Tuesday, September 7, 2021

The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox


Present Day. After tragedy plunges her into grief and unresolved anger, Sarah Ashby returns to her childhood home determined to finally follow her long-denied dream of running Old Depot Grocery alongside her mother and grandmother. But when she arrives, her mother, Rosemary, announces to her that the store is closing. Sarah and her grandmother, Glory Ann, make a pact to save the store, but Rosemary has worked her entire life to make sure her daughter never follows in her footsteps. She has her reasons--but she'll certainly never reveal the real one.

1965. Glory Ann confesses to her family that she's pregnant with her deceased fiancé's baby. Pressured into a marriage of convenience with a shopkeeper to preserve the family reputation, Glory Ann vows never to love again. But some promises are not as easily kept as she imagined.

This dual-timeline story from Amanda Cox deftly explores the complexity of a mother-daughter dynamic, the way the secrets we keep shape our lives and the lives of others, and the healing power of telling the truth.



About The Author 

Amanda Cox is a blogger and a curriculum developer for a national nonprofit youth leadership organization, but her first love is communicating through story. She holds a bachelor's degree in Bible and theology and a master's degree in professional counseling. Her studies and her interactions with hurting families over a decade have allowed her to create multidimensional characters that connect emotionally with readers.



My Review


When I saw a new book by Amanda Cox I knew I had to read it, and I was not disappointed!
What a tale we are gifted to, and it quickly became a page turner, a story that spans three generations, and the strong woman of one family.
Life hasn't been easy for this family, from the beginning when Glory Ann's soulmate is sent to Vietnam, to the present when Sarah returns to the comfort of her family and the Old Depot Grocery, and place where little girls have spent their growing up years.
Now the old grocery is in trouble, can it survive when the big box stores are closing in? Will these woman come to terms of the inevitable? Will closely held secrets finally be revealed? Yes, all of these questions are answered, and we have another book in this series to look forward to! Yeah!
I received this book through the Publisher Revell, and was not required to give a positive review.

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