THE RED TIN CHOCOLATE BOX
In order to survive the Irish Famine of 1847, the O’Clanahan family flees starvation in their beloved homeland. Life gradually improves in Charleston, South Carolina, but Fiona must not only adjust to the customs of a new country but to the rift that death and circumstances bring to her marriage. Fiona and husband Rory find themselves differing on most everything, especially the issue of slavery in the Antebellum South. Complications arise when Rory’s brother visits and Fiona is torn by her love for him. She must also hide her involvement in the Underground Railroad or risk losing what is left of her family, this time, not to starvation, but from her own actions. Her deeds could bring about her arrest and prosecution or maybe even cost her her life.
Author’s photo near Skibbereen, West Cork, Ireland (2010)
Author’s photo from exhibit at Skibbereen Heritage Centre, West Cork, Ireland (2010)