Recent Reviews for John H Turner
Survivors (Book) - 5/31/2008 11:16:00 AM|
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Before We Disappear release date May 1st '07 (Book) - 7/20/2007 3:14:17 PM
Before We Disappear, the first book in the McHenry family saga is a sweet story about a family and their tie to the land. Set primarily in post-Civil War Tennessee, John Turner, Jr. weaves a lovely story about the life and times of J. D. McHenry and the people and land that he loves. A work of fiction appropriate for all ages, the characters come to life cleverly depicting the life and times of the people of Crossville, Tennessee. Centered in a land reeling from defeat and devastation, Turner leads us through this time of lost hope and shows us how the common people stood proud. His characters come to life bending their backs to the hard work that will return their homeland to a semblance of order and prosperity.
Little positive is written about the period after the Civil War called Reconstruction. The word itself brings with it connotations of carpet baggers, charlatans, and scalawags. Crooked government officials and scam artists were quick to pounce on the war ravaged communities of the Southern States. Popular literature and film has done much to concentrate on these dreadful characters of our past. It is refreshing to see a modern author concentrate on the good things that came out of such a dark period in our history.
The innocence of the characters, the simple dialogue, and the quickly moving story line hooks the reader from the beginning and keeps them reading to the last page. The characters bring to mind the strong, independent spirits found in books by Zane Grey or James Fenimore Cooper. Even the most reluctant reader will be caught up in the narrative. Destined for family libraries everywhere, this is a romping good, clean read.
Before We Disappear release date May 1st '07 (Book) - 5/11/2007 7:10:13 AM
John, your synopsis sounds wonderful. That was a period in history that will forever interest many American people because it was such a great turning point in the history of our country. It sounds like a great book.
Daddy, Could You Love Me? (Book) - 11/14/2006 8:08:16 AM
Daddy, Could You Love Me?
Co. USA (8/11/2004) Daddy,could You Love Me? is an amazing story about James Buchanan, a polite, hard-working young man in a very difficult time. I could not put this book down as I followed each of the steps of his life-through the different homes of his upbringing,as he strove to find work,an education, and even love. there wasn't a soul that did not immediately take to James, including this reader! Daddy, could You Love Me? is a wonderful, heart-warming story that takes you back into the past and gives you an amazing touch of history, of strength, and of the power of family. I give this book, Daddy,Could You Love Me? five stars! Sherry Moore Author of Shadows of the Past
The Winter Of Your Life (Poetry) - 11/25/2012 1:49:23 PM
Which way shall I take the course to my readerís hearts,
What scale and tools do I collect with,
What voyeurís wrap I claim in readiness.
Are the ages of my father come to bear,
Or will be for next generationís benefit:
And for sure hope luck to smile a lot,
Unless I weaken in devotion,
That I harbor this pretext,
Where course is subject to a wanton age.
Gather, flock with us; examine all to beyond:
Valiant person have surpassed our time.
the stock markets going down (Poetry) - 5/16/2010 8:33:19 AM
John, this is a zippy poem. I like the part that says,"if you see the morning paper and the head line isn't good you should roll it up and burn it just as quick as you could..."
I'm at a point where I hate bad news on television, so I tend to bury my head in the sand.
Are You Making Foot prints? (Poetry) - 8/1/2009 6:52:20 AM
A lovely write and a tender reminder for all to consider what mark "footprints" we'll leave behind. Nicely done, John.
Forever and for Always (Poetry) - 8/1/2009 6:49:22 AM
Beautiful! This poem speaks of a utopia in marriage with such continuing love. To be loved like that would be absolutely wonderful.
God So Loved Mankind (Poetry) - 8/1/2009 6:45:27 AM
This spiritual write is beautiful with deep meaning, and hope in the last four lines that end with, "he'll always be at home."
Paradise Is Just A Faith away (Poetry) - 8/1/2009 6:41:18 AM
I like your song, John, and the title--and chorus--"just a faith away"--is terrific.
The Winter Of Your Life (Poetry) - 2/1/2009 2:36:52 PM
When young days seem to drag on then all of a sudden it slips through your fingers~Teri
If There is no God (Poetry) - 1/27/2009 9:58:24 PM
I love this poem.
GOD loves your thoughts and so do I.
God So Loved Mankind (Poetry) - 1/27/2009 9:57:13 PM
Another great write!
From a fellow Christian and Air Force guy (24 years).
