Sinful Folk (Book Preview)

Sinful Folk (Book Preview)

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by Ned Hayes, Nikki McClure
     
 

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A tragic loss. A desperate journey. A mother seeks the truth.

In December of 1377, four children were burned to death…  See more details below

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THIS IS THE PREVIEW -- PLEASE GET THE COMPLETE NOVEL FROM THE SINFUL FOLK LINK ON NOOK.COM http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sinful-folk-ned-hayes/1117652759?ean=2940148170662&itm=1&usri=2940148170662

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A tragic loss. A desperate journey. A mother seeks the truth.

In December of 1377, four children were burned to death in a house fire. Villagers traveled hundreds of miles across England to demand justice for their children�s deaths.

Sinful Folk is the story of this terrible mid-winter journey as seen by Mear, a former nun who has lived for a decade disguised as a mute man, raising her son quietly in this isolated village. For years, she has concealed herself and all her history. But on this journey, she will find the strength to claim the promise of her past and create a new legacy. Mear begins her journey in terror and heartache, and ends in triumph and redemption.

The remarkable new novel by Ned Hayes, illustrated by New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Nikki McClure, Sinful Folk illuminates the medieval era with profound insight and compassion.

Favorably reviewed by bestselling historical writers Karen Maitland, Brenda Vantrease, Kathryn Le Veque, and Ella March Chase, Sinful Folk will be the historical breakthrough novel of 2014.

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Editorial Reviews

Bestselling Author Endorsement -- author of The Owl Killers and Company of Liars - Karen Maitland
"An exquisitely written historical thriller told by a brave and charismatic narrator who will twist your heart-strings with her story from the first page to final startling revelation. An amazing novel based on a truly fascinating, unsolved mystery of the Middle Ages."
Bestselling Author Endorsement -- from http://kathrynleveque.com/ - Kathryn Le Veque
"Sinful Folk is a work of art. Miriam's story is a raw and brutal and passionate tale, but her story touches the reader because it's a timeless story - a wonderful portrayal of medieval life. Highly recommended."
Bestselling Author Endorsement -- from author of The Illuminator - Brenda Vantrease
"A pilgrim tale worthy of Chaucer, evocative, compelling and peopled with unforgettable characters artfully delivered by a master storyteller."
Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Endorsement - William Dietrich
�Sinful Folk is a beautiful and bleak tale - a murder mystery and a journey of personal revelation - of English commoners making an unimaginable journey of two hundred miles to seek justice and answers. Ned Hayes takes the reader on a time machine trip to the harsh and hopeful life that ordinary people really lived.�
Bestselling Author Endorsement -- author of The Virgin Queen's Daughter - Ella March Chase
"Brilliant, insightful, unflinching and wise. This spellbinding mystery will keep readers turning pages until the last sentence. Remarkable."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148998839
Publisher:
Campanile Books
Publication date:
12/31/2013
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,030,811
File size:
27 KB

Meet the Author

Ned Hayes is the author of the novel Coeur d�Alene Waters and the new historical novel Sinful Folk, a novel set in the 14th century. [forthcoming in 2014]

Hayes is a journalist and writer whose work has appeared broadly in magazines, literary journals, and anthology collections. Hayes regularly speaks and teaches at universities in the Pacific Northwest. Born in China, he grew up bi-lingually, speaking both Mandarin and English. Hayes holds graduate degrees in English and Theology.

He is a candidate for an MFA through the Rainier Writing Workshop. He lives with his family in Olympia, Washington.

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Sinful Folk (Book Preview) 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ARE YOU KIDDING IT IS ONLY 14 PAGES.  SAVE YOUR MONEY, WHO CAN TELL A STORY IN THAT TIME.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though the sample for this book contained 22 pages, when I ordered it on 1/30/14 I received only 14 pages. B&N content is supposed to contact publisher to obtain the rest of the book. Make sure that has happened before you purchase the book.
Luv2readJG More than 1 year ago
I was just getting to know the characters and suddenly the book was over. It left me dissatisfied. I cannot say I would read other books by this author nor would I recommend this book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Go to the actual bookpage instead of the sample page, and you can read the whole book. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
what a rip off only 14 pages what is up with that I would like my $1.99 returned or give me the rest of the book...what a joke. you duped me
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Maepostrophe More than 1 year ago
Emotional mystery set in the Middle Ages Possible spoilers Sinful Folk follows Miriam, along with a group of men from the same town who travel on an extensive trip. They are seeking justice for their respective sons who were lit on fire. Miriam has been disguising herself as a mute male, named Mear, and successfully hides under this guise, even while traveling. The novel continuously goes back and forth between Miriam’s past and present day. Through the memories, you learn of Miriam’s love for her deceased son, Christian, his father, Mear’s friend Nell and the reason why she changed from Miriam to Mear. The novel is highly rich in detail, so much that it may seem to lag until Chapter 11. At this point, Miriam’s history is forced to come to a head. There are escapes, prisons, and the revelation of the fire starter’s identity. I could easily see this book being turned into a film (or even a series). Hayes’ description of this story within the Middle Ages is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. I enjoyed the story of Miriam exploring the depths of multiple relationships and discovering her own identity.