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Sometimes a Light Surprises

by Jamie Langston Turner

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NCLA Review - Turner is author of seven novels and winner of two Christy Awards. She is a professor of creative writing at Bob Jones University. In this new contemporary novel, Ben Buckley has never gotten over the loss of his wife and her twenty year old unsolved murder. Weeks before her death, she had made a new friend and become very religious. Ben didn't understand this change and he'd withdrawn from her. Angry and still feeling guilty for the way he'd behaved those last weeks, Ben has been withdrawn ever since. Kelly, a daughter of the woman his wife had befriended, ends up working for his company. Kelly's honesty and faith begin to change Ben and he begins to understand the importance of family and faith in his life. The hopeful ending was refreshing and realistic. Rating: 4 —PD ( )
  ncla | Jan 2, 2011 |
Jamie Langston Turner is one of my favorite Christian authors. Her plots are often complex and thought-provoking and characters believable. The Buckley family was scarred and dysfunctional because of the murder of Ben's wife and the children's mother. Ben's life was controlled and predictable. He avoided his emotions and children but by God's grace they were slowly healing and reconnecting with each other by the end of the book.
Mrs. Turner truly "gets into the head" of her characters. We, the readers, are the beneficiary of this. ( )
  CoraJoanBurgett | Aug 31, 2010 |
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Though it was years ago, Ben Buckley has never gotten over the loss of his wife. But even more than the mystery surrounding her death is the radical change that occurred in her life shortly beforehand. Their marriage was unusually happy--until she met a woman who "turned her on to religion." Baffled, angry, and still feeling guilty for the way he treated Chloe those final weeks, Ben now lives behind the protective walls of severed relationships and a rigid work routine. When two unlikely people enter his narrow world, Ben's view of his life begins to change, and gradually the barriers he's erected around himself come tumbling down. For readers who enjoy character-driven, thought-provoking stories that stay with them long after the last page is turned.

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Ben Buckley has never gotten over the loss of his wife. More bewildering than the mystery surrounding her death is the radical change that occurred in her shortly beforehand -- a "conversion," she had called it. Baffled, angry, and still feeling guilty for the way he'd withdrawn from her during those final weeks, Ben now lives behind the protective walls of severed relationships and rigid routines. An unlikely young woman knocks on the door of his narrow world. Her simple honesty and childlike faith are incomprehensible to him, but in spite of his misgivings Ben finds himself on a journey he never would have begun on his own. - publisher… (more)

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