John Michael Domino
The Winter Of Your Life (Poetry) - 1/10/2009 10:54:03 AM
Where does time go, you turn around and you are in the autumn of your life...excellent piece John
Friends (Poetry) - 10/1/2008 5:28:52 AM
A warm, friendly, loving poem that depicts the worthiness of a computer and the internet for keeping in touch with friends far away. This was an enjoyable read. Hope you are doing well, John. Many blessings to you.
The Winter Of Your Life (Poetry) - 3/10/2008 4:13:32 PM
John, you're so right! Time does seem to fly by as one gets older. Someone told me recently that when time passes quickly, you're busy and happy and don't notice it; but when it passes slowly, you're bored and keep looking at the clock.
Blessings to you,
A Mother's Love (Poetry) - 2/23/2008 4:59:15 PM
...breathing new life into one...with words...a mother's love...is remembered of sand made...
The Winter Of Your Life (Poetry) - 2/23/2008 4:54:57 PM
...well penned...seasons of self...until winter becomes...all there is.
A Mother's Love (Poetry) - 1/27/2008 4:31:53 AM
John, this is really a beautiful poem, and contains thoughts probably very similar to what many a parent thinks when they hold their infants in their arms for the first time. This is a keeper.
Friends (Poetry) - 9/19/2007 7:13:24 AM
nice write ta true friendship
Friends (Poetry) - 9/17/2007 3:40:22 PM
A most heartfelt and sincere write of a friendship that will endure not matter time and distance...
Friends (Poetry) - 9/16/2007 11:37:34 AM
Friends - the glue of life, I believe.
Good bye to those I love (Poetry) - 4/30/2007 4:26:41 AM
John, your poem, "Goodbye to those I Love" sent goosebumps along my spine. Your mastery of visual scenes in word-painting put me right there in that cold dark cave, gasping for air as it thinned.
I recall the last time I saw a newscast of a coal mine collapsing and the struggle to bring the men out. Even now tears fill my eyes with remembering.
You've certainly captured the moment of what a man must have felt as he embraced death just before his last few breaths. A wonderfully written poem.
Good bye to those I love (Poetry) - 1/5/2007 10:11:21 AM
Good bye to those I love (Poetry) - 1/4/2007 7:58:05 AM
I can so relate to this poem. I am the daughter of a coal miner and I use to fear everyday for my Dad's life and if he was late coming home late evening, I would shutter in fear. He worked under ground for thirty-plus years and once said, "When I die and I'm buried, I'll feel at home." I love poetry that relates to life and this one sure does.
Good bye to those I love (Poetry) - 1/3/2007 7:59:06 PM
Good bye to those I love (Poetry) - 1/3/2007 11:52:37 AM
Powerfully written, sad and pulled at my heart strings.
What a dedicated man he was indeed.
Thank you for sharing this poem,
Fantastic~From the Heart of an Artist Quiet Storm
God So Loved Mankind (Poetry) - 12/24/2006 3:55:16 PM
A inspirational, heart touching offering...beautifully written
Merry Christmas to you and yours...
Forever and for Always (Poetry) - 10/25/2006 4:05:28 PM
I liked the last chorus.It has a good ring to it. ~D~
Are You Making Foot prints? (Poetry) - 10/25/2006 2:30:27 PM
This is fantastic and inspiring to all who read.
Are You Making Foot prints? (Poetry) - 10/25/2006 1:59:58 PM
Truly inspirational take of muse of footprints in the sand.... It is also so true how we leave our footprints for others guiding and leading...Thank you,
Light & Peace,
the stock markets going down (Poetry) - 10/23/2006 4:39:57 AM
Yes I agree about the frown and the stock market going down.Well penned
If There is no God (Poetry) - 10/10/2006 6:40:33 PM
i have to agree with Liz ...
If There is no God (Poetry) - 10/8/2006 6:56:56 PM
It's not the believing in God that is the problem. It is the wholesale marketing of God like a BigMac, and presuming to SPEAK for God that pi$$es everybody off. All that pious, "I know best" bible thumping gives one a headache.
If There is no God (Poetry) - 10/7/2006 3:38:45 PM
Captures it all he said and greater works ye shall do. In My name... If no God ye a sorrowful world this would be more sorrowful than today.
This is well expressed.
If There is no God (Poetry) - 10/7/2006 2:10:53 PM
Sobering thoughts that put it all into perspective.
Richard Lloyd Cederberg