Faye Rogan has lived in Turkey for the last fifteen years, initially working in an international school in Ankara and now leading a more relaxed life in Dalyan. She immerses herself in Turkish culture and enjoys an authentic life in a traditional village. Living the dream in this little piece of paradise.

‘Seeing the Truth’

‘Seeing the Truth’ is her debut novel.


What is the book about?

While on holiday in Marmaris, Kaye Knowles, meets Vedat Erdem, a Kurdish cotton farmer from the south east of Turkey. Their holiday romance soon becomes an all-consuming love affair.

Blinded by love, Kaye struggles with the language barrier, cultural differences and family objections as life takes her on an emotional rollercoaster of joy, heartbreak, hope and disappointment.

As she explores the delights of Turkey, her world comes crashing down when she finds out that their relationship is built on a foundation of lies and deceit. 

About the author

Faye holding a copy of her debut novel
Faye holding a copy of her debut novel

Faye Rogan, originally from Buxton, Derbyshire, in the picturesque Peak District of England, is now an expat living in Dalyan. She has lived in Turkey for the last fifteen years, initially working at Bilkent Laboratory & International School in Ankara until she had to give up her position as the Elementary School Principal due to ill health.

She speaks fluent Turkish and immerses herself in Turkish culture, enjoying an authentic life in a traditional village. She feels lucky to be living the dream in this little piece of paradise.

It was her love for a Turkish man which led her to write her debut novel “Seeing the Truth”. While the novel is a work of fiction, it is based on her own experiences of a challenging relationship where the differing cultures, language barrier and religion were a constant struggle.

A keen reader of all types of fiction, she had never come across a romance novel that explored the stereotypical relationships between British women and Turkish men. Through her own experience and needing a winter project to keep her occupied in a very quiet, out of season Dalyan, “Seeing the Truth” was born.

Where can you buy a copy of the book?

Directly from Faye’s Facebook page (30TL plus p&p). If you would like a signed or personalised copy, send me a private message. Or buy it on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle version

Some of the 5* reviews on Amazon

Amazon 5* reviews
Amazon 5* reviews

‘I loved this book and couldn’t put it down. The best book I’ve read in a while.’

‘Gripping, funny and tantalising.’

‘I thoroughly enjoyed this book – literally read it in one day as I couldn’t put it down.’

‘Beautifully written and very descriptive.’

‘Perfect combination of holiday read and an insight into Kurdish and Turkish culture.’

‘Enough personal detail to make a great holiday read; enough history and culture to broaden the mind.’

‘A roller coaster ride with lots of humour.’

The descriptions of the Turkish landscapes are so well written, the book inspires me to see more of the country.’

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