Published Author Treats Everyone With ‘Love of a Stranger’

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New book is an official entry at this year’s New York Library Association Book Exhibit to be held in Saratoga Springs on November 2-5, 2010

Lovers of romance, mystery, and at the same time inspirational reads will surely engross themselves in this latest publication by author Gretchen Mavis Turney. Released through Xlibris, Love of a Stranger is a perfect addition to anyone’s collection.

Years had already passed after Jennifer killed a gangster at her home—the day her husband, Roman, was tragically killed. After those traumatic experiences that changed her life forever, she is now ready to face the world with her daughter, Katie. Since Roman’s death, his best friend Brinkley has devotedly watched over Jennifer and Katie and feels as if he is becoming part of the family. But to Jennifer’s surprise, Van comes into the scene. Mysterious, deep, but with a good heart, he wins the heart of Katie and Jennifer. There are many things about Van that seem familiar to Jennifer and she finds it intriguing and interesting to find out who he really is. As time goes by, their relationship blooms despite Brinkley’s warning for Van to stay away from the girls. Will Jennifer fall in love with Van—but who really is this man?

Suspenseful, captivating, and inspiring, Love of a Stranger will make its readers fall in love again and again. This book will be featured at this year’s New York Library Association Book Exhibit in Saratoga Springs, NY on November 2-5, 2010. For more information, log on to

About the Author
Born in Knox County, Ohio, Gretchen Mavis Turney grew up in the very small villages of Howard and Danville, Ohio. She began studying music at the age of seven and holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from the Conservatory of Music of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. She married Glen W. Turney in 1958 and they have two children and two grandchildren. She has been a schoolteacher, an executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, worked in bank management and real estate, worked as a marketing director in health services, has been co-owner of a retail sporting goods store, president of her own rehab business, and has coordinated telecommunications for a small college campus. During the past years, she has written and compiled the music for elementary schoolchildren, Christmas musicals and pageants, and adult singing groups. She has also written short stories, newspaper feature articles, children’s stories, and novels. The couple published a book on personal finance, Easy Steps to Easy Street in 1989. Love of a Stranger, her first published novel, is her first attempt at a trilogy genre of romance, mystery, and inspiration.

Love of a Stranger * by Gretchen Mavis Turney
Publication Date: June 30, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 212 pages; 978-1-4535-2937-9
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 212 pages; 978-1-4535-2938-6
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-2939-3

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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