Where the land should heal its own people, war has left them torn and incomplete
Helen, a war bride from England, journeys with her infant son to an unfamiliar continent on the hope of a promise. A promise that is, at times, hard to hold on to. In the aftermath of WWII. Canadian citizens were left to face their private battles at home. Helen determinedly perseveres as wife to a suffering veteran and mother to his son. Her resolve to fight for her family and make the vast, distant prairies her homeland, reveal the strength and power of a war-bride’s heart.
Eileen began writing Promise in the Void in the mid-1940s. Many aspects of the story parallel her own journey as an immigrant to Canada. In 1997 she passed the manuscript on to her granddaughter Rebekah, how has now released it to the public.