God Is Not Listening
About the Book
The key would not turn, he was not strong enough.
“You are not knowing how hard it is out there boy. Why do you not go back to your bed, and I’ll be telling nobody.”
William moved towards him, Johnny jumped away from him desperately looking around for some way to get out. The window next to the door was fixed; in his desperation he considered putting his fist through it. William saw the desperation in his eyes, and the clenched fist signalling his intention. He turned the key, opened the door and hobbled a few paces away. Johnny was quick to slip out the door, he turned back and looked into William’s eyes and nodded his appreciation. Then he was gone. ‘God help the poor little mite, if I had two good legs, I’d be going with him.’
Johnny Collins, 7 years old is desperate to leave his place of birth, the workhouse in Ireland. He plans to sign on to a ship as cabin boy and start a new life. If he thought his life was harsh he was in for a shock. Many more adversities were ahead of him but his determination will take him far. He makes his way to Canada. When he becomes a man he goes to the America Frontier and settles in Georgia.
This is a thrilling adventure involving many Irish characters who do not hesitate to leave the land of their birth. They rise above their poverty in the New World but never forget their roots.
About the Author
Liz Barber was born in Melbourne Australia. History always held her attention from a young age. She had read many books on history both novels and documented works over the years. She finds history fascinating and absorbing. Liz worked in business administration for many years, raised a family and suffered through several tragic events. Through real life experiences Liz gained the knowledge and maturity to understand how life really is. Moving to Northern Queensland in 1990 Liz turned her hand to art finding that she had a natural talent. Studying under several tutors for three years helped her attain success. After several years she became an art teacher. Her time is spent between art, writing and travelling within Australia.