Time Trials

Fiction - Womens
257 Pages
Reviewed on 01/25/2016
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Author Biography

As a native Houstonian, Terry holds two licensures in the state of Texas: one in chemical dependency counseling, the other in massage therapy. In 2004, she trained to be a volunteer for Houston Hospice, a life-changing training session she believes would benefit all. -“Hospice, contrary to popular belief, is not about dying but about helping people live until they die.”

Her intent is to deliver stories with wisdom, warmth, and a medley of emotions and always a touch of humor, which she often finds to be the elixir of life. “When I write, I pull from what I know—real people, real life and all the obstacles in between.”

Terry is proof it is never too late to reinvent yourself or pursue a dream. Her first novel, Saving Gracie, was published in 2012, the year she turned sixty years old, her second, Partly Sunny in September 2013, and Time Trials hit the shelves the end of November, 2015.

“I’ve always said I’m a late bloomer…”

    Book Review

Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite

Time Trials by Terry Lee follows the lives of eight friends - the Bad-Ass Girls - from when they first met in college through the next forty years of their lives. The story covers their friendship, their personal journeys, and the changes that came along the way from their teenage years through to the fifties. With each of the girls yearning for something more in life, going to college was, in a way, a promise of a new beginning; a chance to live life on their own terms. Terry Lee flawlessly narrates their journeys and experiences as they try to hold onto the friendship, eventually settling into their separate lives until a tragic event brings them back together. Follow the journeys and shenanigans of the Bad-Ass Girls as they move from strangers to best friends and back again, helping each other navigate through life's ups and downs.

Time Trials by Terry Lee is the tale of a vibrant friendship as it is tested by time. The most amazing part of the story is how such a diverse set of characters came together to form a dynamic friendship that would span decades. Each of the girls had a different story to tell and each brought something special to the group. There is real depth to each of these characters and their stories; each as memorable as the other but in a completely different way. The character growth across the decades was phenomenal as portrayed by the way each of them adapted to the changing times and circumstances, yet at the core they all remained the same people they were when they first met. I also enjoyed how the story began with the characters on the road to college, which felt like such a powerful symbolic indication of the new journey they were embarking on. Time Trials by Terry Lee is the tale of a true and fierce friendship. I especially liked that the friendship was not painted too rosily, which would have come off as corny and, by avoiding this, it felt genuine and relatable.

Karen Barber Doughtie

I felt the same way about the characters...the book really dug deep and with each book you write Teery your skills as a writer blossom ❤️

Gail Goetz

The minute I turned to the first page of Terry Lee's novel, Time Trials, I felt right at home. Like the Bad Ass women in her story, I have had a long-term group relationship with seven other women, from 1961 to the present. Terry's characters are clearly drawn. Their experiences are universal, but unique, in a plot that is fascinating and draws a reader in. Throughout the story, the history of each era is told in detail, showing Terry's careful research. I found myself going back to times in my own life as I read about those times in the lives of Terry's Characters. I'm glad I own a copy of Time Trials so that I can return to this wonderful story again and again.