Eileen Joyce Donovan
They were promised a great adventure. That was one word for it.
As Liverpool was being constantly bombed by Nazi war planes, 13-year old Lizzie and her 9-year brother, Colin, were beginning their “great adventure” to Canada for their safety. They had to leave their mum, and everyone they knew behind for the promises of the Canadian Rockies and cowboys and indians, something Colin was especially excited for.
The crossing was quite the adventure as they passed through U-boat infested waters and storms with dangerously high waves. Upon their arrival in Halifax, they quickly learned that had been the easy part, and how easily promises could be broken.
About the Author
Eileen Joyce Donovan has been writing her entire life, in one way or another, whether it was imaginative stories for friends, or advertising copy for clients. At the persistent urging of her husband, she finally agreed to seriously edit and revise one of her stories and take the plunge. Years later, her persistence paid off and both her debut historical fiction, Promises, and her second novel, A Lady Newspaperman’s Dilemma, won prestigious awards. Her short stories have appeared in several anthologies, and her essays have been included in various Chicken Soup for the Soul editions.
She lives in Manhattan, New York and is a member of Authors Guild, Women’s National Book Association, Women Fiction Writers Association, and The Historical Novel Society.