June 9, 2013

A Turn in the Road

Title: A Turn in the Road  (Blossom Street #8)
Author: Debbie Macomber
Published: Mira. 2011
Format: Paperback.
Pages: 390
Genre: Contemporary

Summary from Back of Book.
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…...

Bethanne herself needs time to reflect, to ponder a decision she has to make -  whether or not to reconcile with her  ex husband, Grant, her children's father.

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 ...

My thoughts:
Again another enjoyable book by Debbie Macomber.  Bethanne, Ruth and Annie have a very interesting  journey across the USA.  En route they meet some interesting bikies who help them out when they are stranded because their car conks out.  The women's reaction and distrust of the men, especially that of Ruth was entertaining and humorous.  

Bethanne has changed over the years since Grant walked out on her, and I like the way she holds to the newer self.  Annie too learns a little about self hood and standing on her own two feet. Ruth finds all she is looking for and more.  I was very happy with the decisions that they all made.  

I found the story a little slow at times, and must say I prefer the books when some of the other characters from Blossom Street are more than glimpsed.  However a worthwhile read and it almost brings me up to date with this series.


  1. Replies
    1. Yes I do too Sheila. This series are the first books I have read of hers. I read a couple of Navy ones as well.

  2. I enjoy this series, but think I like the Cedar Cove one better.

    1. Nise
      Thanks for that, I have the first Cedar Cove on my kindle and I intend starting in on that series when I have finished this one. Good to know you liked it better, means I will too probably!

  3. I do enjoy Debbie Macomber .. always good for a light read with some enjoyable characters. :)

    1. Julie
      Thanks I agree, she writes a warm, cosy book.

  4. Debbie is on my to try list! I have so many well-knowns that I have never given a whirl :)

  5. Felicia the problem is to read all the authors that sound promising! Looking forward to getting to know some of your well-knowns to add to my mix!


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