Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Turn in the Road by Debbie Macomber

In the middle of the year, in the middle of her life, Bethanne Hamlin takes a road trip with her daughter, Annie, and her former mother-in-law, Ruth.

They're driving to Florida for Ruth's 50th high-school reunion. A longtime widow, Ruth would like to reconnect with Royce, the love of her teenage life. She's heard he's alone, too…and, well, she's curious. Maybe even hopeful.

Bethanne herself needs time to reflect, to ponder a decision she has to make. Her ex-husband, Grant—her children's father—wants to reconcile now that his second marriage has failed. Bethanne's considering it….

Meanwhile, Annie's out to prove to her onetime boyfriend that she can live a brilliant life without him!

So there they are, three women driving across America. They have their maps and their directions—but even the best-planned journey can take you to a turn in the road. Or lead you to an unexpected encounter—like the day Bethanne meets a man named Max who really is a hero on a Harley. That's when Bethanne's decision becomes a lot harder. Because Grant wants her back, but now there's Max….

From Seattle's Blossom Street to the other end of the country, this is a trip that could change three women's lives.

I loved this book, and Debbie is one of my favorite authors. I remember the book when Grant left her and the Children..A Good Yarn (Blossom Street, No. 2). Now he realizes he wants his wife back, he will do anything she wants to accept him.

When Bethanne runs into her former Mother-in-Law and finds out she will be driving alone from Washington State to Florida. Bethanne immediately decides to go along with her, and her Daughter Annie makes the choice to come along too.

I love the relationships here, and the adventures they have. In the end you wonder who Bethanne is going to choose. I found myself not rooting for Grant, but the grown children want their family back together.

Loved this visit with old friends and catching up with their lives. You can read this book as a stand alone, but for me I just want to get updated! Thanks for a wonderful treat Debbie!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from of MIRA Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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