• "We see a strong, bright, sensitive, creative soul who chooses to determine her own destiny albeit sometimes ending up with unexpected results." ~ Reader Review

  • A Fickle Wind

    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 could possibly 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 the 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.

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    This Book Took Me on A Wonderful Journey

    “A Fickle Wind” is a beautifully written novel about a woman’s journey through life. Witty, sophisticated yet humbling, E. Bourne weaves her life story into a captivating page-turner that I didn’t want to end. It is remarkable how a person can be thrown so many obstacles through life yet still has the courage and strength to persevere. This heroine definitely took her life into her own hands and wouldn't settle for the cards that were dealt to her! Bourne brings her readers intrigue, love, sacrifice and survival and leaves her soul on the pages. Excellent book! A very compelling story that I highly recommend.

    Ride the Wind......

    This was an interesting, inspiring and motivational book. The main character is strong, courageous and determined to have a life that is meaningful and of high quality. Her roots take her back to war-torn Britain where she is surrounded by destruction and devastation. She is raised in humble modesty by a cold-hearted mother whose personality Elizabeth struggles with her entire life. Luckily her father is loving and caring and has her best interests at heart. She, along with her new husband, decide to cast their fates to the wind and go in search of a new, better life, abroad. They make up their minds that Canada is the best fit for them and off they go to start a fresh life filled with novel adventures.

    Life isn't always simple or easy and Elizabeth's life takes many twists and turns as she tries to discover who she is, what she wants and how she fits into this new country and lifestyle she has chosen. As fate would have it she ends up in America following her dreams. With determination and focus she maps out the life that finally brings her contentment and peace. It truly is a rags to riches story inspiring the reader to hang in, and when storms blow your way never, ever give up. Every cloud has a silver lining and if you hold on tightly and not let go, you will get through it and who knows? When you open up your heart to the endless possibilities that await you, with a positive attitude, and blow along with that fickle wind, making it your friend, you could never even guess where it will take you?

    Engaging Story About a Life Well Lived

    From her humble childhood upbringing to her ending on a happy note, this book was thoroughly enjoyed. What an interesting story about an interesting person. I particularly enjoyed the psychological understanding and perspective of all of her relationships. What happens next(?) I found myself wondering at the conclusion of this page turning book.

    A Thoughtful Narrative

    I am always fascinated to read an account of a person's life from their own perspective. I think it causes the reader to look within at their own experiences and how they might read should they choose to put them to paper. Ms. Bourne has created a thoughtful narrative. We see a strong, bright, sensitive, creative soul who chooses to determine her own destiny albeit sometimes ending up with unexpected results. I won't give anything away here but I think it's worth the read. I was riveted!

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  • About Elizabeth Bourne

    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.

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