Jacci Turner

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I like to write about social issues. In my books you can find things about trafficking, what it means to be family, racism and how to grow spiritually. It's all over the map, because it's all me and what I'm thinking about and concerned about. Join me in this grand adventure called life.

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The Retreat: A Tale of Spir...

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The Cage (The Birthright #1)

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Bending Willow (The Finding...

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But What If We're Wrong?: O...

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Cracker

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The Lamb (The Birthright #3)

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I believe anxiety is running rampant in our society. We need to help each other learn to calm our nervous systems and relax. Short term stress can be good for us but long term stress can affect our health, our relationships, our sleep and our functioning.


Once I had the privilege of being with a group of 10 twenty-somethings for a retreat. At the end of their time we were talking...

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Description: In the wake of her return, Dawna's small hometown is swarmed with press and gossip. When Dawna is forced to move away it is her little sister, Emily, who takes the spotlight. But Emily is thrust into bigger problems when she finds the high school's most popular cheerleader on the floor of the school bathroom barely conscious. Suddenly Emily and some new, unlikely friends are taking some crazy risks! What force is driving them beyond precaution? Where is it coming from? Is there any hope for true friendship between seniors and freshmen? And what about the boy in the barn?
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Description: Four students are thrown together in a high school summer class. Tyrell tells of a dream he’s been having about a girl who's in danger. Sam realizes it's the same mystery girl she's been sketching! Where is this information coming from and what should the Blue Group do about it? Join Tyrell, Tiffany, Sam and Orlando as they navigate the complicated world of high school friendship, romance, and something bigger than both.
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Snapped by Jacci Turner
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This book is something I feel all teens, especially young teens should read. As a step-Mom to a 13 year old girl I highly discouraged her Snapchat and she thought I was crazy..." Read more of this review »
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This book made me want to buy up copies and send it to kids of all ages an..." Read more of this review »
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I really enjoyed this book. I loved learning more about this period of history and following it through to today through the eyes of the main character. It was well written and very interesting. Thank you Anita Diamant.
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I really enjoyed this book. I didn't rush through it like fast food but savored it slowly like a seven course meal. The short chapters help you think through many aspects of aging. It has a very positive outlook on aging and since we are living longe ...more
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I rarely write bad reviews but I just couldn't understand why this book was getting so much buzz. I decided to read it after seeing It talked about on Instagram.
If the first chapter didn't start out as it did I would've given up much earlier. But as
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I listened to this book on a road trip with my husband. My daughter had listened to it with her girls age 6 and 7 and said it was the first time they stayed quiet in the car! We enjoyed this book very much. the author wrote against type, which I like ...more
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I enjoyed this entire series. It was easy to read, interesting and I learned a lot about the revolutionary war that I didn't know. Good job Laurie!
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Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson
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I'm really enjoying this series. It is a quick read, I'm learning about a period of history I know little about and the characters are enjoyable and realistic. At first I thought I'd be sad that this book switches perspective but actually I enjoyed i ...more
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"Ari Wren is your stereotypical freshman girl. She hangs out with a small group of friends, is addicted to Snapchat, and crushes on the senior star football player. Then something strange happens. Cade Waters, quarterback for Ari’s high school foot..." Read more of this review »
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Madeleine L'Engle
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
Madeleine L'Engle

Ernest Hemingway
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
Ernest Hemingway

Saul Bellow
“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”
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Robert Frost
“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
Robert Frost

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“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
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