A Lemon Tree for Wilshire

A Lemon Tree for Wilshire is the story of a young superhero and his magical expedition to fulfill his greatest desire, to grow his family tree.


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Meet Gina

Author Gina Thornton


Gina Thornton is a children’s book author. Her debut book, A Lemon Tree for Wilshire, is inspired by her family’s personal journey with infertility and their unexpected path to parenthood via an egg-donor.

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My Infertility Story: Episode 1

A new beginning Today, October 15, is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Like the heartbreaking medical events this day is meant to commemorate—miscarriage, stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and the loss of a newborn—it is an occasion that people rarely talk about. Whether because they feel alone, angry, ashamed, or embarrassed, people who […]

On Air Live – Calgary Eyeopener with David Gray, Angela Knight

Listen to the live segment I had the pleasure of speaking with David Gray at CBC Eyeopener regarding my family’s personal journey with infertility and my book A Lemon Tree for Wilshire, a tribute to my two beautiful children William and Scarlett and their special birth story. What an amazing journey this has been – […]

The Adorable (but Slightly Barky) Puppy

“My little dog – the heartbeat at my feet.” Edith Wharton The adorable (but slightly barky) puppy goes by many names – NaNa, Delilah, Spaniel, Crackers, Bean – but most notable, is Nootsie (yes Nootsie, like Tootsie….Roll). True to her moniker in A Lemon Tree For Wilshire, Nootsie is what we like to call in […]



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