About Spirited Away – A Novel of the Stolen Irish by Maggie Plummer
In May 1653, young Frederica (Freddy) O’Brennan and her sister Aileen trust a stranger on an empty beach in western Ireland, inadvertently placing themselves in the crosshairs of Cromwell’s notorious Reign of Terror.
Freddy awakens in the crammed hold of a slave ship bound for Barbados. Ripped from their loved ones, she and Aileen endure the voyage – only to be wrenched apart when purchased at auction by sugar plantation owners from different islands. Freddy faces the brutal realities of life as a female Irish slave on a seventeenth century Barbados sugar plantation. Amidst the island’s treacherous beauty, she must find a way to bear her cruel Master’s abuse.
Heartsick with yearning for her family, Freddy reaches deep inside herself for the strength she needs to survive rape, beatings, and the harrowing spectacle of her Irish countrymen being flogged and starved to death. She is buoyed by powerful friendships with her fellow slaves – especially the Native American kitchen slave with whom she works long hours in the plantation cookhouse. The two women risk severe punishment by sneaking food and medicine to the suffering Irish and African field slaves.
Eventually Freddy braves much more for the sake of love and loyal friendship.
SPIRITED AWAY – A NOVEL OF THE STOLEN IRISH paints an intimate portrait of 1650s Irish slavery in the Caribbean.
Visit The Authors Website & Follow Them On Social Media
Learn More About The Author
Maggie Plummer is a multi-genre author based in western Montana (USA). She has penned five published novels – two historical novels set in the 1650s and three 1970s novels.
The author works from her home near the shores of Flathead Lake, where she loves hanging out with her sweet black lab, growing tomatoes, and reading good character-driven fiction.
Maggie’s first novel, SPIRITED AWAY – A Novel of the Stolen Irish, was a 2013 finalist in The Kindle Book Review’s Best Indie Book Awards (Literary Fiction Category). This bestselling historical novel, which paints an intimate, compelling portrait of 1650s Irish slavery in the Caribbean, has 273 reviews on Amazon (an average of 4.2 stars).
To help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, she is offering SPIRITED AWAY free on Kindle for five days: March 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15, 2022. Happy reading!