Beverly Ferebee Heyde's First Novel "Caty Maclean" Is a Riveting Story About a Young Girl's Experiences with the Toils of a New Life

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Set in North Carolina in the eighteenth century, Heyde's recent release "Caty Maclean" brings history alive in this adventurous tale of a Scotch girl's struggles of loss and fertility — and hope.

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To escape persecution from the English victors, fourteen-year-old Caty Maclean and her family board ship in 1749 to begin the perilous journey from the Isle of Mull, Scotland, across turbulent seas, to a new land. Death and destruction follow.

"On the farm in Cross Creek, Caty finds life intolerable." Feeling desperate and lonely, a hopeless desire to return to her childhood home, Caty's thoughts turn inward: "For a moment Caty found herself back on her beloved Isle of Mull, looking down on Salen Village from the crags rock-face, beholding all the wonderous sights she'd remembered. She heard the soft skirl of the bagpipe and the voices of laughter still whispering on the winds. In her mind's eye she could picture the children gathered around an old seannachie, listening dewy-eyed with rapt looks on upturned faces, to the stories one never got tired of hearing. For at each telling, the story grew bigger, the hero braver, the victory sweeter... There was within her a zest for life and adventure and the thrill of danger and the challenges of conquering that danger in a new world. But is was hard for her to accept this. She lifted her face high to the wind. The decision had already been made for her. It was up to her now. She had vowed never to look back. Only in memories would there be a remembrance of past times. And perhaps time would dim even those memories."

Beverly Ferebee Heyde reveals her passion for local history and genealogy in all her novels. Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Readers who wish to experience this heartwarming story "Caty Maclean," the first novel in the Family Saga series, can purchase the book at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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