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A Timeless Love Story

A love story for all people who have ever been in love, this true story follows the trials and tribulations of a 13 year old girl who was an A student and a 15 year old boy who was an average student in a small west central Minnesota town , population 595, in the late 1950’s. The boy was in athletics and the girl was in senior high band. With not much to do in this small town, they would go to dances in the school cafeteria after home football and basketball games. They knew how to do the jitterbug, but they waited for the slow dances so they could hold each other. They fell in love, but their happiness was short lived until 55 years later.

“More than a love story, the reader follows the emotions of the authors through heart-wrenching decisions. You will be surprised at the outcome.”

“Readers will follow the authors in their lives and quite possibly identify with them in their own life’s journey. Follow your heart is advice often given but not taken. ”

“Torn apart in their youth, it took 55 years for them to find each other again.”

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Soon to be seen on RTL Television

“How did you find me…after all these years? A Family Memoir” has been selected as one of the best 25 love stories in the world by the producers of RTL Television in Germany. A segment for “The 25” will be aired in the coming weeks in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. We will share the segment on our website soon.

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What Others Are Saying

"One might hope for and celebrate one great miracle in a lifetime, but ... two?  Such is realized in this love story journey, which covers more than 50 years of mystery, and features transparency, vulnerability, patience and, especially, love and hope."

Rev. Duane Everson

50-year ELCA pastor in Minnesota

"We looked forward to reading your book each night ... We couldn't wait to get to the next chapter!  Thank you for such an honest recounting of your lives and that of your first child."

Marsha Kitchel

Southwestern Minnesota Artist

"If anybody on this planet deserves happiness, it is you.  You've been so patient, loving, kind and gracious every minute that I've known you despite burdens that would have caused so many of us to stumble and fall.  I don't think I've ever heard you say a bad word about anybody, no matter what.  I am so happy for you and Denny.  I believe in the power of love, and you have proved that love is all there is.

I wish you every success with this book – and that all of your hopes and dreams continue to come true in amazing ways.  If you have any extra fairy dust, I hope you will sprinkle a little my way. 

Sending love and warmest friendship to you and yours"


"How Did You Find Me, After all these Years, is a touching life story following a couples love, challenges, separation and reconnection.  A truly enjoyable journey proving that life’s meandering turns are for a reason and can surprise us with the happiness that comes out of even the most challenging of events.  You can be sure this true story will leave you feeling grateful, thankful and blessed."

Karen Jurgenson


This family memoir is a collaboration of love and a story to tell.

Dennis Vinar, is a speaker, inventor, marketing executive with his own business for over 40 years, and now an author who lives in Northfield, Minnesota with his wife Karen and enjoys art, music (especially concerts at Orchestra Hall), nature, reading, travelling, bicycling, exercising, photography and golf. They arrived at the idea of writing this memoir on their wedding day in 2015.

Karen Lehmann Vinar, an interior designer and kitchen and bath designer for over 40 years, lives in Northfield, Minnesota with her husband Dennis, enjoys art, attending musical and theatrical performances, reading, nature, and gardening. Currently, she has a woman-owned business.

Jean Voxland has teamed with her husband and birth parents in writing a memoir that gives a tug at the heart strings.  Jean ,who enjoys hiking and photography, lives in Kenyon, Minnesota with her husband Andrew and a big white Great Pyrenees dog named Daisy.

Andrew Voxland has found it enjoyable and necessary to have written a part of the memoir from his perspective.  He currently resides in Kenyon, Minnesota with his wife Jean and takes pleasure in grilling rib-eyes and enjoying local music.


Current Events

September 8 and 9, 2018 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Riverfront Arts Festival, Booth #45
Downtown Northfield on West Side of River
Northfield, MN 55057
Riverfront Art Festival

September 18, 2018 2:00 PM
Frazee LINK Site
305 North Lake St.
Frazee, MN 56544

September 18, 2018 7:00 PM
Fosston Public Library
403 Foss Ave. North
Fosston, MN 56542

September 19, 2018 10:00 AM
Cormorant LINK Site Community Center
10929 County Hwy. 5
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572

September 19, 2018 2:00 PM
Ulen LINK Site Senior Citizens Center
13 1st St. NW
Ulen, MN 56585

September 20, 2018 6:30 PM
Moorhead Public Library
118 5th St. S.
Moorhead, MN 56560

September 26, 2018 10:30 AM
Hutchinson Senior Center/Event Center
1005 MN-15
Hutchinson, MN 55350

September 28, 2018
Joe Crawford Live Show
Ontario, Canada

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