(1) My father died a year ago, and my stepmother returned to France, her native land.(2) Her wicked stepmother and father were sending her to a finishing school, in Ireland!(3) She was on her way home to Barton Farm Cottage where she lived with her father, John, her stepmother and stepsister.(4) She reminded her of a woman who babysat for her back when she still had both her father and her stepmother around.(5) Unable to bear the torture of her stepmother , she fled home at the age of 13.(6) As my father's hand reaches for the receiver, an inflammatory remark from my stepmother says sends him charging back over to her.(7) His father gave a mighty laugh and his stepmother 's eyes twinkled in amusement.(8) Michael guessed that it was because her stepmother had given her a harsher time than her father had.(9) My mother is dead, and my father lives with my stepmother in a town just outside of London.(10) Sharon goes to live with her stepmother and father, who lectures her on how hard she has made his life.(11) When my father died, my stepmother stayed on, remarrying a couple of years later.(12) All children are from the same mother, as our stepmother did not beget any children by my father.(13) Now, more than two decades later, my stepmother nods at my question, glances at my father.(14) He found his way to the seat at the right of his father, across from his stepmother .(15) Well my father went to the party with my stepmother and he brought my half sister and me along.(16) I don't need their future stepmother telling me that they are excited about my wedding.