If any readers like ‘faction’ (fiction based on fact), then ‘A Rather Unusual Romance’ is just $0.99 / £0.99 today and until 30th October.
Erin Mason, divorced and with two teenage sons, finds her world falling apart when she’s diagnosed with cancer. Not too far away somebody else, Alan Beaumont, is also suffering a similar fate.
Their paths slowly come together in this inspiring tale, which is partially based on actual events, and shows how love can flourish in the most unlikely of circumstances.
I based Erin and Alan’s cancer treatment on what I had to go through myself back in 2005/2006, although I hasten to say that the romance part of the story is entirely made up! I will leave you with a few 5 star reviews the book has on Amazon.com:
1. Stevie Turner’s A Rather Unusual Romance is exactly that. It’s unusual because its primary characters are middle-aged. It’s unusual because their “meet cute” is anything but – they’re both cancer patients. It’s unusual because that’s treated as a complication in the lives of Erin Mason and Alan Beaumont, rather than as a sentence of death. A hopeful, humorous, down-to-earth love story, partly based on reality, A Rather Unusual Romance neatly delivers on its title’s promise.
2. A Rather Unusual Romance is exactly as promised by the title, but an unusual romance is a breath of fresh air. I enjoy some teenage puppy love now and then, but mature relationships can be just as exciting and interesting when told with the right voice. The author delivers that well-written romance for adults.
3. This is an exceptionally well written romance that as the title promises is usual. It is unusually good. It has unusual central characters. It is unusually realistic. It is unusually powerful and moving. I highly recommend this story.