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Portia Paperback – August 1, 1998
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Reading more like a personal memoir rather than a novel, Portia displays an innocence and a hope that is rare in modern novels. The author's research is impeccable, but the book is far from being a text on how to deal with life, rather it is an affirmation of faith, a testament to Portia's family's values. I wanted to spend more time with Portia. Ms. Turney, your work has added a new work to my read-again-and-savor list. -- Under the Covers Book Reviews --Under the Cover Book Reviews
Denise Turney's is a new, different and compelling voice. She relates poverty and base reality so that it clutches at you even as snippets of polished sophistication lull you into believing that the rawness of life is ephemeral. The dignity of her characters leaps from the pages, and neither poverty, a frightening illness nor an all-powerful need for love and affection can camouflage it. -- Gwynne Forster, Author of Ecstasy and Obsession --Bestselling author, Gwynne Forster, Author of Ecstasy and Obsession
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Like her mother and grandmother, Portia is among Chicago's women leaders who commit to trusting God and living a life without limits despite long odds. It's how she leans on her faith, family's love and soul mate relationship with an African American man as she deals with breast cancer that sets Portia among the great inspirational women.
Since it was published, the life of Portia has encouraged and uplifted many readers. This inspirational book has been picked up by Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, book clubs and bookstores. While on book tours, readers have shared touching stories of how Portia has inspired them and their loved ones to continue to do the work to heal. I hope that you will read and enjoy Portia's inspiring story, especially if you or someone who you know is dealing with or has dealt with breast cancer. Be blessed. Be inspired!
- Publisher : Chistell Pub; 3rd edition (August 1, 1998)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 120 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0966353900
- ISBN-13 : 978-0966353907
- Item Weight : 6.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.98 x 0.26 x 9.02 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,766,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed by LadyCD
After being diagnosised with cancer Porita had a long struggle ahead of her. In her couragaeous way she dealt with the cards she had.
Her family and the love of a good man kept her on even ground. Denise Turneys voice in this book had me smiling crying and most of all proud to have gotten the chance to meet Portia. I hope if I ever face a circumstance such as she did that I find all I need in me.
Portia was about family and the importance of maintaining close family ties. Portia is a story I won't forget!