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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
The Down Turn by Snook is the story of a woman who wants to find her place in the world. Vivian is a stay at home mom of three children. She has a college degree and a great job, but she gave that all up in order to be with her husband Timothy and their children. When Timothy is laid off, Vivian is forced to make some harsh decisions. He leaves to find a job in another city with the promise he would get them there too, but he has an affair and soon they are divorced. Now a single mother, Vivian is struggling to make ends meet and find love in her life. After a disastrous date, she meets a new man, Daniel. He is a good man, but after everything that has happened to her before, can she trust him with her heart and children?
The Down Turn by Snook was a good read. It was easy to read, the words were chosen wisely. The sentences were short and understandable. Although the novel raises some big and serious issues, it was still entertaining. I really liked the way Snook wrote the novel. Vivian's character was a fighter, she never gave up. Whenever she was knocked down, she got back up and went to fight for her rights. I really like strong characters like her. The cover of the novel was also good. I really appreciate writers who put effort into their covers. In my opinion, it is the cover and the blurb that attracts the first audience, and Snook has nailed it!