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My Portion Forever

It's 1942, and Sana Toledo has run away from her grandparents to what she hopes is freedom: nursing school and the U.S. Army. Joe Vesely, a Czech boy smitten with Sana's exotic looks, signs up to escape the disappointment of losing her. They meet again on a troopship in the Atlantic, poised at the edge of a fight that will either destroy them or fulfill their hearts' desires.

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From the United States to Great Britain, through the desert mountains of North Africa to the bloody valley of Kasserine, Sana and Joe cross paths, separate and reconnect . . . and face the cost of losing love again.

Set against the dramatic backdrop of a rarely told true story, My Portion Forever spins a gritty, passionate tale of World War II that sweeps readers into a world of love and war.


Definitely not the usual war story. Romance, terrific characters and great writing make My Portion Forever a wonderful read.” David Bowles, author of Spring House and Adam’s Daughters.

Now here's a book that has it all: trucks blowing up for guys, romance for women, and inspiration for everyone--not to mention a great story line and excellent writing. What more could we ask for?” Bruce Judisch, author of Ben Amittai: First Call and A Prophet's Tale.

                                            - Posted by Bruce Judisch

Found on 16th Avenue

A orphan teen from a mysterious past . . . a family struggling through the worst of times . . . and the people of a time and place almost lost in history.


“I’m staggered! It is truly, without exaggeration, one of the best stories I have ever read. I feel connected to every one of the characters. Have I mentioned how much I love John Mark? This story is a huge blessing and a wonderful pick-me-up when I’m discouraged”
                                            -Kelsie McKernie, Georgia

“The plot flows so seamlessly and flawlessly that I was mesmerized. The historical perspective is intensely personal, vibrantly woven into the lives and words of the characters”

                                           -Julia Hanawalt,
                                           Writing and Research Instructor,
                                           Jackson Community College, Michigan

I hope you enjoy your time reading Found on 16th Avenue and My Portion Forever. I love to visit with readers, so email me and we'll share a special friendship across the miles.

Love always,