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I’m pleased to be able to take part in the Rave Reviews Book Club’s new venture – ‘Pay it Forward’ week.  Today is the turn of author Bethany Turner (no relation!) to be promoted, and I hope you enjoy finding out about Bethany and her novels.

Bethany Turner

Bethany Turner was born and raised in Kentucky, but after meeting her husband in a chat room (before anybody knew it was a bad idea) she relocated to Colorado.  Bethany and her husband now have two sons. She studied theatre at the University of Kentucky before going on to a career in bank management, which eventually gave way to writing. Now she finally knows what she wants to be when she grows up!

If you like Romance, you’ll love Bethany’s trilogy of Abigail Phelps’ novels below, which focus (amongst other things) on Abigail’s fictional relationship with John F. Kennedy Jnr.

Book Purchase Links:

I’ve Loved These Days: Abigail Phelps, Book One http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LSWE6U4

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“The very first time you met me you knew that he would never be the same again, didn’t you? For the record, I was never the same again either. And while times have changed and opportunities have been lost, I still know in my heart of hearts that I never will be. But we can’t go back, and we can’t undo. What’s more, I don’t really want to. While my life is not perfect, it is uniquely, ridiculously mine, and I would not trade it.”

Abigail Phelps has written her memoirs, but the world has never heard of her. So why should anyone care? Perhaps no one would, if the letter in which Abigail reflects on changing times and lost opportunities weren’t addressed to Jacqueline Onassis, and the man who would never be the same weren’t John F. Kennedy Jr.

Put aside all you think you know and jump into the greatest love story the world has never known.

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Scenes From Highland Falls: Abigail Phelps, Book Two http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LSX6HD2

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Love and loss go hand-in-hand for most of us.  Most of us, however, have not experienced the extremes of both quite to the extent of  Abigail Phelps.  Abby is no longer the starry-eyed newcomer to the global ice dancing scene in ‘Scenes from Highland Falls’, the second instalment in the story of her life.

When we last saw Abigail Phelps, she was facing the greatest challenge of her life – in Jackie Kennedy’s apartment.  The one consolation we could be sure of for our heroine was that we knew there was not truth to it.  Her relationships (with Christopher Dean, Sergei Grinkov, and John Kennedy Jr.) as well as her career successes (multiple Olympic gold medals and Oscar-nominated turns in legendary films) were entertaining to read about, but they were all just anecdotes from the mind of a fragile woman.

Scenes from Highland Falls throws away everything we thought we knew about Abigail.  Or is it that we knew the truth all along, and we just refused to believe it?  Scenes from Highland Falls is book two in the Abigail Phelps series.  This special edition paperback also includes Two Thousand Years, the epilogue to the Abigail Phelps series.  Because sometimes you just want to know what happens next……….

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Two Thousand Years: Abigail Phelps, Book Three http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LSYL5UQ

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“Women half Abigail’s age would envy her body – a body fitting a star athlete, a Hollywood actress, or a young lady desired by scandalous politicians. Her face showed depth of character, a result of more sorrow but also more joy than most of us could handle. And her hair. The breathtaking auburn curls remained, and though there may have been isolated streaks of gray throughout the voluminous strands, I found it impossible to not picture Christopher Dean playing with the curls in a café in Vienna, and Sergei Grinkov unknowingly causing pain, but more importantly comfort, as he caressed her hair after the attack by Ted Kennedy.

I couldn’t help but visualize John Kennedy’s jaw dropping to the floor when he saw her for the first time in so long, gorgeous in a purple dress, hair down though she so often wore it up. Some things I envisioned had occurred, others had not. But they were all unmistakably Abigail Phelps.”

Abigail Phelps and John Kennedy Jr. weren’t destined to live happily ever after. In this, the dramatic conclusion to the Abigail Phelps Series, we learn that there is something even better than a fairy tale ending. Sometimes it’s better to have no ending at all.

“How do you know your heart is still beating? Do you have to see it or feel it to know? No, you just know. You know because you live. You know because you live. Well, Abby is my heart and I’m hers. We just know.

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Bethany recently joined the Governing Board of the Rave Reviews Book Club as Secretary II, and is a very supportive member of the club, serving as the host for the club’s new BlogTalk Radio programme ‘Rave Waves’.  You can listen to Bethany hosting the club’s past and present Book of the Month authors by listening each first Saturday of the month at 12 noon CST at the link below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ravereviewsbookclub

Bethany invites you all to join in the conversation during her show ‘Behind the Pen’ with questions and comments for the guest authors, by using the Twitter hashtag #RRBCBehindThePen

You can find out more about Bethany or contact her using the following links given below:

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Author Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BTLiteraryStuff

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seebethanywrite

Website: http://www.seebethanywrite.com/        http://www.abbyphelps.com/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/SeeBethanyWrite/

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