An orphan young girl must overcome life’s hurdles to transform into a talented attorney and claw her way to the top

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Steve Wrixon Russell announces the release of ‘Don't Cry for Me, Aunt Tina’

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This is not just a romance book. It's about a young woman's battles with life's hurdles.

Steve Wrixon Russell wanted to write an inspiring story to show women that they can make the world they want for themselves. It is for this reason he has written “Don't Cry for Me, Aunt Tina” (published by Balboa Press AU), the tale of an orphan’s coming-of-age journey as she overcomes several hurdles to transform into a talented attorney who must claw her way to the top.

It is February 1947 in post-war London when 4-year-old Trish Smithers and her younger sister, Debbie, are abandoned by their mother at an orphanage. After they are eventually adopted by an Anglican minister and his wife, the sisters lead a sheltered life in a quaint country village — until tragedy strikes again.

As Trish struggles to overcome life’s hurdles, she must balance her protective nature for her younger sister with their need for a secure future. Her relationship with her loving mentor — Aunt Tina, the village postmistress — is invaluable as she encounters life's harshest lessons. As Trish continues on her coming-of-age journey into womanhood, she experiences a close call with the underworld through an unfortunate love choice.

While living alone in London as a young, naïve widow, Trish transitions into a confident and vivacious lawyer who learns how to succeed in a man’s world. But will she find a way to persevere through the tough times to smash the glass ceiling and ultimately influence history?

“This is not just a romance book. It's about a young woman's battles with life's hurdles. Her success and failures in love and how she overcomes them. The end is not your typical romantic ending,” Russell says. When asked what he wants readers to take away from the book, he answers, “I want my readers to feel good about life, to feel positive about themselves and the opportunities life has to offer.” For more details about the book, please visit

“Don't Cry for Me, Aunt Tina”
By Steve Wrixon Russell
Softcover | 5 x 8in | 454 pages | ISBN 9781982292331
E-Book | 454 pages | ISBN 9781982292348
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Steve Wrixon Russell is the father of three adult children who grew up in Sydney, Australia, meddled in local politics, and worked in the stockbroker, airline, hospitality, and transportation industries. After living and working in Africa and Europe, he now lives with his wife, Christine, on the Hawkesbury River, New South Wales, Australia.

Balboa Press Australia is a division of Hay House, Inc., a leading provider in publishing products that specialise in self-help and the mind, body and spirit genre. Through an alliance with the worldwide self-publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the Author Solutions self-publishing model. For more information or to start publishing today, visit or call 1-800-844-925.

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