Child Bride: A Novel

Child Bride: A Novel

by Jennifer Smith Turner


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In the segregated South of the mid-1900s, fourteen-year-old Nell bears witness to a world that embraces the oppression of women. Married off when she turns sixteen, she journeys from the South to the city of Boston, where she must quickly learn first how to be a wife to a controlling and emotionally abusive husband, and then a mother.

After giving birth to three children, Nell’s body begins to fail her. Her husband, concerned for her health, pulls away from her physically. But this void of intimacy drives Nell into the arms of another man, Charles— an encounter that leads to another pregnancy, and another unanticipated adventure for Nell.

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ISBN-13: 9781684630387
Publisher: SparkPress
Publication date: 04/14/2020
Sales rank: 243,611
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Smith Turner is a New England–born writer. She is the author of two poetry books, Lost and Found: Rhyming Verse Honoring African American Heroes and Perennial Secrets: Poetry & Prose. She is the retired CEO of Girl Scouts of Connecticut. During her professional career, she served as an appointed government official with the State of Connecticut and the City of Hartford as a corporate and nonprofit executive, and as a member of many academic and nonprofit boards of directors. She retired to Martha's Vineyard with her husband, Eric Turner, in 2012.

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