The Velvet Shadow (The Heirs of Cahira O'Connor #3)

by Angela Elwell Hunt

Paperback, 1999



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WaterBrook (1999), Edition: 1st, 416 pages


THE HEIRS OF CAHIRA O’CONNOR SERIES - BOOK THREE It is said that as Cahira, daughter of the great Irish king Rory O’Connor, lay dying of a wound from a Norman blade, she lifted her hand toward heaven and beseeched God that others would follow…breaking forth from the courses to which they are bound to restore right in this murderous world… To Kathleen O’Connor, Cahira’s story was nothing more than a legend–until research divulged that the tale was true. Stunned, Kathleen realizes she herself bears Cahira’s mark. Is she destined to continue the legacy? To find the truth, Kathleen must delve into the past to find the truth about The Heirs of Cahira O'Connor… When Flanna O’Connor, a young medical student in Boston, is cut off from her family in Charleston at the start of the Civil War, she decides to disguise herself and move south with the Union Army. While in disguise, she must prove herself as a soldier and a doctor, both to her messmates and to Major Alden Haynes, brother to the man she has tentatively agreed to marry. But when Flanna and Alden are trapped between two armies, can Flanna trust God with her future…and with the love she has sought all her life?… (more)


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416 p.; 8.25 inches


1578561310 / 9781578561315

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LibraryThing member VirginiaGill
I absolutely loved this book! Watching Flanna find herself, discover her strengths and convictions was awe inspiring. So much of the freedoms we have as women today began in the hearts of women like this character and all those real women who actually lived her story.
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