Turner’s Point by Gordon Osmond (Secret Cravings Publishers, 2014) chronicles the fall and recovery of a group of friends, relatives, and associates in a small town in Ohio. The crisis develops when a socially prominent wife and mother who is an aspiring actress and her son are both seduced by a washed-up Hollywood actor in town for a play (Slipping on Stardust, Secret Cravings, 2013). When he leaves, the Brockway family is in shambles. After their divorce, Dan—his law practice destroyed by an associate—leaves Ohio to open a new practice in California, accompanied by his new college-age girlfriend he acquired while his wife was engaged in her affair.
Eileen and son Kyle come to terms with their failures, confront their challenges, and begin their own recovery in their hometown with the help of some new friends. Eileen moves beyond the affair and divorce in search of financial success on her journey to personal success. Kyle joins her financial venture and embraces his gay lover and lifestyle on the road to his own happily-ever-after.
Turner’s Point is more literary fiction than traditional contemporary romance. Turner’s Point is filled with complex characters whose dysfunctional relationships are only resolved when they confront their challenges, then seek personal happiness and fulfillment. In the vernacular, sucking it up and moving on. Osmond graphically illustrates how those who don’t embrace healing are doomed to wallow in self-pity, and, eventually, turn outward in vicious tirades and personal attacks on others.
Turner’s Point is a highly recommended read. Osmond examines some of the more negative aspects of the human condition, then allows the characters to confront their devils to achieve personal absolution and triumph. A great read for those who appreciate hard-earned happily-ever-afters.
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