Photo of a yellow rose with the words: Love is Forever

Love is Forever e-Book

Author: Fran Grace, Ph.D.
ISBN: 978-1-7323185-4-0
109 pages, illustrated
Published December 21, 2022


Love is Forever traverses the heart’s journey of loss and love, graced with stories of hope and landscapes of beauty. Dr. Fran Grace and Diane Eller-Boyko share the experience of their son’s death at age 29 during the Covid pandemic.  Through story and imagery, they describe the shattering of life into broken pieces . . . and their soulful movements to allow something beautiful to emerge out of those broken pieces.

Who has not suffered loss, and who does not long for love?  This book will resonate with anyone experiencing grief, heartbreak, illness, suffering, or any kind of difficult life passage. Even in the most devastating circumstances, love is there.


Greetings and Thank You

Introduction: “I Know This Rose Will Open”

Grief Comes to Us All

Floating in Nectar: Two Stories on the Foreverness of Love

Fracturing of a Family

Peter in Covid ICU
Planes of Existence
Peter’s Passing
Entering the Grace
Pastor Jill’s Prayer at Peter’s Burial

Journey Through Grief

Letting the Heart Break Open

The Broken Pieces Become Our Stepping Stones

Seeds from Dying Flowers Become Our Springtime

Letting Go, Like Autumn Leaves

Hidden Treasures

Stories to Live By 

Each One Journeys in Their Own Way

Love is the Part of Us that Lives On

Growing a Global heart with Dedan Gills & Belvie Rooks

On the Path of Meaning with Viktor Frankl, Alexander Vesely & Mary Cimuluca

Taking the Soul’s Journey with Dante Alighieri

About the Author & Artists

Diane Eller-Boyko, RN, LCSW, is an artist, avid gardener, and psychotherapist and certified Jungian analyst.

Taylor Matousek is an artist from Northern California. Upon earning a B.A. in creative writing and studio art from the University of Redlands, she moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, where she works remotely as a marketing professional. When she isn’t obsessing over colors and nitpicking grammar, Taylor makes books, cares for her succulents, and spends time with her partner and their mischievous foxhound. Visit Taylor’s website to see her art, read excerpts of her writing, or get in touch with her.

Meggan Austin is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her MA in Counseling Psychology in 2020 with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and her BA in Depth Psychology: An Integrative Study of Psychology, Religion, and the Creative Process from Johnston Center of Integrative Studies at the University of Redlands in 2017. She enjoys discovering the interconnectedness of life through nature, photography, meditation, and the creative arts.

Larry Rose graduated from the Art Center College of Design of Pasadena and is the owner of rosefoto in Redlands, California.