IN THE LAND OF SCARABS:
*A Contemporary Romantic Saga, two stories, the second installment in the Love Is Never Past Tense Series*
Newly reunited lovers Janna and Serge thought the world had given them another chance at happiness. After years of separation following a heartbreaking divorce and harrowing escape from post-cold-war Russia, the couple had reconnected through emails, and finally took the leap to see each other in person.
In The Net of Cupid:______________
Their reignited spark burns ever brighter as they enjoy an idyllic beachside vacation together in North Carolina. Once again life teaches these lovers another surprising, scary lesson. On the coast of an ocean for the first time in his life, Serge rushes into cold waves and mortal danger. He abandons Janna on the shore, leaving behind their plans for a future together. Janna is helpless watching Serge fight a cruel battle with the elements, struggling to make his way back to shore.
In The Land of Scarabs:_________________
The romantic saga continues as they travel to Egypt for new experiences. Through an impromptu arrest by customs officials, they emerge to a sun-kissed sand-dune paradise. Egypt is everything they hoped it would be and more. On a desert trek with the Bedouins they find a guide, an old friend of Serge’s from Russia.
Experience this poignant tale of a love that spans decades and continents, as this amazing couple travel the world, discovering both their past and their future together.
*These stories are unconventional women’s fiction, told in the uniquely Russian voice of Janna Yeshanova. Though she was forced to flee her beloved homeland, leaving a piece of her heart behind, she will always and forever be Russian.
*An Epic Russian Romance Saga Based on a True Story*
“A sensual love story set across contemporary Russian culture. It is inspiring as a reminder of passionate love beyond early youth.” – Dorothy E. Siminovitch, Ph.D., MCC, Coach, Author, Conference speaker and learning consultant.
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. As the cold war grinds to a halt, the politics of late Soviet Russia separates the lovers on different continents. Never quite coming together, never quite letting go, their lives overlap and entwine over the years…
“Can the power of love stand up to time, politics and distance? Two young lovers face turmoil, separation and the fall of their homeland. This intriguing and often painful love story spans for decades of life-altering years, life-altering events, but proves that true love will endure as long as the human heart beats.” – Amazon top 1000 reviewer
“The portrayal of Communist and post-1991 Russia is brilliantly done and made the story so much more than ‘just’ a romance.” – Amazon top 500 reviewer, Christoph Fischer
Beneath the adventure and romance is a deeper story of achieving dreams regardless of obstacles. Janna Yeshanova brings forth her personal account of courage in the face of impossible odds, her indomitable spirit, and a heart of gold that held onto a lost love for decades.
“This very modern love story, lets you feel the sorrow, fear and joy of a couple coping with events that reshaped the world. A great, dramatic romance in classic Russian style.” – Amazon reviewer
Anyone who’s ever pondered the eternal question, “What makes life worth living?” can find the answer within the international romantic saga of LOVE IS NEVER PAST TENSE.