The book chronicles, in poetic form, the life of a woman who in three distinct and significant life events feels she is “the other woman” to her husband, to her child, and even to herself rather than the woman who is “good enough” just as she is. Not until she loses her eyesight does she finally allow herself to stop putting herself aside and be who she always has been…a strong, insightful, creative, resilient, faith driven, funny, and fun-loving woman; a Resurrected Woman!
Additionally, this beautifully written and beautifully designed memoir allows the reader to find connections in some of the poems through Personal Reflection opportunities if desired.
Rosebud spent all of her younger years, from birth to undergraduate school in Florida. Since then she has resided in Charlotte, North Carolina where she and her husband raised three children and established enriching careers.
The majority of Rosebud’s professional career was with Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District. During her years in CMS, she worked as a secondary English and journalism teacher, a Professional Development Specialist and the Director of The Department of Instructional Excellence which gained national attention due to its success in training and mentoring 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year teachers resulting in significant increase in teacher retention. During her later years in CMS, Rosebud wrote an extensive curriculum for the training of new teachers called The School-based Teacher Academy. CMS piloted this program in 5 secondary schools with very good success.
Due to diabetic issues in her mid-50’s, Rosebud permanently lost her sight, but did not lose her will and determination to continue her zest for living. Rosebud has said many times, “God has given me several talents and gifts, and blindness will not restrict me from using them.” As proof of this belief, Rosebud Turner wrote her first and second children’s books “Through Talen’s Eyes” as well as her memoir “The Other Woman” after sight loss.
As a way of relaxing, Rosebud enjoys singing in her church choir, reading and attending her book club to discuss the selected book for the month with some very lively and fun women. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She also loves to attend plays, go to movies, and have brunch with friends. Her favorite vacation spots are always at some beach location! Rosebud can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Author: Rosebud Alford Turner
Narrator: Tracie Frank
Copyright: 2021 Rosebud A. Turner
Running Time: 01:08:00
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I read the book first and listened to the audiobook after. The voice of the narrator helped me understand and relate to the author more and connect with her emotionally.
Rosebud Turner has lived a remarkable life. She shows courage, faith, humor, and wisdom as she shares her journey to wholeness. Her poems reveal the emotional highs and lows she experienced along the way. This is her story, but as women, we can identify with her revelations and be lifted along with her as she soars to life as a resurrected woman.