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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Review - Searching for Tina Turner by Jacqueline E. Luckett

Title : Searching for Tina Turner

Author: Jacqueline E. Luckett

Publisher: Hachette Book Group

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Rating : You Gotta Read

Reviewed By : Shira

Who do you turn to and find inspiration for those moments when life isn’t going the way you planned? Lena Spencer turns to the person who has been a part of her and her husband’s, Randall, lives from the beginning; Tina Turner. Lena and Randall have grown from having the basics to now living in luxury in Los Angeles. Randall has fulfilled most of the goals he set for himself while telling Lena to put hers on hold. Lena, feeling the need to establish herself as Lena Spencer, Photographer, and not just Mrs. Randall Spencer, hostess extraordinaire, or Kendrick and Camille’s Mom. When Randall tells her he won’t go to any more Marriage Counseling sessions and she should just be happy with what she has or leave, Lena decides if Tina could do it and hold her head high, so could she. Using Tina’s book as her guide and a journey to see Tina in concert, Lena searches to find the answer to, “What’s Love Gotta Do With It?”

Searching for Tina Turner played like a movie while I read it. I did not want to pause to go do regular things for the fear that I might miss something. I felt the connection that Ms. Luckett wanted to share between Lena and Tina. At first, I did feel that Lena was a tad whiney and not standing up for what she wanted in her marriage and with her children but then I saw there was a growing period she needed to transition through. Randall needed to be brought back down to Earth and the only one that could touch him to do that was Lena even though neither thought she could. Ms. Luckett’s debut novel will surely be on a lot of Book Club Reading List and I recommend it highly for one that has to be in your bag or e-book reader for the summer.

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