Tanya is a forthright, emotionally charged love story of a pioneer couple, Tanya and Tom Parker. They face and overcome many obstacles as they struggle to carve out a farm from forest primeval. From the nineteen twenties to the nineteen seventies we follow them through all the pain and joy that life brings their way. It is an occasionally violent, occasionally earthy tale. Life at times is heavy for the couple as they struggle with infidelity; financial ruin and terminal illness. They learn what it means to practise love and compassion and experience the beauty and power of forgiveness. The story ends with a horrific triple murder. The beautiful epilogue in the last pages of the book takes one into the spirit world.