After being driven from their farms, their homes and their beloved Ireland by draconian laws imposed by the English Crown, religious persecution and failure of their potato crops, these fictitious Irish families face one challenge after another, during the voyage, demonstrating their resiliency, willingness to make a new start and their deep faith as they travel by sailing ship through storms and unhealthy conditions aboard ship from the port of Derry in the north of Ireland to America in the fall of 1851. A spy of the Crown threatens to make a bad trip even worse. Guardian angels watch over them and offer support and guidance.
During his forty plus years offering counseling, both in institutions and in private practice, Lincoln has witnessed, first-hand, the heights to which the human spirit can soar and the terrible alienation and despair to which a person sometimes descends. In this series, his fictional characters face and struggle to overcome challenges that are timeless and universal. It is Lincoln's hope and prayer that reading these historically accurate stories will not only entertain, but also pave the way for readers to incorporate the methods that his characters learn and that readers will use them to find solutions to their own problems. Lincoln is married and lives with his wife in Fairfield, California. He has 3 grown children, 4 grown stepchildren, twelve grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.