From the Author
My father, the man we all called Poppa John, was my hero. Plain and simple! I adored the man as a child, a young girl, a married woman and most of all as a senior who truly understood the battles against age he overcame to stay sweet and kind until the day he passed.
He loved to make people laugh, said their smiles gave him joy... and hope.
One time, my son asked him the secret of being a good person, and his answer still rings true - be human.
We all miss him terribly, and the only way I could bear losing him was to write him into this book as my favorite character of all time. (And just so you know, most of the anecdotes told in this book were based on the truth.)
He'll be remembered every time we see a yellow begonia, hear the song "Big, Bad John, and see the wonderful stain glass memories he left behind.
He was... and will always be... my special hero.
About the Author
Mimi lives on theEast coast of Vancouver Island with her husband and writes her various romanceswith tongue in cheek and a mad glint in her eye. She's been known to say: "If I can steal a booklover's attention awayfrom their every-day grind, absorb them into a fantasy love story, and makethem care about the ending, then I've done my job."