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Publication Order of Bregdan Chronicles Books

Storm Clouds Rolling In (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
On To Richmond (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spring Will Come (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Chaos (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Long Night (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carried Forward By Hope (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Glimmers of Change (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shifted By The Winds (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Always Forward (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Walking Into the Unknown (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Looking To The Future (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horizons Unfolding (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twisted Road Of One Writer (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Misty Shadows Of Hope (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shining Through Dark Clouds (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Courage Rising (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Renewed By Dawn (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Journey To Joy (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Courage To Stand (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Walking Toward Freedom (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gateway To A New Beginning (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bregdan Chronicles Companion Books

Bregdan Wisdom (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

The Bregdan Chronicles is a series of historical fiction novels written by Ginny Dye. The books take readers back to a time when slavery in the United States was so commonplace.

+The Story

The word ‘Bregdan’ is Gaelic. It means weaving. One assumes that Ginny Dye chose to use it for her series because her books weave so many stories from different plantations together.

The Bregdan Chronicles are categorized as historical romance. However, in truth, the romance aspects are not particularly prominent, though they do play a part. In fact, the Bregdan books place more emphasis on the religious and historical elements of the story than anything else.

Carrie Cromwell takes center stage as the protagonist of the series. The heroine is 18-years-old when she is first introduced to readers in ‘Storm Clouds Rolling In’. The United States is at a precipice.

Slavery is pretty commonplace in the country. However, there are those who would rather see the black community in the United States given its freedom. Some of these slave sympathizers have even secured political position, and talk of legislation designed to prohibit slavery has actually begun to spread.

That is problematic for people like Thomas Cromwell, Carrie’s father. Thomas is a plantation owner and he has numerous slaves to his name. And Carrie has been around enough slave owners to know that most Southerners will not take the idea of slave emancipation lying down.

Carrie is drawn into this turmoil when she begins to more actively participate in the running of her father’s plantation. Because of her age and her place in the family, Carrie has always enjoyed more freedom than most, with her father even permitting her to form a few scant relationships with the slaves on the farm.

Carrie was raised to believe that the Black Man was inferior to the White man. Her preachers taught them all that God made the White race better than the black race and, as a result, it fell on the shoulders of the white race to control the black race.

If the white man failed in his God-given responsibility to control the black man, he would return to the primitive tribes of Africa where he would regress into the animal he once was before the white man found him.

Carrie took these lessons to heart as a child. She came to believe that the black man was indeed incapable of caring for himself. But then she grew up. She watched the slaves in her home.

She observed as they cooked and cleaned and farmed and built, and she realized that the black man was more than capable of leading his own life without the involvement of the white man.

By the time the events of ‘Storm Clouds Rolling In’ come around, Carrie has been introduced to an underground movement that resists slavery. And those people have begun to use the same bible as her childhood preachers to show her that God made all men equal and, thus, abhors slavery.

Carrie is initially conflicted. She doesn’t know who to believe. But as she gets to know even more slaves and as her bonds with them grow stronger, she is brought into the Underground Movement and begins to do her part to give slaves their freedom.

However, her new convictions only make her life worse. For one thing, her father is still a plantation owner who supports slavery. She must learn to do his bidding and keep the plantation operational while also fighting against the very beliefs her father espouses.

Carrie cannot afford to simply leave the plantation. Her managerial position allows her to ensure that the slaves are well cared for. She is also better placed to help them escape, but only when they choose to.

The Bregdan Chronicles series is primarily categorized as romance because of the relationship that eventually develops between Carrie and Robert Borden. Carrie’s mother introduces them.

She is determined to see Carrie marry into a wealthy family and acquire the status she deserves as a southern mistress. And Carrie cannot help but fall for Robert Borden. Even the revelation that the man of her dreams is a young plantation owner does little to sway her feelings.

As the Bregdan Chronicles series progresses, Carrie has to learn to balance her feelings for Robert with her hate for his beliefs.

This whole plot is allowed to develop in the wake of the Civil War which is merely a rumor at the start of the series but then it explodes into a full-blown conflict that further tears Carrie Cromwell apart.

Because she has slaves, northern and southern soldiers and even plantation owners for friends and family, Carrie doesn’t know where her sympathies should lie. She loves them all but she knows that a time is coming when she will have to let some of them go.

It should be noted that the Bregdan Chronicles have a strong religious aspect. In fact, some readers think the books are a little preachy.

+The Author

Ginny Dye was born in North Carolina, though her travels eventually took her all over the country. The author loves the outdoors, especially the beach and the mountains. She also has a passion for people and works hard to help them to achieve their best life.

+Storm Clouds Rolling IN.

Carrie Cromwell is the young daughter of a plantation owner and her country is about to crack right down the middle. Talks of a Civil War have begun to brew. Carrie was raised to believe in the righteous nature of slavery.

