Donovan's Promise

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Donovan was only 18 when he died tragically. His friend Aurora Mitchel is the only one who remembers him years later, as the two shared a love that was cut drastically short. Now at 34, Aurora finds herself living a life of despair and loneliness after a series of events and is unable to get Donovan out of her mind. One day she thinks she has spotted Donovan in the background of a recent photograph and this leads to Aurora losing all her self control as she realizes she's lost all her reasons for living. This will lead to a series of events that will make Aurora question everything that has happened to her since meeting Donovan and will show her that Donovan's love for her has no limits.

This book, although fiction, is based on someone that I knew that was special to me. I based the character of Donovan Wright on him.

Table of Contents

Aurora at Eleven


Told in first person, this chapter introduces us to Aurora Mitchel who was eleven years old and struggling to cope with being a kid transitioning into teenagehood.
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Donovan


Aurora sees Donovan for the first time
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Earth Angel


Aurora meets Donovan in an unlikely place
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"I See You"


Aurora notices something about Donovan that perplexes her
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Aurora's Reason


Donovan and Aurora talk about her past- and something painful is revealed
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What I Wouldn't Do For You


Aurora worries for Donovan after he misses school two days in a row
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Christmas 1987


Aurora learns more about Donovan's family's past
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Dreaming Away


The two friends talk a little more about their dreams
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1990


It is now 1990 and Aurora realizes that she has fallen for Donovan
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Donovan Tries To Hide The Truth


The friends try to deal with the difficulties of starting high school. Later Aurora sees Donovan in a way she never had before and is devastated.
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Rebel Inside


Donovan begins to change inside and outside
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A Part Of Me


By the summer of 1992 things between Aurora and Donovan begin to improve
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Fourth of July 1992


The Fourth of July 1992


Aurora finally finds the courage to speak to Donovan
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Desire Fulfilled


Aurora and Donovan meet late at night and share their first intimate experience
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Together in the New Year


The pair begins Junior year at high school; New Years Eve 1992


Some mature content*
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Escaping His Past


Donovan tells Aurora some of his worries and what he's been thinking about recently
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Summer 1993


Events from the summer of 1993
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A Vision of the Future


The friends begin their senior year in late 1993 and begin to make plans for the future


Mature Content *
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Christmas of 1993


Christmas of 1993 brings several surprises


Mature Content *
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A Real Chance


Donovan faces his father one day in early 1994
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Reasons for Loving


Donovan's last birthday


Mature Content*
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Aurora at 18


Aurora turns 18 and Donovan gives her a gift, which has been long in coming


Mature Content*
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End of the Road


The wedding and prom are covered here


Some mature stuff*
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California Dreams Fulfilled


The two friends now head off to a much awaited adventure in California


Mature content*
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Hot Summer Nights


Aurora notices a more seductive and sensual side to Donovan


Mature Content*
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Donovan's Song


Aurora recalls how Donovan once helped her when she got very sick in August 1994; later the details of their last night are revealed


Mature Content*
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Someone Else Inside


Aurora recalls the changes that went through her after Donovan died. Here we see one specific year 2000 and her relationship with a biker named Clyde


Mature Content*
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Years of Regret


Aurora recalls events from her life from specifically 2005 and 2007
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Hunter Riley


The crazy lifestyle of Aurora in 2007
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Cory


Aurora recounts some of the events during her stay in Dwyer 2007-2008


Mature Content*
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Return Home


Aurora begins to allow herself to remember her love for Donovan again, late in 2009
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Fall 2009


Events following Aurora's visit to the river bank
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A Hard Question to Answer


Aurora's mother brings up a topic that unsettles Aurora in early 2010
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Changed Man


Aurora faces a very tough loss in March of 2010 and receives a surprise visit she never in a million years expected.
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The Photo


Aurora finds herself losing herself again after her mom's death
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Dark Thoughts

June 2010 came and with it brought a new sense of loneliness, which I hadn't felt before. I'm not saying that I didn't feel lonely w... Read Chapter

At The River's Edge


Aurora faces a near death experience in July 2010
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Promise Fulfilled


Aurora finds out the circumstances of how Cory came to save her that day in 2010
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"This Isn't Goodbye "


Aurora tries to figure out her feelings for Cory and is hesitant at making a move
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Peace At Last


The conclusion to Donovan's Promise
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Inspiration For "Donovan's Promise "


Although the story is fiction, many real events and people inspired this story


Also a list of the characters is here
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Extra- Songs from Novel


In my stories I love to put in songs within the chapters, to help add flavor to the story and to help set the scene of what is happening. It also helps the reader get an idea of the time period
(when applicable). In "Donovan's Promise" I chose mainly songs that are contemporary to the story and more vintage songs (1950s-1970s) as this was the type of music that the main character Aurora
liked to listen to.
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