Today’s Team Review is from Chris, she blogs at http://cphilippou123.wordpress.com
Chris has been reading Turning For Home by Caren J Werlinger
Hard-hitting coming-of-age with sprinklings of romance, this is drama with gritty yet hopeful message.
When Jules’s grandfather dies and she returns home, the memories of the events that led to her leaving come flooding back and threaten her relationship with her partner, Kelli. When a young girl, Ronnie, asks Jules for help getting out of town and Kelli reaches out to Jules’ ex, Donna, past and present build to an unexpected conclusion.
The two story threads (past and present) intertwined wonderfully, with tension slicing through both. The characters were strong and realistically flawed, and the depiction of the issues faced by multiple generations (including Jules’ grandmother) made for a harrowing read. But a very worthwhile one. Recommended.
*I received a free copy from the author, via Rosie’s Book Review Team, in exchange for my honest review.