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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Turning for Home by Caren J. Werlinger

Turning for Home by Caren J. Werlinger
Lesbian Contemporary General Fiction
Paperback: 366 pages
Publisher: Ylva Verlag e.Kfr. (February 28, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 395533323X
ISBN-13: 978-3955333232
Amazon: Turning for Home
Amazon Kindle: Turning for Home

Like her mother before her, Jules Calhoon couldn't wait to escape her small Ohio town. Unlike her mother, though, Jules couldn't disappear forever. When she's called back for her grandfather's funeral, the visit unleashes a flood of memories and starts her on a lonely-and familiar-path. Her partner, Kelli, feels Jules slipping away but can't figure out how to pull her back. In desperation, she turns to Jules's oldest friend-and her ex-Donna. The problem is, Donna never could figure out why her relationship with Jules ended so long ago, and she never stopped loving Jules. When a lonely, confused teenager reaches out to Jules for help, the past and present are set on a collision course, igniting a chain of events that will leave none of them unscathed.

A very complex story, deftly told, with characters that leap off the page and grab your heart.

So good! I love that the author was able to use so well the flashbacks to develop the story, more than once I have read books that seemed broke in two because of them but in this case it was so flawless that have made the story more strong and interesting. This is a book that i will read again for sure! 

Another winner by this author.  I love her writing style and the complexity of her characters. I couldn't put this one down and was sad when it ended.  The author pulls you in with her writings.

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