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 valuable commodity in the slave markets
of North 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 met a better fate.
Back in Dromkeen, Orlaith has indeed survived, but she now
faces a new nightmare. Widowed with an infant son and unable to manage her farm
without Brannon’s help, Orlaith 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
Stretching from the windswept coast of Ireland to the
sun-baked hills of Morocco, A Cruel
Harvest chronicles the adventures and heartbreaks that tie Brannon and
Orlaith, no matter how distant their separation. Download and start listening now!