Each month Abington Library will feature a favorite book from a faculty, staff member, or student. They will give a brief synopsis of their chosen book.
Janet Hill is an Adult Education instructor at ASU-Beebe, Searcy Campus.
The Bregdan Chronicles
Review by Janet Hill
If you like reading about the time period around the Civil War, you will like the Bregdan Chronicles by Ginny Dye. This series includes eight books with the ninth coming in the fall of 2016. It begins just before the Civil War on the Cromwell Plantation and continues through the war and following.
The Cromwell family is the center of the story, but their impact flows throughout to include so many more. It reflects the consequences of the choices made by the characters, both good and bad. These consequences affect us today. It is historical fiction, but so many of the characters you may recognize from history. It seems to be very historically accurate and draws you into that period of time.
Bregdan is a Gaelic term for weaving or braiding, meaning that every life is a part of the woven braid.
The Bregdan Principle:
Every life that has been lived until today is a part of the woven braid of life. It takes every person’s story to create history. Your life will help determine the course of history. You may think you don’t have much of an impact. You do. Every action you take will reflect in someone else’s life. Someone else’s decisions. Someone else’s future. Both good and bad.
I hope you will take a look at these books. I could not stop reading until I had read all eight and am anxiously awaiting number nine.