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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Book Review - Turnabout by April Alisa Marquette

Book Review
by April Alisa Marquette

About the Author
April Alisa Marquette, a native New Yorker was delighted with the Literature and Creative Writing electives offered in college. Once a tutor for middle school and high school students, she shared with them her love for reading as well as writing. She is committed to creating detailed sagas that depict smart, sexy, savvy multi-cultural women.

She also writes non-fiction. She is the co-author of a series of inspirational books with a renowned New York evangelist. Relinquish and Reap is the name of the series. Autobiographical, seven purse-sized books are slated to tell the seventy-something Jessica Janna's story. One for each decade of Jessica's life, you will feel the love, as the authors offer tidbits on how to live peaceably amid life's turbulence.
April also writes a weekly column online, discussing Ethnic Beauty. In her column she offers beauty advice, tips, and tricks. At the Ethnic Beauty site at there is also an interactive, visitor-friendly forum where discussions take place. It April's endeavor to empower, as well as offer value to women of varying ethnicities.

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Book Description
Sexy, savvy Abigail takes care of everyone in her circle of friends and family. However, one night something happens. Distressed, she shows up at the home of ruggedly attractive, pop music producer, Joseph Forrester. He would like them to become a couple. Yet it seems they just may be doomed to remain apart, due to conflicting emotions, and other people --namely Abigail's unscrupulous ex. This man has learned something that she's kept secret. He plans to use garnered knowledge to advance himself, even amid the misfortune that suddenly befalls her! Will the seemingly star-crossed lovers be able to rely on those that Abigail has cared for in the past? Amid a terrible tragedy, will love sustain the couple, or will Abigail simply...slip away, for good, this time?

Our Book Review
Who said 'Love' was ever simple?  Certainly not the stories main characters Abigail and Joseph.  Joseph has loved Abigail for many years, watching her through her failing relationships, watched her suffering, being the friendly shoulder to cry on while he longs for her.  Abigail fragile from life, her mother ran down by a drunken driver, she was raped at college, many failed relationships, seems to be unaware of his feelings.  Will they ever get it together?  Not if the ex, Darre, has his way, he seems to do what he can to get in between them, even using his dead mother as a reason to get back together.

Love shines through as they finally allow themselves to cross the friendship line, but for how long?  Can Joseph stop feeling that he is competing against the 'ex'?  Can Abigail finally admit to herself and Joseph that she really does love him?  Even their friends and close-knit family all know, yet it appears that the two of them are blinded from the fact.  Then a twist.......

A story full of emotion, lust and life, the author describes each character in a great way and you become familiar with their personalities, wants and desires.  At times you may feel that you would like to bang both their heads together to make them realise how they really feel !  One very slight negative was at times overcoming the characters native speech although the story itself works well with this.  An enjoyable and exciting read !!

Our Rating


  1. Ooh sounds intriguing! I'm always up for a good book! Or series! Lol thanks for the review (:

  2. Sounds like a good read! I shared on G+ and twitter

  3. Heading off to the library as soon as I get a few things done. I hope our system has this. I want to read it.

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  4. Sounds like a good book. Thanks for sharing with us. I +1 this :)

  5. Excellent review, makes one want to read the book!


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