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The Donor by Stevie Turner
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Jan 15, 2016

it was amazing
Read on January 14, 2016

AUTHOR STEVIE TURNER of the United Kingdom has penned a novel of love & betrayal that grips the reader from the opening lines to the climatic last word. I have been a voracious reader for over sixty years. "THE DONOR" by Stevie Turner (make no mistake, several books bearing the same title by other Authors) breaks from the traditional "first person" or "third person Point-of-View. I immediately fell in love with Ms. Turner's writing style and her keen talent for switching between her characters. "THE DONOR" introduces you to "Claire Ronson", a 19 year old British girl who secretly attended a three day "Rock Band Festival", the British version of America's infamous "Woodstock" of 1969. Her parents, upper-middle class, Donald, a doctor and Marian, a nurse would never have allowed her to attend the festival. Having been awake for three days and nights, her food stolen, and penniless, she must make her way twenty miles to the Ferry Boat Station to return to her comfortable home. We are then introduced to "Ross Tyler", a blond adonis, as Claire sees him. He comes to her rescue and offers an apple, which she devours. Placing a protective arm around her, he assures her safe passage to the Ferry Boat Station. Ross is also penniless, so they hitch a ride with a farmer and make their way to the ferry boat. Claire calls her parents (collect) to pick her up at the dock. She tells Ross her parents will give him a lift home. Upon one look at Ross, her father does not take a liking to him. The next morning, after her parents have left for the hospital, she finds her older sister is home from the University where she is a Medical Student. Isabel (Izzy) informs her she has broken off her long-term relationship with her boyfriend, Jeff. Claire tells her all about the festival and meeting her "soul-mate", Ross. Ross had invited Claire to a local pub where he, his brother & their band will be playing the following Saturday night. Claire invites Izzy to tag along. What unfolds from there takes the reader through the next three decades. The events that occur tears their family apart. What I found most unique was how Ms. Turner describes the events not just in first or third person, but through each principal character's own thoughts and words. Her characters are so well developed you feel as if you know them as real people . . . your friends or neighbors. The end will literally blow your mind!

I LOVED "THE DONOR" and it is well deserving of FIVE STARS!

Now I am excited to purchase and read all of Author Stevie Turner's work. Fortunately, she has listed them in the first pages of "THE DONOR". Ms. Turner is an extremely talented Author who will no doubt, become an International Best Seller!
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