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Turner's Rage

James Seymour

Secrets, tragedy and romance. A family's turmoil sparked by industrial revolution

Guildford, England, 1826. When six-year-old William stumbles onto a shocking scene, his innocence is shattered. Catapulted into maturity and burdened with a heavy secret, how can young William stay safe and placate his domineering father, Jonathan Turner?

Meanwhile, the steam power revolution provides the family business with opportunities and perils, and Jonathan struggles to control bouts of rage while he adapts to the changing times. When a mysterious Scottish brewer arrives with investment
opportunities that promise to secure the family’s future, it is William’s older sister, Anne, who suspects all is not what it seems.

Seventeen-year-old Anne’s life is complicated by her love for navy officer Robert South—a man beyond her station, but perhaps not beyond her reach. Her brilliant mind and her curious, caring nature may hold keys to resolving the family’s troubles.

From ruptured relationships and financial ruin to redemption and transcendent romance, this epic novel follows the fortunes and adversities of the Turner family as they wrestle with lives upended by technological and social change.


About the Author

James Seymour is English-born and Australian bred. His first novel, Turner’s Rage, was inspired by tales of his great grandfather’s exploits in the 1800s. It is the first of an exciting series that traces one emigrant family’s adventures and travels across the world to settle in the great southern land of Australia. James, a retired CPA, is now a keen historian and revisited England to research his book. The colorful town of Guildford, set on the banks of the River Wey, stole his heart with its bustling streets, friendly coffee houses, green parks and lazy canals. He invites readers to sit back with a cup of coffee and enter a world long past, be drawn into the lives of complex and lovable characters as they struggle through turbulent times with challenges not unlike the ones our civilization faces now.


Other books by James Seymour

Turner's Awakening

Turner's Awakening

Mystery, romance, grief, and exhilaration bind the family and community together in a gripping adventure as the Turners exploit technological developments and manage social change. This is the second Turner novel from James Seymour.

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Turner's Rage by James Seymour

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ISBN: 978-1-922409-94-2
Format: Paperback 234mm x 156mm
Extent: 590 pages
RRP: $34.95
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Historical Fiction
Distribution: Contact Vivid