From the Publisher’s Website:
On the surface, Lena Spencer appears to have it all. She and her wealthy husband Randall have two wonderful children, and they live a life of luxury. In reality, however, Lena finds that happiness is elusive. Randall is emotionally distant, her son has developed a drug habit, and her daughter is disgusted by her mother’s “overbearing behavior.” When Randall decides that he’s had enough of marriage counseling, he offers his wife an ultimatum: “Be grateful for all I’ve done for you or leave.” Lena, realizing that money can’t solve her problems and that her husband is no longer the man she married, decides to choose the latter.
About the Author:
Jacqueline Luckett is a former sales representative for Xerox. After leaving the corporate world, Jacqueline took a creative writing class on a dare (from herself) and began writing short stories and poetry and never looked back. Jacqueline loves living in Oakland, but travels frequently to nurture her passion for photography and learning to cook exotic foods. She is currently hard at work on her next novel.
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I had a hard time with this novel. I found the characters to be very unlikeable. I found it a struggle to read because I didn’t find the actions of the lead to really be believable. Maybe because my marriage is a good one, I don’t know. Not that there haven’t been difficulties – what 28 year marriage is bliss from beginning to end but the husband in this book just seemed so intractable. Perhaps since it was just so far out of my experience I couldn’t bond with the protagonist.
The writing style is good so it wasn’t that. The reading was easy. Ms. Luckett writes in a way to draw you into a scene. This was just not a book for me.
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Disclosure: I received a gratis copy of Searching for Tina Turner from Hachette Book Group for review. Any opinions expressed are my honest opinions and were not impacted by the receipt of the free book. I received no other compensation for this post.