Jessie's Way is a novel about love and sacrifice. It begins in Halifax, where Jessie discovers that she is pregnant after having unwanted sex with her boss. She discovers her situation in a newly post 9/11 world, she feels that she has lost all of her important connections and embarks on a mission to find a loving home for her unborn child. She leaves behind the love of her life because she feels that there is no future in a relationship with David, who is in the midst of his own journey of self-discovery. They both struggle to find meaning in their lives only to find it in each other?s arms.
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Jan Elizabeth Hastings Porter, the Creative Director of Write as Rain, Inc., was born in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and grew up with wonderful adoptive parents in Amherst, Nova Scotia. Spent all of her youth enjoying Cumberland County, spending summers on the Northumberland Strait, attending High School in Amherst where she met her husband, Gary, of 25 years. She briefly attended Mount Saint Vincent University and University of Western Ontario before settling at York University to complete her B.A. in Sociology and a Bachelor of Social Work. She began her Social Work career at Family and Children’s Service in Windsor, NS then moved to Halifax working with Choices, DASC Industries and finally with Metro Community Housing where she learned her love of the mental health field. A career opportunity for Gary took them back to Ontario where Jan was able to stay home with a young family. After spending several years in Ontario, where Jessie’s Way was written, she was glad to come home in 2002 to be closer to family, make a home and grow some roots. She celebrated a happy reunion with her birth family in 2004 and continues to enjoy her family in the Valley. She is currently living on the South Shore watching her two children getting ready to leave the nest and working for South Shore Health doing Community Support for people recovering from serious mental illness. In 2011 Write as Rain, Inc. was born to primarily encourage the improvement of mental health through creative practices, this includes the development of Guerrilla Gardening: Landscaping for the Soul, a group program for schools or mental health programs. Jan enjoys yoga, gardening and other spiritual ventures but writing has always been there, waiting in the wings, waiting for the curtain to go up. Let the show go on.
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Book Description CreateSpace, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 260 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.59 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1477631321