Straight out of the jacket of his fifth novel, Jeff Turner is a true dyed in the wool of Connecticut Yankee.
After an academic career during which he taught at Mitchell College for over 40 years and wrote or co-authored over 20 academic books, the Quaker Hill native focused on novels. The first of his five is “The Way Back”, released in 2013, followed by “The Hero of Willow Creek” (2015), “Lost Boys of the River Camp” (2017) and “The Choices He Made” (2019). .
Turner’s latest effort, “A Rescued Soul,” was released earlier this summer.
“A Rescued Soul” takes place over 100 years ago, but bears similarities to today’s world, with the arrival of the Spanish flu on American shores. Teenage runaway Henry Cameron finds refuge in Vermont as a stable boy for a war-weary, retired cavalry lieutenant. As horses bring ambition and purpose to their lives, the two soul mates find out how more alike they are than not, and how their broken souls mend themselves as they bond with each other. the other.
The story winds its way through New London, Niantic and Uncasville, the towns adding to the Southeast Connecticut flavor of the tale.
The novel is available to readers in bookstores and online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple iTunes store, or Google Play.