Love Pour Over Me by Denise Turney

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‘Love Pour Over Me’ is a powerfully moving, inspirational story. This remarkable, inspirational story recounts African American track and field star, Raymond Clarke’s tumultuous, yet amazingly triumphant life.

Malcolm, Raymond’s father, struggles with untreated alcoholism. Raymond’s mother, a starry-eyed dreamer, abandoned Raymond when he was only two years old. Raymond’s track and field successes make him one of America’s top middle-distance runners, earning him a scholarship to a prestigious university.

But, it’s at college, where Raymond’s life is supposed to take off, that things really start to get dicey, frighteningly mysterious. Right away, Raymond meets a motley sort of friends, each with a hard-to-believe story of his own. The men enter a lifelong bond. They also make a pact to keep their involvement in a murder secret.

Raymond becomes witness to the murder upon his arrival to college. His desperate attempts to avoid love threaten to keep him from the only woman he’s ever truly loved, the woman he was born to love. Anyone who has ever been hurt may absolutely treasure ‘Love Pour Over Me’.
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Five Star Review on Amazon by N. Titus

A complex work on many levels, Denise Turney has written a psychological, spiritual, and emotional novel replete with fully fleshed out characters that vie for our attention at every turn. Love Pour Over Me’s main character, Raymond, is at once an enigma and an open book. Dealing with troubling issues, most salient of which, are physical and emotional abandonment, Raymond lives a painful childhood with his abusive and alcoholic father. The young, talented athlete must fend for himself and resist as well the criminal elements who shadow and threaten to blithe his world. It is not difficult to see why, as a young adult, he is described as “emotionally distant,” and “aloof.” With Brenda, Raymond might find enduring love if only he is able to open up enough to accept it. Caught between his devotion to Brenda and the church, the young man is conflicted, and takes refuge in running away. However, he cannot manage to forget Brenda’s love. Our resistance to love and forgiveness, writes the analytical author, has created a world of religion. And forgiveness and love, proffers Ms Turney, are what will help bridge the gap of error. Denise Turney is very skilful in her depiction of dialogue, and in the presentation of a world that many will find easy to recognize.


About the Author

Denise Turney is the author of Portia, Love Has Many Faces, Spiral, Long Walk Up, Rosetta’s Great Hope and Love Pour Over Me. She is also a two-time Navy Achievement Medal winner.

Her works have appeared in various national and international periodicals among which include: Parade, Madame Noire, USA Today, Obsidian II, Essence, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, The Bucks County Courier Times, The Trenton Times, Sisters In Style, Today’s Black Woman and The Trenton State College Literary Review.

Denise Turney has spoken at the prestigious Spelman College, facilitated the Women of Color: Financial Independence Conference at the Philadelphia Community College, The Aspiring Writer’s Conference in Philadelphia, and served as a panelist for Take Our Daughters To Work Day at Merrill Lynch in Princeton, New Jersey. Denise travels the country speaking and connecting with readers at large national events that host 40,000 – 1 million attendees.

As a journalist and editor, Denise has interviewed a number of distinguished artists and leaders, including Roland Martin, Omar Tyree, Francis Ray, Grammy-award nominee and nationally renowned Native American poet, essayist and speaker, Awiakta, presidential speech writer, Michael Johns, journalist – Diane Writer, Dan Poynter, Troy Johnson, and bestselling author Tracy Thompson.

PERSONAL NOTE FROM DENISE: Dear Reader, your support is invaluable! Pick up a copy of one my books (Love Has Many Faces, Spiral, Long Walk Up, Rosetta’s Great Hope, Love Pour Over Me) right here at

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With Appreciation and Happy Reading!

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