In Dawn Light: On the Chesapeake young Sean O'Connell traveled from Maryland to England with his mother. Shortly after their arrival, his mother died and he was sent to Ireland to be raised by a spinster aunt. As a young man, Sean received a letter with startling news from his aunt in Colonial America. He journeyed from Dublin to the New World to discover that he had become owner of his family's manor, Dawn Light. In Maryland, Sean struggled with his new role as master of the manor and the cultural clashes and brutality of slavery. Nevertheless, God also provided true friendships and the love of a woman, Julia Wells. With their wedding just a few weeks away, images of their bright future filled the hearts of Julia and Sean. However, dreams that were being fulfilled as well as those yet to be realized--begin to unravel. God allows us to have only glimpses of the future. For, indeed, bright days were to lie ahead for Sean and Julia--but those days would also bring some Dark Shadows at Dawn Light. Harv Nowland was prompted to write the first book, Dawn Light: On the Chesapeake (Xulon Press 2007 ISBN 9781604770957), when he discovered several headstones bearing his family name in a small cemetery in North East, Maryland, that dated back to the 1600s. Harv and his wife were missionaries in Peru and served churches in Texas, Georgia and Pennsylvania as senior pastor. He was senior staff writer with Larry Burkett and Christian Financial Concepts (later Crown Financial Ministries). Now a freelance writer, Harv contributes to several ministries, including Right From the Heart, Baptist Press, Crown Financial Ministries and Focus on the Family. Parents of two and grandparents of six, he and his wife Bobbie live in Gainesville, Georgia.