It was Kate's wedding day. Today, after a long year of troubles and doubts, she would finally marry the squire of these townlands, Joseph Connor Burke.
Only a few minutes after Kate and Joseph exchange their vows, a troop of Englishmen surround the wedding party. They have come to arrest Joseph for treason. Suddenly, the day of Kate Donovan Burke's greatest happiness turns into the darkest moment of her life.
Ashes of Remembrance is a story of hate, cruelty, and betrayal. But it is also the story of a love that believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. While all Ireland struggles under an unjust English oppressor, Kate and the village of Ballynockanor fight courageously to save their way of life. And Joseph has his own battles to fight, far from the woman he loves.
Will Kate and Joseph be reunited? Or will he hang on a trumped-up charge of treason? Can Joseph's friends find a way to free him? Or will Colonel Mahon succeed in his plot to destroy the Burke family? And when things seem darkest, can a miracle of faith light the way?