Thursday, March 24, 2016

Review: A Turbulent Affair by Sarah Doebereiner

They each have a secret that could destroy their relationship… Crystal and Sylvia are best friends, each the only one the other one trusts. But they each have a dark secret, and neither one knows how to tell the other. Crystal’s secret is that she’s gay and strongly attracted to Sylvia. She wants more than friendship, but she’s afraid to destroy what they already have by letting Sylvia know. And after all, friendship is better than nothing, isn’t it? But Sylvia’s secret is more sinister. It could not only destroy their friendship, it could also hurt Crystal—in more ways than one.

Turbulent Affair by Sarah Doebereiner. If you don't like girl on girl relationships, then this book is not for you but I would hope that you would read this story for more than that. Look at it and understand the relationships. For how two friends can become more to one another. Not just in a sexual way but as a soul partner in life. Two people finding then yen- yang to help them find peace in their world in order to get through life, which is what we all really want. A partner who understands you and loves your faults and all. That is what this story is truly about.
As for the writing of the story, the structure felt short and choppy. At times, it took me out of the moment. Maybe that was the author's choice to help create the mood of how these women were feeling. I don't know. I also felt the Doebereiner spent more time telling me info instead of letting the characters show me how they were feeling.

About the Author

Sarah Doebereiner is a short story author, novelist, and poet. She graduated from Wright State University in 2010 with her BA in English. Sarah lives in central Ohio with her husband and two small children. She enjoys writing short stories including: micro-fiction, flash fiction, and novella length works. 

Macabre themes fascinate her because of their tendency to stay with readers long after the book has been closed, but the joy in short fiction is the opportunity to try out all kinds of genres. Good writing is good writing, after all, no matter what clothes it wears. Sarah loves to read anthologies. She is obsessed with all things nerdy: Sherlock, Doctor Who, Harry Potter.

A few of Sarah's favorite authors are:

Amelia Atwater Rhodes
L.J. Smith
J.K. Rowling
R.L. Stine

Clive Barker
Mary Shelly
Dean Koontz
Edgar Allen Poe

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