Paperback, 264 pages | Published March 3rd 2014 by Fickle Wind
ISBN: 0991241703 (ISBN13: 9780991241705)
A rags to riches story, chronicled initially through the eyes of a child born into war-torn Britain who refused to accept that the lackluster life she knew would be all she possibly could expect. The escape route was via Canada, where the impossible seemed possible and her hopes were nourished and thrived. These were the transitional years, so different from England into which she had been born, and preparing her for what was to come-a life well lived, in the miracle called America.
A page-turning journey with strong characters strewn with joy, sorrow, laughter and tears; a first novel that is compelling to the last sentence. Inspirational: when you don’t know where to turn and difficult challenges are blown in by a fickle wind, hold on for dear life and you will weather the storm. You will awaken one morning to an azure, cloudless sky, and a zephyr will gently stir the leaves and open your heart to a new beginning.
REVIEW by Sabrina
I found the book to be interesting. The best way I can think to describe it is an overview of the main characters life. It tells of her life from childhood through three marriages and divorces, multiple career choices and traveling.
While interesting I am not sure what the point of the story is. There was no real climax or structure. It did have a nice flow and was well written. It could be a self realization book but I am just not sure. That being said I think the title fit and is summed up in the last few pages. A fickle wind is based on the idea that our lives are made up of choices and is not decided upon by a fickle wind. The cover fit as well as any.
Overall I would give this book a 3.5 because it is a unique style, covers interesting topics and events and is well written. I can't rate it higher because although interesting isn't really the style I enjoy a great deal and there were little things that bothered me over time such as the attitude of the main character that all the problems in her relationships were others fault and she always was happy and a glass half full person.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Elizabeth Bourne left England as a young woman and now divides her time between California and Canada. Travel is still an important priority but she also enjoys participating in family life with her two daughters and her grandchildren. The seed to write was planted many years ago but it was not until recently, when Bourne had the uninterrupted time to devote to it, that she decided to fulfill her long-time ambition to be a writer. This is her debut novel.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.