But the Underground Railroad has convinced her otherwise. Carrie has a difficult decision to make, one that might put her at odds with her heritage.

+On the Richmond

Carrie Cromwell might be young but she has an entire plantation for which she is responsible. The United States has already begun to tear itself apart over the issue of slavery. Carrie has her own battles to fight.

Despite all the teachings with which she was raised, Carrie opposes slavery. But she does so in secret. With a father and a lover whose beliefs stand at odds with her own, Carrie doesn’t want to choose sides.

But with the way things have progressed, she might have little choice but to break her loyalties to the people dear to her.

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22 Responses to “Bregdan Chronicles”

  1. Donna Sturm: 1 month ago

    I am anxiously waiting for book 21.When will that come out? Love the series

  2. Shirley Stockstrom: 11 months ago

    Dear Jenny, I have bought all 20 of your books and read them as fast as you could write them. The very first book just pulled me in and I couldn’t stop. I didn’t mine paying for them because I had to find out what came next. I have never paid for books before , I belong to kindle and read on my IPad .It goes with me every where I go . Thank you so much for all the books you have written. Patiently waiting for the next book. Your friend, Shirley Stockstrom.

  3. Nancy Rodth: 11 months ago

    Love every one of the Bregdan series. Now on number 14.

  4. Diana s: 2 years ago

    I have loved every book so far. I’ve laughed, cried, held my breathe and learned details of history that I’d not realized. Ginny teaches history with feeling and insight. If only teachers had
    her ability to teach while telling a story-make it “real” how much better for leaning. As one book ends I can’t wait for the next to start. Thank you Ginny for taking the time and passion to share this series with all of us.

    • Pat Horigan: 2 years ago

      Love this series of books! Just finished #19 and can’t wait to read #20! These are the best books I have read and can’t put them down once I start one. Thanks, I look forward to reading many more!!

  5. Maryhelen McGahan: 2 years ago

    I have read 18 of this wonderful series, I just ordered number 19 today. Cant to receive it. I hope you keep writing, this is the best series of books that I have ever read. Thank you, Ginny.

  6. Linda Clark: 2 years ago

    I have read all the Bregdan Chronicles and have thoroughly enjoyed every one. I am anxiously awaiting the next book.

  7. GLORIA BURROUGHS: 3 years ago

    I have read the 1st. 12 books and would love to purchase 13 and 14 but can not find them. Please help me find them. I do not have a Kindle.

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Amazon has them in both hardcover and paperback

    • DD: 2 years ago

      Your library has the series or can get it; books 1- through 18!

  8. cynthia konrad: 3 years ago

    Love love love the series. Netflix series should be next!!!! on number 12 and not slowing down!

  9. Patricia Rinken: 3 years ago

    I’ve enjoyed this series immensely and could you please tell me when audible will be picking up book 18. Thank you

  10. Robin: 3 years ago

    Never have I been so thoroughly engrossed in a book series. The triumphs and challenges in Carrie’s life inspire and create a feeling of survival! By the way, I walked into the library one day, randomly picked up the first 4 books, went home and became hooked!!!

  11. Karen Burkey: 3 years ago

    Is there a list of all the characters and who they are in the Bregdan Chronicles Series somewhere? I stopped reading int he middle of Courage Rising and want to continue but it’s been a while and I forget all of the characters names

  12. Linda: 3 years ago

    I saw a paragraph last year talking about Moses and Rose moving to Philadelphia and a flu epidemic hitting the city. It said book 18 would release Summer of 2020. While I am not trying to hold anyone’s feet to the fire; I truly miss my friends on Cromwell plantation. I have read the books as well as listened on audible. I don’t remember being attached like this to a book series.

  13. Leta Taylor: 3 years ago

    For the second time in my life, I have stayed up all night to finish a book — “On To Richmond.” It is 5:19 a.m. and I have just ordered #3. Can’t wait to start it.

  14. Judy Bolander: 3 years ago

    When is Bregdan Chronicles Book 18 coming out?The ladies at First Baptist Church, Huntsville , Texas are wondering why I haven’s ordered it yet? I am responsible for ordering books for the Church Library. Help!!!

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Unfortunately there is n o release date for that one yet. I had a look to see if Ginny had mentioned an 18th book at all but I couldn’t see anything.

  15. Elaine Hayden: 3 years ago

    I am having trouble getting to a screen to order a few books in the Bregdan Chronicles. I’d like #3,4,5, & 6. If the price goes down when more of the books are purchased at one time, I’d like to see that option.

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Hi Eileen – we don’t sell books on here. We just list them. Thanks.

  16. kay demaio: 3 years ago

    Bregdan Chronicle?

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Only the 17 so far with #18 not mentioned yet.


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