Emalyn’s story occurs during an obscure but significant time in modern Irish history. Her angelic experience, so much like my own as a child carries on to the next generation.
Modern Irish history can be as colorful as the ‘good old days’ and just as volatile. Attempts to modernize Irish society were met with resistance. We all know personally how change can be scary and threatening. When people are faced with progress that they resent due to fear and ignorance they can act with violence. When progress appears to be threatening economic comfort zones, those with the ‘endangered’ business interests can help provoke the ignorant and fearsome into dangerous actions. Drama in the Irish community revolving around progress may not have seemed such a big wave in the general motion of the planet, but it was high drama for Ireland. Intrigue and local terrorism which could help an angelic event in my life bloom into a treasure novel and bring a richer reading experience to you — all faithful and encouraging readers.
Emalyn’s Treasure was named 2019 April Book of the Month by Caleb and Linda Pirtle at Here Comes a Mystery.