They spend time together for old times’ sake before parting ways to join the war in Europe.
Kevin Welsh, an infantryman, and Helen Townsend, a nurse, both from Tekapo, had discovered the wonder of their love the night before. Today, the two young people had to report for service after the Prime Minister made New Zealand the first country to declare war against Germany.
Memories of their passionate night follow the two lovers until the end of that war. Then, their love faces new challenges as sorrow crosses their path again. Never could they have realised that this war would steal their youth.
With love from Tekapo is a must-read for readers with a passion for history and love stories.More info →
Jeni takes the reader on a memorable day safari and creates, with every sentence, an exact account of the event – so realistic that one can even feel the slightest bump in the road, hear the elephant's trumpet, and the roar of a lion.
In her notes on the brief history of Addo, she mentions that the park was literally borne out of tragedy. In a sense, the idea of this book, too, was inspired during tragic circumstances. We are currently under level 3 Covid-19 lockdown and she, like every other nature guide and tourism operation, had no source of income. The tourism industry is one of the hardest hit by the implementation of the strictest lockdown measures worldwide and four months later, there is no light at the end of the tunnel. For an industry that contributes four hundred and twenty-six billion Rand to the economy annually, many guides did not qualify for government assistance and approximately one and a half million tourism partners are on their knees.
Jeni lost her business due to the corvid-19 outbreak.
This is her story: “There was a little voice from within that told me I couldn’t do it, but my heart said otherwise. My heart simply reminded me that I needed to get out of my head, concentrate on something positive, something that I would enjoy and that would give me the opportunity to share my knowledge as a guide and showcase my favourite photos taken in the park. It also told me that even if it never got published, I would have survived the mental anguish that tortured my soul during the dark days of lockdown, and I would have a memoir of note. I listened to my heart, which also did not surprise me because I’ve always been one to do everything with the utmost passion and my heart is filled with Addo and every single creature that lives within her. So, this is my book. A book, written from my heart. The same heart that proudly guided thousands of guests through Addo, happily sharing knowledge, experience and passion for its wildlife and biomes. I have so many stories of funny experiences, hilarious moments with guests, sad moments when we all cried and those moments when no-one dared speak, nor breathe, too afraid to make a sound until the moment had passed and we all looked at each other with big eyes, then burst into laughter of utter relief and awe.”
This book is not intended as a field guide, but rather a guided safari through each loop, relating some of the amazing sightings in that area, to celebrate the innate beauty, history and sense of peace that the Addo Elephant National Park presents to each and every person who enters her domain.More info →
They rule the drug world and find their way into the meth dens of Cape Town. The SAPS team, BAD is confronted by a delinquent world that is foreign to their crime intelligence.
Family reigns supreme in this epic tale. The police family, the mafia family but most of all, blood family. With love triangles, and surprising, twists and turns this book will leave you gasping for more.More info →
It is the year 2048, 30 years after a devastating quake had changed Gauteng’s geographic features. The effects of the acid water, that covered most of the area, was visible to everyone but the government. The silent death crawling closer leaving devastation in its path. Nothing is excluded from the terror.
Tanya and Steve’s path of survival meet up with the rebels in their search for clean water and she had to face much more than just acid water to stay alive.
A thrilling story of courage and survival.More info →