[Book Review] A Turn in The Road by Debbie Macomber

Posted 27 March, 2011 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

About the 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…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.

About the Author:
With more than 100 million copies of her books sold worldwide, Debbie Macomber is one of today’s most popular authors.

The #1 New York Times bestselling author is best known for her ability to create compelling characters and bring their stories to life in her books. Drawing on her own experiences and observations, Debbie writes heartwarming tales about small-town life, home and family and enduring friendships. Every book features the delightful sense of humor that readers around the world clamor for.

Debbie is a regular resident on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times (55 times and counting), USA TODAY (currently 63 times) and Publishers Weekly (23 times to date). She is the first-ever recipient of the “readers’ choice” Quill Award for Romance Fiction, for 44 Cranberry Point, the fourth book in her highly popular Cedar Cove series. Debbie has also been honored with a RITA® Award, a Romantic Times BOOKreviews Career Achievement Award and is a multiple winner of both the Holt Medallion and the B. Dalton Award.

Her recent books include 92 Pacific Boulevard, 8 Sandpiper Way, 74 Seaside Avenue and Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove Cookbook, as well as Twenty Wishes, A Cedar Cove Christmas, Summer on Blossom Street and The Perfect Christmas.

For more information on Debbie and her books, visit her Web site: www.DebbieMacomber.com.

My Review:
I have got to tell you, I’m a HUGE HUGE HUGE Debbie Macomber fan. I LOVE her work. She can keep it  clean while making it passionate. Her work touches me to the heart no matter what she writes. She’s a best selling author and one that will forever be at the top of my main stream fiction favorite authors list. I have been reading her books since long before I started blogging. Now, on to the the fun stuff!

I LOVED this book. It’s an addition to her Blossom Street series, and a wonderful addition it was! This one brings us to the life of Bethanne and Grant (they’ve been seen through out the other Blossom Street books, but you don’t need to read them to appreciate the value of this particular book). Grant threw away his marriage when he cheated on his wife, Bethanne, after 20 years together. Now, I admit, I was a little disappointed in Grant. I can’t believe that he would have done that! And, Bethanne gets the chance to get away for awhile when her ex-mother-in-law goes on a cross country trip to Florida. Bethanne, and her daughter Annie, tag along for the ride, all the while Grant is wanting to patch things up with Bethanne. Bethanne takes the time to use that cross country trip to sort through her feelings of anger and betrayal, and love and forgiveness towards Grant. That is, until she meets Max, a big, bad biker dude. I’m going to stop there because I know if I keep going, I will give away the story and I do not believe in doing that.

So, I highly recommend this book. It has all the elements that Debbie Macomber is famous for: sweet, caring characters, complex yet entertaining plot line, roller coaster emotions and fun loving reading! Her master skills create a book that draws the reader into the story and makes them laugh and smile, or maybe, as I’ve done from time to time, cry. This 5 star novel really brought me back to Blossom Street (it’s been awhile since I’ve read a Blossom Street novel!) and has already got me wanting another amazing addition! Some things in this book really would make for another WOWmazing book! Well done, Debbie, and I can’t wait for the next!

You can purchase your copy here.

*This book was provided for review by the publisher and NetGalley*

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