Stevie Turner

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Stevie Turner is a British author of suspense, paranormal, women's fiction family dramas, and darkly humorous novels. She has also branched out into the world of audio books, screenplays, and translations. Her third novel 'A House Without Windows' gained the attention of a New York media production company in December 2017, and her screenplay 'For the Sake of a Child' won Silver in the 2017 Depth of Field International Film Festival. Her novella 'Finding David' was a quarter-finalist in the 2019 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition.

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A House Without Windows

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For the Sake of a Child

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No Sex Please, I'm Menopausal!

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The Porn Detective

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A Rather Unusual Romance

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The Pilates Class

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The Daughter-in-law Syndrome

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The Daughter-in-law Syndrome (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: The Daughter-in-law Syndrome delves into the complicated relationship that is causing much friction between Grandmother Edna Deane and her daughter-in-law Arla. In addition it focuses on the sometimes tumultuous partnership between Arla and her husband Ric. Arla Deane sometimes likens her marriage to undergoing daily psychological warfare. Husband Ric will never voice an opinion, and puts his mother Edna up high on a pedestal. Arla is sick of always feeling that she comes in at only second best to her mother-in-law, who much to Arla’s fury is never told anything by Ric or his sisters that she would not want to hear. This novel explores the husband/wife, mother/son, and mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationships. After twenty eight years of marriage, Arla, the daughter-in-law, is at the end of her tether and persuades a reluctant Ric to accompany her for marriage guidance. As they look back over their lives with Counsellor Toni Beecher, Arla slowly comes to realise her own failings, and eventually discovers the long-hidden reason why Ric will never utter a cross word to his mother. Also, adding to Arla’s stress is the fact that her son Stuart will soon be marrying Ria, a girl whom Arla feels is just looking for a free ride. Arla is convinced that Ria will be no asset to Stuart at all; her new daughter-in-law just wants to be a mother and has no intention of ever working again once the babies start to arrive. After visiting Stuart and Ria for Sunday lunch, Arla is convinced that her son is making the biggest mistake of his life…..

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"Sam the fisherman is used to catching all sorts of sea life to make a living. He’s not used to that sea life paying for their freedom in gold.

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Although this was a short book, a really exciting story was crammed into the pages. The story twists and turns as you read, and bounces you around until you can't tell up from down. I am looking forward to reading more from thi" Read more of this review »
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Meticulously researched biographies of the 5 victims of Jack the Ripper. We learn how the women did not start out as prostitutes, but instead poverty, alcoholism, their husband's adultery or all three caused their lives to descend into chaos. One of ...more
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“Perseverance, not jealousy, will get you where you want to be.”
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“The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.”
L.P. Hartley, The Go-Between

“If my twelve-year-old self, of whom I had grown rather fond, thinking about him, were to reproach me: 'Why have you grown up such a dull dog, when I gave you such a good start? Why have you spent your time in dusty libraries, catologuing other people's books instead of writing your own? What had become of the Ram, the Bull and the Lion, the example I gave you to emulate? Where above all is the Virgin, with her shining face and curling tresses, whom I entrusted to you'- what should I say?

I should have an answer ready. 'Well, it was you who let me down, and I will tell you how. You flew too near to the sun, and you were scorched. This cindery creature is what you made me.'

To which he might reply: 'But you have had half a century to get over it! Half a century, half the twentieth century, that glorious epoch, that golden age that I bequeathed to you!'

'Has the twentieth century,' I should ask, 'done so much better than I have? When you leave this room, which I admit is dull and cheerless, and take the last bus to your home in the past, if you haven't missed it - ask yourself whether you found everything so radiant as you imagined it. Ask yourself whether it has fulfilled your hopes. You were vanquished, Colston, you were vanquished, and so was your century, your precious century that you hoped so much of.”
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“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
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“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
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