NC Literary Hall of Fame



Sarranda's Legacy by Celia H. Miles

Stone Ivy Press
$13.95, paperback /  $2.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-1-532320507
July, 2018
Fiction: Historical
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"Prepare to be surprised as Miles' characters grow and change. 'I like to see things come together,' Sarranda says, in response to a compliment on her basket-making, as Miles begins weaving the thread of reader anticipation. She steers Sarranda through marriage to an outlander, to taking on the challenges of running a grist mill business, to encouraging local craft marketing, to helping heal relationships. Readers will feel both heartbreak and joy, as episodes in Sarranda's mountain community reflect the tensions in the nation at large following the War Between the States. Historical details presented with great generosity bind this lovingly crafted third novel in the Sarranda trilogy."
—Mona Miracle

This third novel in Sarranda's saga leads her to the poignancy and heartbreak of an unexpected new marriage. In the mountains of western NC, Sarranda continues to run her mill, renew and strengthen old and new acquaintances—especially her circle of strong, determined women with whom she continues her legacy of doggedly shephering them to self-realization—and her discovery of the redemptive, healing power resulting from her long-past extraordinary and selfless gift of love.

Celia H. Miles, a native of Jackson County in western North Carolina, lives, writes, and edits from Asheville. She attended Brevard and Berea Colleges and has graduate degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill and IUP in Pennsylvania. She taught at Brevard College and retired from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. She writes in various genres and her fiction—all women-oriented—reflects her interests in old grist mills and Neolithic sites around the world. Her published works include nine novel and two short story collection. She has co-authored a college textbook and co-edited four anthologies of regional women's poetry and prose. Her books are available on Kindle at Amazon, and in paperback at some regional independent bookstores.

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