How could he possibly know that she, a complete stranger, would inexplicably affect his life and be with him forever, whether she was at his side or not? This epic story traces two lives across decades and continents. Drawn together in Russia on a romantic Black Sea beach, Serge and Janna fall headlong in love and rush into marriage.
Their divorce, months later, leads to years of "if only..." Pressured apart by family and fate, they repeatedly cross paths, never quite reconnecting, never quite letting go. Changes in the world and their careers cause them to surrender to external influences. Their destinies, shaped by post-Soviet political intrigue, collapse into a struggle for their very survival, and dreams of a better life.
He faces Soviet corruption and self doubt, his life falling toward disaster. She pushes out through Soviet bureaucracy, seeking America with $126 in her pocket, not knowing a soul.
Their distant memories of passionate love spawn emails and international calls, reviving an intimate, romantic connection to remind them—and us—that Love is Never Past Tense...
What reviewers are saying
Love is never past tense... A Sea of feelings... An ocean of deep experiences…
A young reader will find the light of first love in this book and an older woman will say that this book presents life with imagination and beauty of actual events.
Sunniness--the energy of heroes, more truly, the heroine--penetrates you so deeply that it fills in the innermost recesses of your soul and brightens the world with light of love. Much has been said about it, but not everything...
The world of this book is infinite, the theme is universal and there is so much to write about it… The breadth of each part of the book is inexhaustible, as well as the heroine - love by name Janna...
I could not strop reading Love Is Never Past Tense... Great read!
Love is Never Past Tense is a book that will open your heart...
Stephen Colbert on his September 6, 2011 show said, "We are all the heroes of our own stories." He was responding to a research study that shows people enjoy a story better when they know the ending. If that is true, then reading stories based on someone's real experience is indeed a treat. We know where they are, we know the end, but how they got there is sharing the true experience.
Janna Yeshanova weaves a personal story as a young woman of incredible strength and bravery to a woman who through her own personal, internal strength blossoms into an individual of beauty. Janna leads us through a love story in the present whose beginnings were from her past. She takes us through the twists and turns that life often puts before us and shows us how to land on top. We connect with this character from the past and present either because we see ourselves in her or because she represents what we would wish to be.
I highly recommend this book. Its' story spoke to me and taught me lessons I almost forgot. But, then again, who can forget love blossoming, roads traveled, and love regained?
Your book was a great read! Full of history, adventure and romance. Anyone who's faced struggles in life will enjoy it just as I did! Love is Never Past Tense... inspires you to believe in yourself.
Love is never past tense is a sensual love story set across contemporary Russian culture. It is inspiring as a reminder of passionate love beyond early youth.
Эта книга - история настоящей любви, рассказанная самими влюбленными. Именно это делает ее интересной самому широкому кругу читателей.Невыдуманный рассказ о событиях, увиденных через призму врозь прожитых лет и заново пережитых вместе, не просто заставляет сопереживать, а пробуждает самые тонкие, сокровенные струны души и дает ответ на вечный вопрос - ради чего стоит жить. Потому что когда с сожалением переворачиваешь последнюю страницу, понимаешь: если не любишь и не любят тебя - это не настоящая жизнь, в ней нет того, что заставляет душу болеть и летать, плакать и смеяться, а сердце - петь или истекать кровью. Кто любит, тот поймет. А кто не любит, тот по-доброму позавидует героям и захочет заболеть любовью сам.