'Lasting Past' is the third book in 'Straight from The Onion Vine' trilogy. Author Jody Scott-Smith, from her daughter's friends, realizes not everyone grows up in a home with two loving parents. Main character Kara has a devoted Mom and a dad, who's recently back in her life. She has many feelings she shares with her boyfriend Scott and BFF Suzanne.
Jody Scott-Smith strongly believes that friends can fill an emptiness, through shared experience and support. She saw this happen many times with her daughter and friends, to help each other through to graduation and beyond.
Jody and her family live in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. She enjoys dog agility and 'plays' with two Papillons, often camping for the weekend at trial sites.