Tears of Strathnaver

Tears of Strathnaver

3.3K Reads 49 Votes 4 Part Story
Sheena Macleod By she1209 Completed

Set against the backdrop of the Highland Clearances, Tears of Strathnaver reveals the growing fortitude of a young woman, Mhari Mackay, from Strathnaver in Sutherland, Scotland.
            When, along with other tenant farmers, her family is evicted from their home and resettled in a fishing village, Mhari's life is thrown into turmoil.
             Brought up on the land, she has to learn to master the sea, and it becomes a fight of the forces for survival

  • burnings
  • emigration
  • eviction
  • fiction
  • highlands
  • historical
  • historicalfiction
  • home
  • napoleonicwar
  • redrivervalley
  • scotland
  • tragedy
TE_Bradford TE_Bradford Oct 15, 2017
Can you add these thoughts in an earlier section to help us better understand how she goes from panic to silence? I think it would help us understand her to see that thought progression.
abiran1995 abiran1995 Dec 01, 2017
just wondering why our MC doesnt have an accent but her mother does
Hammerlily Hammerlily Jan 11, 2018
Accents keep shifting from thick to not there.  From Scottish, to Irish, old to modern...
abiran1995 abiran1995 Dec 01, 2017
Nice work so far. Your writing is really good. Its hard to really event point out anything. You have a good pace and balance between info/descriptions and stuff happening.
BarbaraGalvin BarbaraGalvin Aug 21, 2017
Should there be a comma after township instead of a semi-colon.  Not sure myself.  It just gave me pause.
simplyinspiredwords simplyinspiredwords Jan 16, 2018
Since her earlier confession was losing track of time, maybe reference here she was late if attempting to hide. Just suggestion that could be added.