Tamar the Tender Twig is based upon Biblical and other historical accounts of the life of the Prophet Jeremiah, and Tamar, the daughter of King Zedekiah. Biblical history ends with their exile to Tahpahnes, Egypt, where some believe Jeremiah died a martyr's death. This novel, however, continues the story as found in the histories and legends of Ireland, where Jeremiah is known as Ollam Fodhla, the learned prophet, and Tamar, as the wife of King Heremon. Through their posterity come the kings and queens of Ireland, Scotland and England, including today's Queen Elizabeth II. This tender romance of young royals caught up in the turmoil of the dark days of the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC entwines the reader in their struggle to survive against savage seas and ancient pagan cultures, as they and the prophet establish a Golden Age in Ireland.