Harps Upon the Willows
“Some things are worth dying for.”
It is 1766. Nan Scully is surrounded by obscene poverty, worsened by the landowners’ heartless eviction of family after family. Realizing secret agrarian rebels are taking a stand, Nan is hell-bent on doing her bit. Little does she know her greatest enemy is her father, Sir Richard Lynche.
When Alistair Moore, local priest and boyhood friend of Sir Richard, speaks out against the gentry’s oppression, he becomes their prime target in the battle to crush the rebels. Yet, his own demons might do him in first.
Unbeknownst to either, Nan and Alistair’s fates become entwined on a treacherous road leading directly to the gallows.
Harps Upon the Willows is based on actual incidents that rocked 18th century Tipperary.
About M. B. Gibson (Aiken, South Carolina Author)
M. B. Gibson is the author of two historical novels set in Tipperary, Ireland. Her debut novel, Aroon, was awarded the 2012 Carrie McCray Literary Award for Novel First Chapter and, as part of The Petigru Review, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The sequel, Harps Upon the Willows, was released in early 2017. She is currently writing the third and final book of the series.
Gibson taught adolescents for over three decades. She passionately believes in the value and dignity of every human being, which she’s carried from her classroom to the pages of her books. She lives the quiet life with her husband in Blackville, South Carolina.