A Story of Everlasting Love: - Joshua Braeddon Crowl is attracted to the feisty beauty he discovers in the orchard where he has been hired to pick apples. But he believes if he allows his feelings to grow, history is going to repeat itself. That history deals with his father's ability to poison any relationship his children develop with the opposite sex. Petra Silvie Pereira is surprised by her reactions to the dangerous, longhaired apple picker. One moment she is furious as hell at his rude behavior, and the next moment she wishes to have him kiss her. She vows to stay out of his way, but finds that is a near impossible plan when he is staying in the picker's cabin on her father's property, and eats with the family. When John Edward Crowl discovers his son is seeing an unkwn young woman, he sets out to stop the relationship. After all, some body, matter how beautiful she might be, is t good marrying stock to his heir. He invites Petra to meet him and tells her who Josh really is. He becomes nasty, when offering money to Petra has the opposite effect he intends. Can this love survive? Where is Josh when Petra needs him the most? A love story unlike any other. A love story set in Penticton, The Place to Stay Forever. A Love story with twists and turns, from the cliff top Naramata apple orchard, to the city of Edmonton the love story unfolds and draws the reader in to root for our hero and heroine. forever
Yasmin John-Thorpe is a children's author, fiction and nonfiction writer and mentor. Two of her children's short stories were published in a school reader by MacMillan Publishing, London, England. She was one of only four authors, whose short story was selected by GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical for publication in a children's book for hospitalized young children. Yasmin has mentored young and older writers, by going into schools to assist young students to hone their creative writing abilities and by teaching writing classes at Okanagan College. In 1994, with the help of four other writers, she co-founded the Penticton Writers and Publishers, a local group of writers helping writers. More recently, Yasmin trekked the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, a pilgrimage walk of 500 miles, across Southern France and Northern Spain, to raise funds for the Raise a Reader program which she organizes with the Penticton Herald. After hosting several creative writing contests for young Okanagan Valley writers, Yasmin launched an annual writers' camp for youth 8 to 18 years of age. Yasmin has received the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Community Service Award for her volunteer work, and an Honorary Fellow Award from Okanagan College for her work with literacy and youth.