by Eileen Enwright Hodgetts

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The year is 1923 and the jazz age is in full swing. Evangeline Murray, a young widow from Ohio, is recruited by the Women’s Freedom Movement to represent the spirit of modern womanhood by going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Evangeline eagerly embraces her opportunity to achieve fame and fortune, until she sees the power of the River and begins to understand the risk she is taking. Joshua McClaren, an enigmatic battle-scarred veteran of World War I, and the best boatman on the river, reluctantly agrees to launch the headstrong Evangeline. Joshua has seen hundreds of bodies surface in the Whirlpool below the Falls, and has faced death on the battlefields of Flanders and has no respect for the charming, impetuous Mrs. Murray, and her desire for fame.
Before the barrel can be launched, each of them will have to face their own demons, painful secrets will be revealed and the Niagara Rivers will claim two more lives.
Inspired by true stories of the Falls, Whirlpool is a romance, an adventure, and the closest that most of us will ever come to taking the fateful plunge over the Falls.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014328609
Publisher: Eileen Hodgetts
Publication date: 03/13/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 176 KB

About the Author

Eileen Enwright Hodgetts has been writing and publishing novels and plays most of her life. Whirlpool is the result of a summer spent producing the a Niagara Falls tourist mucisal in Niagara Falls New York, which led to a fascination with the erea of the Niagara Falls daredevils and the whole subject of going over the falls in a barrel.
Eileen was born in the UK and this is the background of her previous novels. For the past 12 years she has been working on humanitarian projects in Uganda, East Africa, although she lives in Pittsburgh USA. Her various travels and adventurous life challenges bring a wide world view to her writing, She is currently at work on a novel based on her experiences in Uganda.

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