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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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 […]

When Life Doesn’t Work Out As Planned

“Sometimes when life doesn’t work out as you planned, there is a greater force at work.” Deanna Kahler I’ve always been a Type-A personality, scanning my mental vision board to ensure that I was on the right path. In my younger years, I very innocently thought that as long as I worked hard, loved without […]



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