Real life stories of Australian women whose journeys exemplify in living colour that which was lamented by the wisest, richest King of all time - King Solomon, ‘The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favour to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all.’ (Ecclesiastes 9:11)
These are the women I am inspired by - women who dared to hope, women of influence. With stories by Marina Prior, Major Joyce Harmer, Natalie O’Connor, Lyn Denton and more. Whoever said ‘nobody is perfect,’ hasn’t met these girls…each and every one perfect for their very task.
About the Author
Carolyn Donovan is an international model, writer and popular speaker known for her challenging and humorous style.
Her own childhood saw her dealing with a family member’s mental illness, followed by a lengthy battle through the body issues which infamously surround the fashion industry.
Carolyn has been the face and voice of countless advertising campaigns around the globe; and after living out of a suitcase for many
years, she now bases herself in Queensland, Australia: where she shares a house with her rowdy children, long suffering husband, and a continuous flow of visiting friends, intermingled with a collection of critters (…uninvited, wild, and wanted!).
Can I have some of what you have Carolyn? Can you bottle that?
Lisa Curry-Kenny – Olympic Medallist, Business Woman
Carolyn is all about lifting a generation who’s image of women has been stained – a generation of young women who are seldom used to seeing things done without politic agenda. Highly successful in a tough, nasty, anything goes to get to the top career, she surprises many with her rare combination of natural beauty, business skill, caring for the homeless and connecting the corporate with the charitable. Everything she does is with passion, purpose and destiny…you can see it in her words and her deeds…
Tim Bean – CEO CityCare Brisbane
Some people talk the talk, but can’t walk the walk. Carolyn Donovan’s life journey and accumulated wisdom is essential reading for every young girl. This wisdom develops character and substance that radiates from inner beauty, the heart of authentic femininity.
Michael Knight – Peer Power ‘Adolescentologist’
Carolyn Donovan; model, sophisticate, mother, siren, businesswoman, and sweatshirt wearing home girl…the face of the girl next door…as wholesome as vegemite on toast…with a smile that could illuminate a small city. Beautiful women accustomed to public scrutiny can hide behind their looks while dazzling you with charm and flattery, but the person I met projected warmth, intelligence, humour and honesty. The real Carolyn Donovan? That’s my bet…
Mike O’Conner – Journalist