Monday, February 1, 2010
Review: Searching for Tina Turner by Jacqueline E. Luckett
Searching for Tina Turner by Jacqueline E. Luckett
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (January 27, 2010)
Synopsis: 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. Drawing strength from Tina Turner's life story, SEARCHING FOR TINA TURNER is Lena's struggle to find herself after 25 years of being a wife and mother.
Review: This story is a great example of money not buying love and fullfillment. After many years of helping build her husbands career and letting hers fall by the wayside and raising their children Lena feels kinda trapped and searches to no end for a solution. Randall, her husband is a royal a// to be quite frank. I immediatlely took a hard disliking to that man and he just makes me madder and madder as the story goes on.
I feel like this is a story of a woman whose starting over and trying to reimbrace what she lost. At first I was like wow how can she not be happy with all those fancy things and nice house, and all but I felt her pain and unfullfilment rather quickly into Lena's story and by the end I was really proud for her of not being afraid to start over and go after what makes her happy just like Tina her heroine did!