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Secrets on the Breeze

the second volume in Hazel McIntyre's acclaimed rural trilogy, (following on from For love of Mary Kate) is an outstanding storytelling achievement packed with intriguing characters which holds the attention to the very end.
 From Dublin and Donegal to the streets of New York and Canada, the lives  of four women are changed irrevocably by love, fear and dark secrets that  they must keep.  Her mother living in New York, Mary Kate Quinn was brought up by her grandmother  Sara, and James Thompson, who have cherished her since infancy, protecting  her from the knowledge which might otherwise have destroyed her - the  secrets of her own origins.       

Nobel Laurete launches new book December 21, 2001
NOBEL laureate, John Hume, has hailed Culdaff writer, Hazel McIntyre  as a tremendous ambassador for Inishowen. Speaking last Saturday night in the Tulnaree, Camdonagh, when he officially launched Hazel's latest  novel, "Secrets on the Breeze", Mr. Hume said no-one had done
 more to promote Inishowen than Hazel, through her outstanding work as  an author.

 Mr. Hume, who himself has close associations with Inishowen as his father  and grandparents were all born in the peninsula, said that Hazel, through her novels and short stories, was promoting the community and country  she grew up in to an international audience. In particular, Mr. Hume,  congratulated Hazel for her work in forging links between Inishowen and  Canada and he read a message of congratulations to the Culdaff author  on the publication of her new novel from Bill Gusen, charge d'affaires  at the Canadian Embassy in Dublin.

 Messages of congratulations were also received from singer, Daniel O'Donnell,  Canadian writer, Anne Brennan, who attended this year's Macklin Autumn  school in Culdaff and Denis Noel the New Brunswick archivist who has helped Hazel forge such strong links with Canada Hazel expressed thanks to her family for their continued support to her  and said as always, the opinions of those who read the new novel would  matter most to her.

 She revealed that an early draft of "Secrets on the Breeze"  had been lost on a computer and when she came later upon some of the chapters  that had been saved, she decided to have another go at writing the story.


 "Secrets of the Breeze" is a follow-up to Hazel's hugely successful  first novel, "For Love of Mary Kate" which was chosen by "Women's  Way" magazine for its Millennium edition, and the Culdaff author  entends to write a third novel in this compelling series. Entertainment  at the book launch was provided by the Inishowen Traditional Music Project   and by singer,