"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
--Author Christopher Benson



Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Turn in the Road by Debbie Macomber

Published by MIRA
A Blossom Street Novel
Available Today!!!
ISBN-10: 0778329836
ISBN-13: 978-0778329831

Bethanne Hamlin has recovered very well since her husband left her for another woman.  She had started her own business and it has been very successful.

Her daughter Annie, will be starting her last year of college and she helps her mom with her business.

Bethanne's ex-mother-in-law, Ruth, is planning to drive from Seattle, Washington to Vero  Beach, Florida to attend her 50 year high school class reunion.  This trip will not happen if her daughter Robin as anything to say about it.

Three women all at different places in their lives, all facing some important decisions.  Bethanne's ex-husband has made it known he wants her back now that his second marriage has fallen apart.  Can she forgive him for all the pain he has caused her? She is no longer the same woman he left behind.  Annie thought her boyfriend was going to propose marriage and instead he broke her heart by telling her he was going to travel Europe with friends for a year, just expecting her to wait  for him.  Ruth is going back to see old friends, but there is one special friend she really wants to reconnect with so she can apologize for for hurting them.

Bethanne and Annie decide to travel cross country with Ruth to give them time to make the right decisions and with them going along Ruth's daughter can't keep her from a trip she has been planning for almost 50 years. Packed up and with their route mapped out they head out for the trip of a lifetime. But "A Turn in the Road" can make a well-planned excursion have a few unexpected surprises.  This turns out to be a trip that will change the lives for several people, especially Ruth, Bethanne and Annie.

You can never go wrong with a Debbie Macomber book.  This is not your normal Blossom Street Novel except that is where we first met Bethanne back in A Good Yarn.  The story takes us on a wonderful adventure with three wonderful strong women.  I found myself worrying if I was going to like the ending, which way was the author going to take us.  Debbie's endings always seem to come with a little surprise, like all good books should.  The entire story was a pure pleasure to read. I hope the author includes updates on these characters in future Blossom Street editions. This is a perfect "escape" book and can be read as a stand alone or as part of the series.  

Check out Debbie's Web Page to find out about all her fantastic books already out and the new ones coming soon.

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Gigi Ann said...

I love Debbie Macomber books, I see I will have to pick this one up the next time I visit a bookstore. I can't wait to read it.

Anonymous said...

I love Debbie Macomber's books. Have loved all the Blossom Street and also the Cedar Cove books. Since Cedar Cove is ending this year, I hope she continues with Blossom Street. :-)

Looking forward to reading this one.

Bookscount Blogs said...

I love Debbie Macomber also. This one was not one of my favourites though