My latest women’s / psychological fiction novel A Marriage of Convenience is now published:
Worldwide purchase link: http://bookShow.me/B07D7Z37DR
Gerrie Hermann, aspiring rock star from a rich South African family, has an unusual proposal for Sophie Woods when he meets her for the first time in their university canteen. Strait-laced Sophie has never done anything out of the ordinary in the whole of her 19 years. When she decides to take Gerrie up on his offer she has no idea that her decision is going to affect the rest of her life in ways that she could never have foreseen, even in her wildest dreams.
Here are 2 reviews on Goodreads:
5 stars from D.G Kaye
Turner has a gift for creating engrossing family drama stories and fleshing out strong characters who draw us into their stories and emotions.
In this tale we are introduced to Sophie, a university student, who is offered an unusual opportunity to marry Gerrie, an aspiring musician who is a fellow student; he’s looking for someone who will marry him to give him legal status to stay in the UK to pursue his musical career. A large sum of money comes with the offer, which makes it quite a tempting one.
What transpires from their marriage of convenience turns out to be a lasting love, along with an emotional rollercoaster for both Sophie and Gerrie from the beginning, when they first have to inform their parents about the sudden marriage, and continues with the drama that ensures throughout their marriage (no spoilers). Suffice to say, that the plot thickens when Gerrie hatches a plot to extract money from his wealthy parents to start up a band and take it on the road, which backfires because Gerrie’s parents had bigger dreams of him taking over the family business. This leaves Gerrie with no option but to go through with his alternate plan which ultimately winds up jeopardizing his family.
The story continues to build with many tribulations as the couple’s plight to gain funds gets sticky, and Gerrie and Sophie are faced with dramatic family woes. As the years pass and their family grows, grief that is hidden but never forgotten plays a big part in their quest to regain their family unit and in doing so, find forgiveness for the baddies who had turned their lives upside down.
4 stars from Darlene Foster
Sometimes one hasty decision can affect your entire life. Sophie doesn’t know what she is getting into when she agrees to marry wannabe rock star Gerrie Hermann so he can stay in the UK and pursue his music career. Can a marriage of convenience survive a botched up kidnapping, harboured secrets, lost dreams and undeniable heartache? An easy read with real-life characters set in the exciting London music scene and exotic Rio de Janeiro.