      I’m so excited to hear from you, and especially pleased that you enjoyed the book. From your comments, I think you will find Harps Upon the Willows even more interesting as it incorporates many events I learned about from Ed’s book on Nicholas Sheehy. Thank you for reading Aroon. I look forward to hearing from you again. Merry Christmas to you both!
      Mary Beth

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