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4.73  ·  Rating Details ·  62 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Roger is a down-to-earth builder type, Judy is the harassed single mother of four teenage boys, and Thelma is a librarian who usually looks as though she's been sitting on a wasps' nest for most of her life.

Neville is on the lookout for a woman (any woman will do), and Julian just wants to be young again. Edie is the wrong side of 70, and Roz is a size zero fitness queen.
Published November 19th 2013 by Smashwords Edition
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Zoe Saadia
Oct 21, 2014 Zoe Saadia rated it it was amazing
Petra's Pilates class sounds like one I would join with no hesitation. Full of delightfully diverse, riveting, real-life characters it made me feel as though I was there, a part of the fun, the bubbling interaction, the feisty dialog. As I read I found myself giggling, or laughing out loudly, or just nodding vigorously in agreement as all those quirky characters, don't we meet them all too, on a daily basis? A fun, wonderfully entertaining read!
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Jan 07, 2014 Queen Spades rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: lovers of romantic comedy
Shelves: royally-favored
*Extended review can be found on "Unleashed Speaks on The Pilates Class".*

I was first introduced to this writer when she submitted her work, The Porn Detective for The Review Board to review. Not too long ago, I saw her latest work, The Pilates Class was available so I decided to grab it based on my enthusiasm for her previous work.

Disclaimer: Slight spoilers

Blurb: The Pilates class is a humorous look at the lives and loves of several different characters attending a Pilates exercise class fo
Dec 05, 2013 Amy rated it really liked it
* I received this book for free, in exchange for an honest review. *

Who knew a Pilates class could be so interesting?

Each person who attends Petra's Pilate class at the local gym has their own story. Their own reason for being in the class. Roger and Julian their arms aren't working properly and they need to stretch it. Judith because she needs to get away from all the boys in her life! Edie, she needs something to do. Neville to pick up chicks cause he is striking out. Thelma, because she is a
C.B. Blaha
Oct 25, 2014 C.B. Blaha rated it it was amazing

Once again, Stevie Turner did not disappoint with THE PILATES CLASS. I just love her sideways take on reality. This novel is chock-full of humorous characters that will have you laughing the moment you crack the book. With the aim of rehabilitating his injured shoulder, Roger Harvey’s doctor prescribes several free sessions in a Pilates class, and this where the fun begins. You will totally relate to the varied and idiosyncratic personalities of the class members. This read is definitely w
Oct 22, 2014 Mandus rated it it was amazing
Having recently enrolled in a pilates class, I found this read to be so much fun. The author has done a great job of avoiding clichés and stereotypes, and as a result, I found myself being able to relate to most of the characters in the story. In this humorous book, we get a glimpse inside of characters that are very much like you and me. They all have their strengths as well as weaknesses, and everything that falls in-between those two polarities. If you're in a pilates class, this is a ...more
Janet E.
Oct 19, 2014 Janet E. rated it really liked it
Humorous light reading. Four characters meet at a Pilates class: Roger, Thelma, Judy, Edie, Roz, Julian, and Neville: You expect Neville and Roz to get together, but I won't tell you if they do. These characters range from predatory male to fitness queen, librarian, mother, and more. The glue that binds these characters into a story is that they share the same instructor, called Petra.

Not the most subtle look at everyday life and the humans who you'd find at a Pilates class, but engaging and eas
Elias Zapple
Oct 24, 2014 Elias Zapple rated it really liked it
A quirky story with quirky characters that we can all relate to in a setting that would otherwise be mundane. You should always write about what you know and Stevie Turner has done it again with an easy to read story that is fun with well developed characters such as Thelma who definitely reminds me of somebody. An excellent read.
Normandie Alleman
Oct 20, 2014 Normandie Alleman rated it it was amazing
This charming and witty book made me wish I was in the Petra's Pilates class with Stevie Turner's delightful characters and their snappy dialogue! An irreverent and humorous ensemble tale that's sure to delight lovers of lighthearted fiction.
Anna Othitis
Nov 01, 2014 Anna Othitis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comedy
Stevie Turner is a great author and always enjoy reading her lovely books. This read is so much fun with twists and turns that kept me reading on. Humorous and light reading. Loved this book!
(Gifted to me for an honest review)
Darrin Mason
Oct 23, 2014 Darrin Mason rated it it was amazing
A lot of fun and, at times, very funny, this harks back to the good old 80s that gave us Stripes in the army, Moving Violations in traffic school, and Police Academy in, well, a police academy. Just a whole heap of fun. As life should be. Recommended.
Damian Stevenson
Oct 22, 2014 Damian Stevenson rated it it was amazing
Witty and original. It's hard to find good humor these days and I chuckled aloud several times. Recommended for a good laugh.
Mar 22, 2016 Louise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An easy read which cheered me up in some places while others were sad. But worth a short amount of time to read.
Deborah McClatchey
Oct 24, 2014 Deborah McClatchey rated it it was amazing
Too funny. I loved it! Wish my pilates class had a few of these characters! Highly recommend!!
Angela Searle
Feb 15, 2016 Angela Searle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very entertaining read based round attendees at a Pilates class.
Jonny Bell
Oct 23, 2014 Jonny Bell rated it it was amazing
Very interesting and fun book to say the least.
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Nov 08, 2016 Anita Mccormick rated it it was amazing
We read this book for our first book in our book club. I was so happy with this choice, although not a lengthy book it had lots of depth of it's characters and was a super fun read. I intend on reading more of Ms. Turner's books as she was a great way of writing and getting you interested right away.
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In 2014 I was pleased to win a New Apple Book Award in the Suspense/Thriller category for 'A House Without Windows', which also received a Readers' Favorite gold medal in 2015. I have now completed 8 novels, 4 novellas, and 18 short stories.

I write about the darker side of relationships that can sometimes be conveniently glossed over by the majority in an effort to present wonderfully perfect and
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