As the Punjohpur sails down the River Mersey and Liverpool disappears from view,
twenty-two year old Priscilla Thornton’s noble ideas of serving her country by accompanying 241 evacuee children from
Britain to safety in Canada are beginning to wane – and well they might. The year is 1940 and Britain is at war.
When fate assigns Cilla’s childhood sweetheart Ted Evans, a signaler in the Royal Navy, to the Punjohpur, he is
furious to find Cilla has ignored his advice and is aboard.
Four nights later, at the height of an Atlantic storm, the Punjohpur is torpedoed. In the chaos Ted and Cilla are separated.
Over the course of the next three months, Cilla faces raw terror, cold, hunger and captivity. Far from being a tale of
failure and despair, this is the story of a young woman’s emotional growth through her own courage and determination
to survive and to be reunited with Ted.
“Wave Me Goodbye is recommended as a solidly crafted novel of human strength and the determination to survive
against all odds.” – Midwest Book Review – Rating: 5 stars
“Inspired by an actual World War II event Wave Me Goodbye is a poignant story of love and survival. You should
have plenty of tissues handy while reading this one. The mildly sensual story is beautifully written. I highly recommend it.”
– Sizzling Romances –Rating: 4 1/2 flames
“Wave Me Goodbye has a great sense of history. Skillfully woven into all the drama is a compelling love story
and the spirit of courage, and you have a book that is hard to put down.” - Bernice Curler, author of Visionaries and
Jura MacLean Sherwood has written a very moving and powerful story…reflects Sherwood’s effective story tells
skills – swiftly moving the plot along and keeping you engaged until the last page.” – Norman P. Goldman,
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