Originally from the former Soviet Union, Janna Yeshanova escaped to
the United States when persecution became violent during the
crumbling of the Soviet state. Arriving in the United States with her
mother and daughter in tow, $126 in her pocket, and knowing not a
soul, Janna’s talent and experiences have helped her become a
high-end organizational training and development professional. Her
exodus story is included in the book.
Founder and principal of Life-Spark, LLC, Janna is a dynamic and
powerful life coach, premier trainer and motivational speaker. She
leverages her passion and engaging style to help others overcome
adversity and spark the possibilities of their lives.
About the book:
A whirlwind romance on a romantic Black Sea beach turns into a quick marriage for Serge and Janna, only to have family, fate and foolishness tear them apart. If that weren't enough, the politics of post-Soviet Russia puts them on different continents. Never quite coming together, never quite letting go, their lives overlap and entwine as years progress.
Beneath the adventure and romance is a deeper story of achieving your dreams regardless of obstacles placed on your way. Janna Yeshanova draws on her own life to illustrate courage, persistence, determination in overcoming adversity.
This book is a story of true love, adventure, and suspense told by the enamored themselves. The story is about events seen through a prism of years lived separately and again lived together. It not only forces the reader to empathize with the heroes, but wakens the most gentle, innermost part of one’s soul and provides an answer to an eternal question – what makes life worth living?
This is why, when you regretfully turn the last page, you understand: if you do not love and you are not loved, life is not real – it’s missing that which makes your soul hurt and fly, cry and laugh, your heart sing or bleed profusely. Those who love will understand it. Those who don’t, will envy our heroes and will want to fall hopelessly in love.
Love Is Never Past Tense
... was published first in Russia and Ukraine
in 2009, and is now available in English. It is a fascinating,
adventurous, historical romance based on a true story
Read an excerpt:
She scooted over, freeing up half the beach towel. He got scared. If he lay down, then he wouldn't be able to resist the urge to nuzzle up to her. Then he'd certainly look like a pervert, a youth brought up with no manners, or a pest—in a word, he would give the exact opposite impression than he wanted. He mumbled something like a "thank you" and lay down beside her on the sand. She motioned towards him with a little bag of sunflower seeds, "Help yourself."
”Oh God, what's this?” resounded in Serge's mind. “Are you kidding me … sunflower seeds?” And his hand with a subsequent "thank you" reached in the bag.
"Do you like Ilf and Petrov?”
”Lord, who is she talking about? I've only heard of them in passing, but I don't know the slightest thing about them …” Serge thought to himself.
"My name's Janna," she came to his rescue.
"Sergey," he stammered in reply, "but at the institute everyone actually calls me Serge, or Seriy …”
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