Lynn Steblecki is diagnosed with scleroderma and wrote this compelling romance novel using just her thumbs. Support Lynn and SRUK by purchasing this novel as from every book sale a donation will be made to our research programme.
Simon Callow, Actor and Director said "The book needs no introduction from me: start reading it and you won’t stop until the last page. It’s a romantic, highly-charged story which sweeps you up into the drama of its hero and heroine; it’s touching and funny and sexy and exotic – and paints a very alarming picture of South Africa today. All of that you will see for yourself. So why am I writing these words? Simple: because Lynn asked me to. If you ever meet Lynn, you’ll discover pretty quickly that ‘No’ is not a word that means a lot to her."
"It transpired that for the last fifteen years she had been suffering from one of the most alarming and unpleasant dermatological conditions in existence: scleroderma, an auto-immune, rheumatic, and chronic disease that affects the body by hardening connective tissue...But scleroderma reckoned without Lynn ‘Never-say-no’ Steblecki. Once she was told what was going on – once she got a name for her condition – she set out to beat it. I realised from the moment we started speaking that this was one feisty dame, fiercely determined. But the miraculous thing was that she saw the funny side of it all. How?"
"She even managed to use her thumbs to type again, despite the inflexibility of her fingers. At that first meeting, she told me that she was planning to write a novel. I asked her to send it to me when she finished it, and now she has. I lazily assumed that it would be a story about what had happened to her. Not a bit of it. It’s about the search for love, the strength to believe that one is entitled to love and to be loved. I think that, in the end, is Lynn’s secret."